These days, products that are eco-friendly and sustainable are valued very highly. People are beginning to understand the impact we are making on the planet, and have more of a desire to make lifestyle changes to support sustainability.
Businesses are also beginning to take notice about the importance of eco-friendly choices, and supporting other companies and communities that share those same values. When it comes to corporate gifts, giving is even better when you choose to purchase products from companies that are making a real difference in the world - and making it an even better place for all.
Suppliers That Care: Corporate Gifts from Companies That Give Back
Founded in 1973, Patagonia quickly became a brand loved by minimalist adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products have always been designed to be clean yet colorful, durable and high-performing. A certified B Corp, Patagonia has always returned their love for the planet by donating at least 1% of their profits to sustaining grassroots environmental groups. Their products are made with recycled polyester and organic cotton, and they even offer repairs to support ongoing use for years into the future.
On top of setting a new standard for outdoor apparel, Patagonia is working towards making all of their products 100% Fair Trade Certified. This is no small feat, but they’ve already accomplished doing so for their entire swimwear line. Patagonia also created Worn Wear, a way for customers to donate or purchase used and repaired products in order to make even less of an impact on the planet.
Patagonia’s values are solidified consistently with their actions, and their advocacy efforts are in line with creating a better world for all.
Since 1966, The North Face has set a high standard for outdoor gear, and responsibility to the planet. With this passion for exploration they have built a reputation not only for creating an amazingly diverse line of outerwear, skiwear, sleeping bags, packs, and tents - they have also built a foundation of sustainability and ongoing accountability in protecting our planet.
The North Face not only has offset 100% of the emissions from their business travel and employee commuting through The Conservation Fund, but they created The North Face Renewed (a collection of refurbished clothing, remade and updated), Clothes the Loop (a donation service for apparel and footwear reuse and recycling), and founded The Conservation Alliance along with other retailers to permanently protect land and waterways around the world.
As a certified B Corp, MiiR is a company that meets the high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability for their business practices, and transparency to their employees and customers. All of their products are designed in-house with timelessness, simplicity, and beauty in mind. MiiR raises the bar for elegantly designed sustainable drinkware, and furthers that passion for sustainability as a member of One Percent for the Planet - contributing at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes.
MiiR also donates 3% of sales to help fund unique, trackable giving projects. These organizations, under MiiR’s Product to Project™, accomplish truly valuable initiatives such as securing clean water for communities in need, and supporting a healthier environment for all.
Osprey functional and cutting-edge bags are crafted out of the highest quality products in the industry, and it shows. Since the very beginning they’ve been inspired by exploration, and making outdoor adventures more accessible to all. Osprey has developed partnerships with companies like Renewal Workshop that repair and restore products for resale at a lower price point to keep them from ending up in a landfill.
Osprey has made a commitment in being an outdoor industry leader in sustainability, using recycled and recyclable packaging for their products, not using BPA, PVC/phthalates or triclosan, and limiting waste throughout the production process. They are constantly aware of the impact of manufacturing on the environment, and they only use the lowest impact, safest, and highest performing chemicals available to make their products.
On top of their sustainable practices, Osprey also has a responsibility to their workers and employees. They support fair labor practices, going above and beyond to ensure that their factories are in compliance with the Worldwide Ethic Alliance.
Sunski has taken on the responsibility of keeping the outdoors better for everyone, including future generations. Not only have they donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to environmental nonprofits, but they have five sustainability initiatives that they apply to all of their sunglass products: they make their own recycled frames, do not use any plastic packaging, donate 1% For the Planet, have a lifetime warranty for ongoing repairs, and a sustainable DNA that has been in place since the very beginning. These values are built into the foundation of what they do, and truly show in the high-quality products they make.
Sunski also understands that there is a connection between great design and sustainability, because when sunglasses are loved they are kept and used for much longer. Beautiful design helps maintain a better planet.
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