Now is the perfect time to remind ourselves how much voting power we hold in our wallets. The dollars we spend allow us to #VoteEveryDay. Those companies we collectively support and vote for through our purchases are the ones that grow and prosper.
In our first-ever Keap Gift Guide, we’re excited to share some fellow B Corps—from notebooks to chocolate truffles—you can vote for to create a brighter future. These are all companies we know and vouch for personally, and we often recommend them to our own friends and family. Without further ado:
Public Supply —
For The Caringly Creative
Our Brooklyn neighbors Public Supply make stunning notebooks. Working with artists, unusual materials and a gracefully modern aesthetic, they create noteworthy items that encourage creative pursuits and personal rituals.
Public Supply do all this in support of the arts in public schools. They wish to see more students able to engage in creative pursuits—from writing and painting to singing and dancing—because creativity creates more engaged classrooms and students. To this end, they channel 25% of the profits from every sale to a teacher in a high-need classroom who will use the money for a project that drives creativity.
We love their soft-to-touch velvet notebook collection. Its sleek and textured appearance makes the notebook not only standout in a crowd, but also feel fittingly festive at this warm and cozy time of year. It’s a great gift for someone with pent up creative flair who also needs a warm hug.
Alter Eco —
For The Thoughtfully Indulgent
Alter Eco make deliriously delicious chocolates. Just thinking about their soft, melt-in-the-middle truffles triggers in us an almost Pavlovian response to buy them. You have been warned.
Alter Eco exist to create a full-circle approach to eating, farming, and doing business.
In addition to making mouthwatering chocolate, they also invest in better working conditions for their farmers, caring for the land they use and eliminating waste. In 2013, they became the first candy company to use compostable wrappers to wrap their truffles.
To learn more about their full-circle approach to sustainability, see their story here.
You can’t really go wrong with their products, but we have a particular soft spot for their soft-centered truffles, and the extra dark ones at that. The satisfying crack of the exterior, followed by the smooth, soft center that melts with a cool effect on the tongue—few things are more festive than indulging in a box or two of these delights.____
For The Caffeinated Wanderer
Klean Kanteen specializes in rugged yet stylish reusable containers—think a sleek stainless steel water bottle or colorful coffee mug. Their containers can keep any hot or cold drink at exactly the temperature you like.
Klean Kanteen was started in 2004 with a very clear mission to find a safe and sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bottles. Today, they have an ever-expanding assortment of products designed to reduce single-use waste of all kinds.
If you know someone who is always on the go (often with a coffee cup or water bottle in hand), then a Klean Kanteen will be their new best friend. We love Klean Kanteen’s stainless steel Reflect bottle: it was intentionally made without any plastics or paint, formed instead of just steel and bamboo. It both looks magnificent and keeps your drinks hot or cold all day. What more could you ask for?____
Full Circle Home —
For The Waste-Free Home
Full Circle specializes in beautiful and functional products to take care of your home, from cleaning and drying to composting and storing. They turn items that every home needs into design pieces everyone wants.
Full Circle want to ensure you can safely take care of your home while also taking care of the planet. Their products are designed to preserve resources and reduce waste, while creating long-lasting products from safe materials.
They have so many brilliant products, but we particularly love their bubble-up soap dispenser as an elegant and eco-efficient gift option. A bamboo brush sits snugly inside a soap-dispensing ceramic base that creates lush suds and stores neatly on the counter. Sink nirvana!
Dr. Bronners —
Dr. Bronners are certainly the largest and best known business in this list. They have been purveying their natural soaps since 1948! You have likely seen their colorful and iconic bottles in the cleaning aisle of your local health-focused grocery store.
Dr Bronners do business in a radically inclusive manner, summed up well by their motto, “We are All-One or None!” They treat their staff, customers, suppliers and the world with equal respect. We particularly love that they own and operate their own coconut and palm farms. This ensures that the oils they use in their soaps help create healthier natural ecosystems, instead of deforestation.
We suggest sticking with the classic Pure Castille Soap. It comes in unscented as well as a variety of scents (all derived from essential oils). Mint is favored if you enjoy a cooling effect on your body, while the tea tree is known to help with a variety of skin conditions. If you can’t decide, they recently created a Mini Castille Gift Set with their four favorite scents.
Happy Gifting and Happy Holidays!