The Holiday Season is in full swing and with it usually comes shopping. But while you’re adding things to your cart and checking that list to make sure you’ve got something for everyone wouldn’t you like to be supporting a good cause as well? By shopping fair trade or at stores that specifically donate a portion of their proceeds to organizations, you can make your purchases go further. Shopping fair trade ensures that whatever you are buying was ethically made, from the pieces that go into it to the hands that put it together. As an organization working to end human trafficking in our lifetime this is important. In the same way, finding stores that donate a portion of their profits to organizations within the field makes it like you are making a donation to the cause with every purchase. If you’re thinking you don’t know how to find these kinds of stores we are here to help.
Free and Crowned
Free and Crowned is an online shop that designs beautiful headbands. Their designs are diverse, ensuring that anyone who loves headbands will find one they’ll love. They play with ribbons, metals, bows, pearls, and flowers. They even have an option to custom design your own.
There are two things about Free and Crowned, other than their headbands, that we are really excited about. The first thing is that right on their ‘About’ page, they share educational information and statistics about human trafficking! This is amazing because not many companies do that. For a person who was simply looking for new headbands, they could now suddenly be aware of a global issue. That is powerful! The second element can also be found on their ‘About’ page. They donate 25% of their profits to organizations combating human trafficking. That means 25% of every order is donated to the cause. That is incredible! Donations like that can make a significant difference in ending human trafficking.
Businesses like this are such an encouragement to us here at Love True. They give people easy ways to make a difference. Every time someone buys a headband for themselves or someone they love, they are automatically donating to end human trafficking. That is a wonderful thought. So if you are looking for something for a girl in your life this year, consider having your purchase do more than simply make her smile. And if nothing else, be encouraged that companies like this exist.