Like many of the brands we carry, we support causes that fight for equality for all, women's rights, and environmental protection.
When faced with closing our shop because of shelter-in-place we joined the Together Apart Alliance as a way to give back a portion of sales to Feeding America, while also striving to sustain our own small business by offering a discount to encourage shopping.
Our shop alone was able to donate 3000 meals through Feeding America during this campaign!
When I first opened the shop in 2015 part of my mission was to give back a portion of sales to organizations fighting for equality for all, women's rights, and environmental protection. Over the past 5 years we have donated portions of our sales with small campaigns, but nothing consistently simply because we operate on very small margins. Now I figure a small impact is better than no impact at all. Starting in June 2020 we will be making a bigger commitment!
We will donate 5% of sales to different organizations each season. [added note: we unfortunately were not able to sustain this commitment as the financial pressures of the pandemic continued. We hope to return to a form of this once the company is more stable. We're proud of the support we have given so far.]
November - Giving Tuesday 10% of sales to East Oakland Collective
October - 5% of sales to Black Women's Health Imperative
September - Clothing donation to those that lost their homes in the California fires.
August - 5% of sales donated to East Oakland Youth Development Center
April & May - 5% of TOGETHER APART campaign sales donated to Feeding America
We donated time instead of dollars this year to the Oakland Ed Fund.
Clothing donation to Building Futures
Clothing donation Building Futures
Ghost Ship Fire Relief Fund