Socially conscious companies: Mama + baby brands that give back

It feels good to give back. And do you know what feels even better? Shopping and giving back at the same time. But with so many companies to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know which causes to support and which items to pick.


We’ve done the research for you and have pulled together a list of some of the trendiest and socially conscious brands and products out there right now.

So why not feed your shopping habit while also feeding those in need?

1. cuddle + kind

There are so many things to love about cuddle + kind, it’s hard to choose just one. These handmade, heirloom quality dolls are just about as cute as they can be; from bespectacled bunnies to dapper doggies, our little ones couldn’t get enough of these cuddly companions. (And frankly, neither could we.) But best of all, every purchase provides a meal for a child in need. One doll = 10 meals, and to date cuddle + kind has given over 1.3 million meals to children in need. Math may not be our strong suit, but those are some numbers we can definitely get behind.

Pro tip: These dolls make a perfect gift for the new baby in your life, be it someone else’s or yours! The heirloom quality and exceptional attention to detail make them perfect keepsakes to pass down through generations.

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2. Pampelone Mini-Me Collection

Founded by a former fashion publicist, the chic, relaxed style of the resort clothing line Pampelone will transport you to the shores of the French Riviera. (Um, yes please.) This fashion forward company has taken its three bestselling pieces and created an exclusive Mini-Me collection—and 100% of the proceeds are donated to mothers2mothers, a nonprofit committed to eliminating the mother-to-child transmission of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. The resort dresses are stylish, well made, and available in grown-up sizes so your matching game will be ? .

Pro tip: We love that these pieces can do double-duty as either pool cover-ups or as beautiful summer dresses.

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3. Sudara Punjammies

How could we not get behind pants that are comfy enough to wear to bed but trendy enough to wear out and about? ? Enter Punjammies. These soft, flowy lounge pants are made in India and come in a dazzling array of beautiful fabrics. Each pair empowers women to live in freedom from human trafficking through safe, sustainable living-wage employment. As if we needed one more reason to wear pajamas to the grocery store...

Pro tip: Punjammies are machine washable, but please read the label for specifics; these pants are too gorgeous to ruin in the wash!

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4. Yoobi

This brand caught our eye during our fourteenth trip to Target this summer (but who’s counting?) and we’ve been big fans ever since. Did you know that a teacher spends an average of $485 of their own money each year on school supplies for their class? Yoobi is out to change that: for every item purchased, one will be donated to a classroom in need in the U.S. We not only ? Yoobi’s mission, but also their on-trend products (ice cream pens! banana notebooks! donut wallets!), vibrant colors, and wallet-friendly prices.

Pro tip: Don’t miss Yoobi’s art supplies, either. The Sidewalk Paint Brush Pens were a huge hit for outdoor play with our little ones this summer, and there are tons of other creative products available, too.

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5. Tea Collection

Go back-to-school shopping with a purpose: every purchase from the Tea Collection gives back to The Global Fund for Children, an organization committed to advancing the dignity of children and young people around the world. We love this commitment to giving, and we also love Tea’s globally-inspired styles and their durability. You may pay a bit more, but we promise these clothes will look just as good on their first wear as they will on their 20th. We’re particularly big fans of the graphic tees and trapeze dresses.

Pro tip: Check out the School Days event—each spring and fall, your school can partner with Tea Collection and save 15% plus donate 15% back to you school.

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6. Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks

These blocks build more than just towers. Tegu’s mission is to create a for-profit company that fosters a positive social impact through business. Headquartered in Honduras, they pay employees a living wage and prioritize long-term career development. The magnetic wood blocks are high quality, uncomplicated in the best possible way, encourage open-ended play, and are, quite simply, really pretty!

Pro tip: We found Tegu’s wooden blocks to be a nice alternative to the other plastic options on the market. And we love the 8 Piece Pocket Pouch set for travel!

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7. Little Sapling Toys

There’s such a simple beauty in watching a child play with a wooden toy. Little Sapling creates timeless toys for babies and toddlers made from sustainably harvested wood, and they’ve partnered up with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every toy sold. Their handcrafted teethers caught our eye—and our little ones’ hands and mouths! We love the on-trend designs, heirloom quality, and personalization options.

Pro tip: We love gifting these teethers. The US States collection makes a particularly cute and personal gift!

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