We hope everyone reading this is staying healthy.
Many DoneGood-approved brands need your support!
Many DoneGood-approved brands are small business with higher than typical expenses that come with using high-quality, sustainably-sourced materials and paying employees a living wage above what typical businesses pay. A lot of DoneGood-approved brands are dealing with unprecedented challenges to their businesses right now, as are a lot of small businesses in general. We can't name them all here, but wanted to bring to your attention a few brands whose way of doing business has been disrupted in the past few weeks.
We know times might be tight for many of you right now as well. But if there are things you could use right now and you're able to support a small business doing everything it can to improve the world, thank you for considering supporting these DoneGood-approved brands who rely on retailers that have had to close or they themselves have had to close their own retail locations in the last few days.
Passion Lilie is a strong and resilient company that is dedicated to creating jobs that provide fair wages and safe and healthy working conditions, especially during a health crisis like this one. Many of the festivals they sell at have been canceled and many of the retail shops they sell to have temporarily closed their doors.
Their production facilities in India are also closed for at least the next 21 days. Passion Lilie and the workshops that produce their products are committed to continuing to pay worker salaries during this closure. They've also set up a Resilience Fund where all the money donated will go directly to paying wages for the artisans in India who make Passion Lilie’s products. This donation will be in addition to the wages we already pay our team for the work they do for Passion Lilie. All donations of $50 and over will receive a free tote bag and headband.
This week Encircled made the tough decision to close their studio through April 30th. You can still shop their online store, but their products are now being sold as pre-orders that won't ship until April 30th. But there are great reasons apparel from this purpose-driven, made-in-Canada brand is worth the wait. They are offering free shipping on all orders worldwide and for the next few days they are donating a portion of sales to Doctors Without Borders to aid with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Because so much of Toad&Co's business comes from specialty brick and mortar retail, they're doing their part to support local businesses that carry their products and have had to temporarily close. Toad&Co is sharing the proceeds of every new customer’s purchase with their local retailer.
Last week, both Taylor Stitch retail stores in San Francisco had to indefinitely suspend business due to health and safety concerns surrounding the ongoing outbreak of the Coronavirus. They have done what we all should be doing, prioritizing the health of their community during this time. You can still shop with them online and they are offering 25% off sitewide through their #standsmall campaign.
Unfortunately, tonlé has had to close their SF store for at least the next three weeks as have many of their retail partners, so online orders are ever more important for them to stay afloat. To keep their production team safe and healthy in Cambodia, they're making a plan with their team to transition to working from home, creating more special hand-made products, like wall-hangings. They could use all the help they can get during this time.
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Mulxiply decided to close their retail shop until at least the end of the month and so they’re offering free shipping to try to keep business moving. This is hard for everyone and they're trying to do what they can to keep a bit of joy flowing by throwing in a surprise with each online order. They've been posting great ways to spread positivity during this challenging time on Instagram and an order, a follow, or even a kind comment can go a long way. Small businesses need your support right now more than ever!
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Fair-trade businesses are a bit different than other businesses and the ripple effect from Malia Designs' amazing retail partners that are needing to shut their doors right now is going to severely affect them. And in turn, that is going to affect their artisan partners in Cambodia. In Cambodia, they are also grappling with how to keep their teams and families safe and financially afloat. One of the cruelest truths is that many of their makers are polio survivors and for them to contract COVID-19 would be devastating.
Sadly, their large spring shipment set to go to their retail partners, now cannot. Help them work through this hardship by checking out their new spring product on their brand new website and receive free US shipping for purchases over $20.
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