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Apolis = “Global Citizen”


Who knew this sophisticated and well-dressed corporation was lingering in the great city of Los Angeles? This Certified B Corporation has invited everyone to become a Global Citizen. “Living and breathing social enterprise that equips and empowers people through opportunity. Apolis is a pioneer in the socially responsible apparel industry and creates opportunity by forming unique manufacturing partnerships around the globe.”

Global CitizenshipThey “believe that the commonality between currencies, flags and languages is people. It is people who are the innovators, the advocates, and the revolutionaries. Apolis is a small group of social entrepreneurs who believe that the most valuable practice in creating lasting change is by investing in people.”

Their Model: “Apolis co-creates products with manufacturers and directly allows the market to determine the future of each item [they] produce. It is a hands-on model to provide people access to opportunity called “advocacy through industry.”

Advocacy Through IndustryTheir “model of “Advocacy Through Industry” is a revolutionary way to harness the power of business to create social change. This model is founded on the simple idea that people can live better lives when they are given equal access to the global marketplace.”

History“In 2004, brothers Raan and Shea Parton founded Apolis with a simple idea that business can create social change. Their travels abroad immersed them in personal stories of struggle and survival and inspired them to create a business model that bridges commerce and economic development. Along with their commitment to global advocacy, they also understand the importance of sourcing and manufacturing locally. Whether it means partnering with manufacturers in Uganda, Peru, Bangladesh, or around the corner in Los Angeles, the Partons have used their model of “advocacy through industry” to empower people to determine their own future.”

Shop Advocacy:

Bangladesh  Uganda  India  Peru  Honduras  and  Middle East



To learn more about Apolis, click here.

All content and graphics from Apolis Global.


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Holiday Shopping at Ten Thousand Villages

It may be a little early, but many of us have already started our Christmas shopping. Why not check out some unique Fair Trade Certified items? Ten Thousand Villages may have what you are looking for.

To learn more about Ten Thousand Villages, click here.

To learn more about Fair Trade Certified, click here.




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Gifts that Give Back: Krochet Kids International

Krochet Kids International provides products, specifically hats, designed by women in Northern Uganda and most recently Peru. These sales help support their communities through holistic approaches. ”Through a unique model [they] are empowering the women with the assets, skills, and knowledge to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.  The result is long-lasting and sustainable change.” To learn more about Krochet Kids International.

This Christmas, buy your loved one a gift that gives back. Check out Krochet Kids International for their holiday products, hats, scarfs, and clothing.


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Gifts That Keep Giving: Trees Please

GiftofHopeIn December, Plant With Purpose is running a Christmas Trees Please campaign to reach 9 million trees planted internationally

“Deforestation and poverty are intimately linked together. As trees are cut down, surrounding farms becomes less productive. Water sources dry up, and erosion carries away the nutrient-rich topsoil. Planting trees fights poverty by restoring soil and water sources, bringing productivity back to the land. Fruit trees protect against erosion and provide a source of food at the same time. Nitrogen-fixing trees add vital nutrients back into the ground while anchoring and buffering topsoil. The results are increased food production and better nutrition for hungry children. Larger crop yields also lead to greater family income, which means money for children’s school fees and renewed hope for tomorrow.”

viewCartImageExternal.doWith $1, you can plant 1 tree.
With $10, you can plant 10 trees.
With $25, you can plant 25 trees.
With $50, you can plant 50 trees.
With $100, you can plant 100 trees.

Click here to donate now.

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Fair Trade Advent Calendar

advent_calendar“There is something special about the Christmas season – a particular connectedness to people around the world, a feeling of gratitude for what we have, and a desire to care for others that have less. So in an effort to capture this Christmas spirit – giving and receiving, thankfulness and generosity – Trade as One is inviting you to participate in [their] Fair Trade Advent Calendar Event!”

