DMT Beauty Transformation: These Brands Make It Easy To Shop Small And Give To Worthy Causes At The Same Time
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These Brands Make It Easy To Shop Small And Give To Worthy Causes At The Same Time

June 08, 2020DMT Beauty

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The last few months have made it absolutely clear: While uplifting our communities should be an everyday priority, people need our help more than ever in times of unrest and uncertainty.

If you're in the position to do so, Shopify makes it easy to shop small and give back when you support the indie brands the all-in-one commerce platform powers. These small businesses' efforts to pay it forward span from producing masks for medical personnel combatting COVID-19 to donating to organizations fighting racial injustice.

Ahead, we've rounded up 16 standouts you can feel good about buying from. And if you're a business owner (or looking to turn a side hustle into your own socially minded operation), the platform is offering a 14-day free trial for all new members. Whichever side of the shopping cart you fall on, it's a great time to make a difference.


When you shop this line of natural beauty products founded by 19-year-old Zandra Azariah Cunningham, you support a Black-owned business and girls' education, with up to 10% of profits going toward workshops for youth in underserved areas.
Corey Moranis

The jewelry designer, who's known for her amorphous lucite baubles, has been making donations to a variety of charities since March. This month, she'll donate 10% of online sales to Black Lives Matter.

If you're on the hunt for a chain à la a certain character from a certain book-to-TV adaptation, this Canadian jewelry brand has some very nice options — and 15% from all proceeds go to Second Harvest, a charity that helps feed the food-insecure.

On top of the eyewear brand's standing partnership with Sightsavers, an organization that works to prevent blindness and advocate for social inclusion for people with disabilities, Bohten has pledged to donate five masks to homeless shelters for every frame purchased.

For every purchase of $50 or more, this globally inspired shoe brand will donate $50 to COVID-19 protection efforts in India. What better reason to hit "buy" on a pair of tasseled satin slides?
Misha Nonoo

Known as much for her celebrity fans as she is for being an early adapter of sustainable business practices, the designer will donate $3 from the sale of every MN mask to the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Response, equivalent to the cost of a high-grade medical mask.
Kyra Shea Medleys

For every 200 Butter Creams purchased, KSM will donate more of its best-selling shea butter moisturizers to a homeless shelter, clinic, charity, or nonprofit. Customers can fill out a form to nominate worthy causes here.
No Fun

The Canadian clothing brand will donate 100% of profits from this week’s sales to Black Lives Matter and Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet.
Nomad Goods

From charging cables to hand sanitizer, this phone accessories brand has converted production to make and deliver medical supplies to frontline responders globally.
Phenomenal Woman

Like a social-awareness supergroup, this brand's Action Campaign brings awareness to various social causes, including nonprofits working to increase the political presence of Black women.
Sam & Lance

It's a two-for-one deal: Buy one sustainably sourced care package, and the brand will donate another to a healthcare worker.
Smash + Tess

In a company-wide effort, this sustainable fashion brand brought together its design, operations, and supply teams to produce non-surgical scrub caps for frontline healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.

Every purchase of honey-infused skincare from this Chicago-based brand helps employ individuals with criminal convictions in their pasts.

This online swimwear start-up has launched a free texting service called Joycast, which encourages customers to reach out if they need their mood lifted. Text "JOYCAST" to 24321, and the retailer’s "customer happiness" team will respond with a 10-minute meditation video, self-care ideas, or puppy GIF. And for every three-pack of face coverings — made from recycled swim fabric — sold, the brand will donate one to a philanthropic organization (they're taking suggestions via Instagram DM).
This T-Shirt

You've definitely seen the namesake shirt all over social media. Now, the brand's second drop features custom apparel and merch that supports a relief fund for hospitality and service workers across 20 states.

Due to COVID-induced supply-chain issues, farmers and ranchers are having a difficult time getting their products to consumers, leading to dumped milk and destroyed crops. Veles' greenhouse-gas-reducing cleaner provides an alternative by deriving 97% of its ingredients from food waste.

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Chelsea Peng, Khareem Sudlow

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