By purchasing any one of these products, consumers automatically support charities like the National Park Service, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Product(RED) and more. Browse the gallery below to learn how the eight brands we highlighted in our October 2017 issue give back to the world through charitable donations.
Support your National Park Service (20 percent of sales go to help the NPS) while looking fly in Headsweats’ 5-Panel Trucker Hat ($26, headsweats.com), adorned with night sky graphics inspired by Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. It’s made to take the sweat from your most punishing runs with a wicking terry band, breathable fabric and an adjustable snap-back closure.
The Janji Mandala Laguna Tee ($46, runjanji.com) is our favorite kind of shirt—one that functions perfectly on the run and pairs well with our non-running outfits too! The unique crossback design provides added flair and additional airflow while you move through hot miles. And it was, in fact, hot miles that reminded the founders how important water is to athletes—and inspired them to start giving back to clean-water efforts around the world. Ten percent of each sale goes back to support those projects in various countries across the globe.
The pretty (and affordable!) Pura Vida Bracelets Depression Awareness friendship bracelet ($5, puravidabracelets.com) is made by artisans in Costa Rica and represents one of several Pura Vida products that supports more than 190 charities worldwide. Ten percent of each sale is donated to the charity the product represents, with this particular bracelet benefiting the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, a nonprofit geared toward spreading awareness of those afflicted with depression and bipolar disorders.
This wonderful, marvelous S’Well RED 17oz Bottle ($35, swellbottle.com) was made in partnership with Product(RED). With its stainless steel insulation and tight cap, this 17-ounce bottle has all the qualities we love about S’Well products but goes a step further by joining the fight against HIV and AIDS. Twenty percent of proceeds go directly to the Product(RED) mission, which makes the steep price tag for this water bottle much easier to swallow.
Everyone’s favorite online prescription glasses brand, thanks to its free home try-on feature, is also others-minded through its Buy A Pair, Give A Pair program. For each pair of Warby Parker sunglasses (Mae style shown, starting at $145, warbyparker.com) or glasses purchased, the company makes a donation to a nonprofit partner for the equivalent to the cost of sourcing a pair of glasses. The nonprofit then trains men and women in developing countries to give basic eye exams and sell glasses to their communities at affordable prices. We love the femininity and full coverage of the brand-new Sculpted Series collection, and the frames feature 100 percent UV protection as well as impact resistance.
Fall days call for the perfect hoodie to keep you warm and cozy after your run. The ReCover Unisex Hoodie ($49, recoverbrands.com) serves double duty as a super-soft and stylish pullover hoodie with a mission. This hoodie has serious eco–street cred—it’s made entirely out of recycled materials. Constructed out of eight water bottles, this will be the most worthy and snuggly addition to your autumn wardrobe.
For every pair of the special edition Balega Grit and Grace Enduro socks ($14, balega.com) purchased, the company will donate $1 to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. In addition to coming in an array of toe-tapping colors, the socks feature inspirational messages from Balega ambassador Kim Stemple, who has mitochondrial disease. Her positive messages include: “Be the Spark,” “Rewrite the Rules” and “Kindness Matters.”
We love us some nut butter, so the Clif Bar Nut Butter Complete Variety 16-Pack ($30.24, clifbar.com) is what we are grabbing from for a quick fuel session. You get coconut, plus almond, peanut and hazelnut butters, the perfect blend of protein and carbs to keep your body in tip-top happiness. What’s more, we adore the company’s LUNAFEST project, a traveling film festival that shares amazing shorts by, from and about women. Hosts of screenings give back 100 percent of ticket proceeds to local nonprofits of choice—and since its inception in 2000, the project has raised a collective $3.6 million for various charities!
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