Back To School

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With Summer winding down, it’s back-to-school time and everyone from students to parents are preparing for the new school year by shopping for school supplies and new outfits.  The Shop With Meaning Back To School buying guide highlights companies supporting important social causes with every purchase and all the great options to Shop With Meaning! 

4Sight Sunglasses is all about giving you a clear, tangible way to change the life of a person in need and the world. That’s why for every pair of 4sight sunglasses you buy, they give a new pair of corrective eyeglasses to a person in need.
website: http://4sightsunglasses.com

Ark Collective (pictured) was established to improve the quality of our underserved youth’s education. Ark’s commitment is to give a new backpack to a student for every backpack purchased. Get to Give.
website: http://www.arkcollective.com

Blanket America believes has the power to spur world-wide change. For each product you buy from Blanket America, they will donate a blanket to charity. If you need a quality woven or fleece blanket, chances are someone else out there does too. Blanket America envisions this model not only helping those in need, but changing the way charity and business is done. Blanket America wants consumers to demand more from the companies they use.
website: http://www.blanketamerica.com/

 

Coastal Playground is dedicated to preserving our coastlines for future generations. That’s why with every purchase of Coastal Playground clothing 50% will go towards non-profits dedicated to keeping our beaches clean. Purchase your very own Coastal Playground t-shirt today and let your clothing work for you.
website: http://www.coastalplayground.com 

Since its inception, Delicate Fortress Creations has opened its arms to over 25 different artisan groups in the efforts to fight human trafficking, poverty and modern day slavery. During the Summer Sale, DFC will donate 20% to fund literacy in Haiti through the Restavek Foundation, plus you save an additional 10%.
website: http://www.delicatefortress.com

The heart of Give Prints is to help people send love to others through the purchasing of photographs. GivePrints already donates 50% from the sale of its beautiful photos to non-profits.
website: http://www.giveprints.com

Hendrick Boards seeks to showcase and build the culture and lifestyle that skateboarding inspires, while ensuring the protection of the environment and helping to safeguard the welfare of pets and animals through each purchase in its “Boards for Barks” line.  Purchase the “im a rescue” bracelet and Hendrick Boards will double the donation to local and national animal shelters as well as offer 10% off.
website: http://www.hendrickboards.com

Krochet Kids helps over 100 people in Northern Uganda everyday to work and to rewrite their stories for the better.  The hand crafted hats created abroad have been well received here at home and the cooperation of the staff in America and artists in Northern Uganda has created a sustainable cycle of employment and empowerment.
website: http://krochetkids.org/

 

Life Equals is a company founded on the convergence of two beliefs that form a simple but profound idea: a better you creates a better world. Or, in other words, LIFE=LIFE.
website: http://www.life-equals.com 

MoralEyes recognizes the need for eye-care among the needy, so when you purchase your reading glasses from MoralEyes, a pair is donated to someone in need.
website: http://www.moraleyes.com

Moral Fibers gives artists in the developing world the opportunity to pull themselves and their communities out of poverty. With the purchase of each shirt, 15% of revenues go directly to the artist, and 10% of our profits are donated to a humanitarian cause close to the artist’s heart.
website: http://www.moralfibers.co

One World Futbol‘s ball , named after Sting’s song “One World (Not Three),” required eleven months of prototyping and field testing in Africa, Haiti, Iraq, and elsewhere. Months more of relationship-building and legal work followed, establishing a mission-driven business called the One World Futbol Project. Just five months after its public launch, the One World Futbol had already been introduced in 59 countries around the world through nearly 100 organizations using sport to resolve conflicts, teach tolerance, and build community.
website: http://www.oneworldfutbol.com/

 

PACT is an apparel company offering design-driven, responsibly manufactured, premium organic cotton underwear connected to powerful social and environmental causes.
website: http://www.wearpact.com 

Roma Boots sells boots to the fortunate and gives boots to the less fortunate through a “one for one” concept.
website: http://www.romaprovisions.com

SET boutique scours the globe for clothing, jewelry, bags, and unique gifts made by socially responsible suppliers. Every time you shop at SET Boutique, they give back.
website: http://www.setboutique.com

SPERO is a street soccer brand with a purpose. We give a percentage of every sale to supporting soccer in underdeveloped regions. Through its Buy One, Give One they are hoping to impact those that don’t have access to the resources that we enjoy day to day.
website: http://www.speromovement.com

TanQ designs one t-shirt each month for a different non-profit. Not only do you get a cool looking tee, you’re showing everyone the things that are important to you. All tees are limited so once they’re gone they’re… well gone.
website: http://www.tanq.us

With every pair of TOMS Shoes purchased, a pair of new shoes given to a child in need.  As a supporter of TOMS, you’re already making a difference – whether by buying a pair, by going barefoot for One Day Without Shoes, or through any of the other ways you can get involved.  TOMS also announced its new one for one eyewear collection.
website: http://www.toms.com/

 

Vitamma was founded on the premise that by maintaining your own health you can enhance that of children around the world. With this in mind Vitamma is able to treat three children, with two years’ worth of vitamin A for each product they sell through Vitamma.com.
website: http://vitamma.com

 

Warby Parker believes that everyone has the right to see. By partnering with renowned non-profits, such as RestoringVision.org, Warby Parker partners is able to deliver one pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair that it sells, one for one. In doing so, they enable you to share the gift of vision and give them the opportunity to read, to work and to live a fuller life.
website: http://www.warbyparker.com/

 

You and Who sells quality clothing and donates matching items to people in need. For each item sold, they donate a matching item to a local organization that helps those in need.
website: http://www.youandwho.com/