With the new year already here, we want to introduce some new brands for you. If you are spending your spare quarantine time online shopping just like us, why not try some amazing brands that are making a positive impact? We decided to help you out! Our team at Sitti made a list of social impact brands that we’re excited to shop from in 2021. This list is all about brands making an impact on refugee communities. Check them out and spread the word!
KUVRD is a fashionable clothing brand that incorporates exclusive Arab designs into contemporary clothes. Philanthropy and social consciousness are deeply rooted in KUVRD’s ethos, as the brand also supports marginalized communities through the self-launched “Karam by KUVRD'' initiative. This creative brand allows you to appreciate the uniqueness of Middle Eastern identity and at the same time, give back to the refugee community in the Middle Eastern region. Through creating employment opportunities, distributing meals, and donating their profits to organizations dedicated to helping the refugee community, KUVRD shines a light on overlooked populations.
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The Forai jewelry collection is both beautiful and affordable, which is how we love our jewelry. Forai is a 501c3 non-profit that helps resettled refugee women in the midwestern United States learn marketable handicraft skills, like sewing and jewelry making. Buying their jewelry will not only complete your outfit but also help support the greater social and economic goals of local immigrant and refugee women in the United States.
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We love coffee. The only thing that’s better than our morning cup with a yummy bowl of muesli and yogurt is knowing that, at the same time, our breakfast is working to build employment opportunities for the refugee community. For a healthy start to your day, Beautiful Day brings you tasty premium granola bars, muesli, and rich Ethiopian coffee to enjoy from the comfort of your home. Beautiful Day helps refugee members in America build a more sustainable livelihood. The organization has already helped people from over 13 nationalities. There is no doubt that each sip of their coffee or bite of muesli at breakfast would impact someone’s life for the better.
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As a non-profit social enterprise, Darzah Designs empowers refugee women in the West Bank by employing them and giving them an opportunity to showcase their artistic skills. Tatreez, a traditional style of embroidery, is used in all their unique designs and whether it is home decor items, accessories, bags, or real leather shoes, you can find it all here! Darzah is also a Fairtrade Federation Member, giving us further peace of mind that our purchase goes towards an enterprise that “Values the health of the planet, and the labor, dignity, and equality of all people.”
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SEP Jordan is a fine lifestyle brand encompassing Jordanian keffiyeh scarves, soft cashmere accessories, intricately designed clothing, home decor, and much more. We’re also proud to call them a neighboring enterprise in the Jerash Refugee Camp community! SEP is committed to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) - with a focus on SDG 1 No Poverty, SDG 3 Good Health & Wellbeing, and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities - by empowering refugees in Jordan’s Jerash “Gaza” Camp who hand-embroider the beautiful SEP products. Buying a SEP creation not only provides these craftswomen with the means to be self-reliant but also a sense of dignity and pride. In 2020, SEP became B-Corp certified and has continued to help raise the bar for social enterprises in Jordan and throughout the Middle East.
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Vanilla Mallow, Hibiscus Mint, Cinnamon Orange - these are some of the many delicious hand-curated teas found at Retea. Every purchase of a Retea pouch funds 15 hours of a refugee child’s education. This company partners with non-profit organizations, and so far, they have managed to fund 75,700 hours of education. Enjoy your morning (or evening!) tea and help someone build their life through educational opportunities!
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These vegan cruelty-free bath bombs come in eco-friendly packaging, AND a portion of their profits are donated to refugee assistance programs! And aren’t bath bombs the perfect way to de-stress after a long day in quarantine?
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We’ve always believed that the key to making a room feel perfectly cozy is a good candle. Prosperity candle offers sleek, beautiful candles across a wide range of scents - perfect for you and as a gift for your friend who you’ve been missing since going into quarantine. Their mission is to help the refugee community through employing and empowering refugee women artisans in the United States.
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