Sign up to receive emails from Trade as One, to experience and view their advent special each day. From now until December 20th, they will have “special offers, deep discounts, freebies, and other fun surprises – but you’ll have to open them to find out!” Cards_From_Africa_Peace_Cards_LR

Click here to receive emails from Trade as One and to participate in their advent calendar event.

Click here to learn more about Trade as One.

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Today is Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving! It is a day to be grateful for all that we have and an opportunity to give toward the causes we believe in.

Plant With Purpose’s work is transforming the lives of the rural poor in 278 communities worldwide. This means parents are providing for their families through financial stability, food security, improved health, and spiritual growth. With just a little knowledge, some tools, and resources, dignity and bright futures are within reach. Your financial gift TODAY will give hope to families around the world!

Give through Plant With Purpose’s Online Gift Catalog that can be found here.

Plant With Purpose also benefits when items are purchased through these partners:

Your generosity is healing the land and its people! For that, we are grateful.

This post has been re-blogged from Plant with Purpose. Click here, to view the post. Click here, to learn more about Plant with Purpose.

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Cyber Monday: Gifts of Hope

If you’re shopping Cyber Monday, try shopping for gifts that make a difference. Check out our post on Black Friday for more discounted products that give back.

World Help:

All international merchandise is 30% off.

“World Help is a faith-based, humanitarian organization that serves the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. This merchandise is made across the world by people who rely on the sale of these items to survive-each purchase makes it possible for these people to earn a living for themselves and their families.”

Click here to view their merchandise and learn more about World Help.


Gifts that give back twice: all unwrapped donations are matched 100% today only!

Oxfam is “an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. [They] are part of Oxfam International, a confederation of 17 Oxfams working in more than 90 countries. Together with individuals and local groups in these countries, [they] save lives, help people overcome poverty, and fight for social justice.”

Click here to view your doubled donations and to learn more about Oxfam.

Krochet Kids International:

Receive 25% off and Free Shipping. Promocode: iwillvotetomorrow

To learn more about Krochet Kids International, click here. To shop Krochet Kids International, click here.

While shopping Cyber Monday don’t forget to check your Slavery Footprint.

Click here, to ask your retailers about their use of slaver labor.

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Black Friday: Shopping with Purpose

Project 7

-Receive 30% off your entire purchase today! Discount will be applied automatically at check out.

-BFF Kit (Black Friday Fun Kit) for only $35- Includes: One Feed the Hungry tee, One 9oz Ground Coffee Bag, One Feed the Hungry iPhone 4/4S case, and One Project 7 Coffee Mug. The BFF Kit is a $65 value on sale for $50, then another 30% off! That’s CRAZY!

Click to shop Project 7. Click here to learn more about Project 7.

Light Gives Heat

Free Rosie Necklace and shipping with purchase over $45.

-Receive 30% off their entire collection.

Click to shop Light Gives Heat. Click here to learn more about Light Gives Heat.

Running Shoes/Soles4Souls

-Running Shoes gave Soles4Souls a special discount code to share with their Facebook fans! Use the code: SOLES4SOULS from now until 12/26 to get 10% off!

Click to shop Running Shoes. Click here to learn more about Soles4Souls.


-Buy now and your $7 donation is doubled!

Click to shop Sevenly. Click here to learn more about Sevenly.

Schoolbags for Kids

-Receive 25% off and free shipping on your entire purchase. Promocode: HOPE25OFF

Click to shop Schoolbags for Kids. Click here to learn more about Schoolbags for Kids.

Liberate Apparel 

-Receive 40% off all items. Promocode: thanksgiving

Click to shop Liberate Apparel. Click here to learn more about Liberate Apparel.

Show Hope

-Receive 25% off your entire purchase. Promocode: christmas12

Click to shop Show Hope. Click here to learn more about Show Hope.

Justice 55

-Receive 30% off all items today.

Free sticker with every shirt you purchase.

Click to shop Justice 55. Click here to learn more about Justice 55.

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