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Do Good Shop Subscription Boxes:  WHAT'S INSIDE . . . 

In order to best financially serve our artisans (and save the trees!) visit this page to learn about each item in your box, countries and artisan groups represented, and creative ways to use your fabulous box of DO GOOD(ies) together!

Boxes vary due to styles survey and genre of box chosen.

Click here to order as a gift for another, or for yourself!

 

 

THE SPRING BOX:  Ready to Roam

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Protective Silk Hair Tie

Handmade in Nepal by survivor artisans connected with one the the Fair Trade Federation's founding members:  Ganesh Himal.

A cute elastic hairband made from recycled silk knit around an elastic band. Adds great accent to anyone's ponytail or messy bun!  Toss in your leather on the go piece and you're ready to wander!

And, a great way for our producers to use up small strands of recycled silk yarn too!

Suncare Lip Balm

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Shield your lips from the harmful one-two punch of UVA and UVB rays!
This delightful, gingery balm combines organically grown, Fair Trade ingredients with Zinc Oxide to naturally protect your kisser.
Comparable to SPF 15

Soft & Soothing - Say goodbye to dry, cracked skin and hello to happy lips. Our organic, Fair Trade beeswax base provides a protective barrier, ensuring your skin retains necessary moisture.

Comfortable to Carry & Store - Our unique oval tube won't roll off the table and comfortably slides into your pocket.

Ingredients: organic beeswax*, organic sunflower oil, organic coconut oil, lanolin, organic mongongo oil*, organic jojoba oil, zinc oxide, organic lemongrass oil*, organic peppermint oil, organic rosemary oil*, vitamin e
*Fair Trade or ethically produced product of Zambia, Africa
 

Chiban Leather Goods

Wallet | Wristlet | Crossbody/Belt Bag | Toiletries Zipper Bag | Belt 

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Eden Gelan, founder of Chiban Leather Co. in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia has a very special place in our founder's heart!  Both Eden and Jenni started their social good organizations around the same time:  2015/2016.  Both left their regular jobs to take a leap of faith in creating a place where survivors of oppression could thrive via safe, living wage work.  And both women forged a bond, working together to bring safe, ethical work to survivors while at the same time bringing gorgeous, handmade, 100% genuine leather goods to you.  

Everybody wins!

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Ethically Sourced Coffee | Tea

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We believe that coffee is an experience that starts long before it is Steeped in your cup. A quality cup of coffee is not just enjoyable to our taste buds, but is also carries with it the attention to detail from each farmer, the direct trade relationships built to support the communities at origin, and the craftsmanship carried through our roasting. Every detail matters and our Direct Trade coffee allows us to ethically source each bean through growing relationships and buying practices that far exceed Fair Trade minimums. Do Good Shop and Steeped Coffee invite you to become part of a community that you can be proud of — a movement that cares for each page throughout its story.
We all have a role to play when it comes to the world we live in. At Steeped Coffee, we take these responsibilities seriously, especially when it comes to packaging. Our Guilt-Free Packaging takes every possible step to ensure that your sacred coffee rituals go unnoticed by the next generation. Each Steeped Single Serve Coffee Bag is made of a non-GMO food grade renewable and biodegradable material. Our award winning outer Steeped Pack packaging is made using compostable and renewable materials. Steeped Coffee retail cartons are recyclable and made using 100% recycled materials with a minimum of 85% being from post-consumer materials or recycled fiber (with no virgin materials used). And each element of our packaging is utilizing every known innovation that we are aware of, while also preserving our coffee's quality and freshness. We continue to learn, innovate, and improve our materials as a top priority (not an afterthought). You can be assured that we'll keep doing our best, so by all means... don't buy garbage and leave just your 'actual' footprints wherever your journey takes you.
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At Equal Exchange we all walk around like we own the place. That's because we all do! Our co-op has over 130 worker-owners, each with an equal stake - and an equal vote - in our business. We believe that we should expect no less from ourselves and each other than we demand of our farmer partners. For that reason we have organized ourselves as a democratic worker co-operative, now one of the largest in the country.

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The concepts are quite simple:

  • the right to vote (one vote per employee, not per share);
  • the right to serve as leader (i.e. board director);
  • the right to information;
  • the right to speak your mind.


A worker cooperative is an alternative for-profit structure based upon standard democratic principles. It is not designed to maximize profits, nor returns to investors, but rather to bring to the workplace many of the rights and responsibilities that we hold as citizens in our communities. These principles include one-person/one-vote equality; open access to information (i.e., open-book management); free speech; and the equitable distribution of resources (such as income.)

A worker co-op is not owned by outside shareholders or a small group of founders or partners but by all the employees in equal portions. Top level managers and entry-level employees alike own an identical share and receive an equal share of any profits or losses. These "worker-owners" both elect the Board of Directors and fill six Board seats. The Board in turn is responsible for hiring and supervising management. Consequently a circle is formed, as in American civic democracy, of everyone being accountable to someone else.

The delegation of responsibilities is very much like that of conventional firms - which allows for efficiency - except that at Equal Exchange those at the "bottom" of the organizational chart are, as owners, also at the "top" of the same chart.

TRAVEL ACCESSORY

Upcycled Bike Chain Keyring

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One way our partner artisan Mellisa makes a living after a life of struggle, living on and off the streets, is through her love of art and creativity.  After a longtime friendship with Mellisa and a front row seat to her and many of her friends struggles, marginalization and pain, we came to find out that she had a hidden talent for creativity and art.  Through the generosity of local Davis bike shops like Ken's Bike and Ski and B & L Bikes, Mellisa receives donated leftover bicycle parts, adds her own flair and creativity, and the result is the trendy and eco-friendly up-cycled art you see here at Do Good Shop.

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With each purchase, you are empowering a talented artist in need of a hand up.  Additionally, you give a happy home to up-cycled bicycle parts that were destined for the landfill.  Your purchase saves the planet AND saves lives.  Thank you.

Leather Keychain or Luggage Tag

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Our fabulous partners at 2nd Story Goods know that you want to be both fashionable and responsible without going over budget. They work on the ground with our artisans in Gonaives, Haiti, creating recycled, handcrafted goods for a livable wage.  Many people who had no way forward are now empowered to thrive because of your good purchases.  Thank you!

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THE WINTER BOX:  Fab Feb Ethical Box o' Love

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 Shop our ethical Valentines Day Seasonal Collection here.

 

 

THE FALL BOX:  Calm & Cozy

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Soft and Cozy Scarf

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Handmade up cycled sari scarf with sari bead detail.  Lightweight and gorgeous in its many patterns and colors.  Enjoy on a crisp fall day!

 

Intention Journal

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Take a pause.  Doodle.  Journal.  Tell a story.  Share a memory you'd like to tell another later.  Life is unpredictable this year.  Make sure to take breaks to breathe, be still, and keep your shine in these times of trouble. 

Handmade in India by artisans that YOU empower with your subscription.  Thank you!

Colored Pencil Roll

Meet Maria.  The resilient women who handmade all of the fun and functional pencil rolls for your subscription boxes this Fall season.  She's the one that brought tears to my eyes when I heard about the amazing way she used her hard earned money:  to go to be with her sister giving birth.  What JOY to share that huge life event with her sister.  JOY made possible by YOU!  So grateful for what we can do as we all come together for better lives and futures for all.  When you use your roll (for make up and brushes, gel pens, business cards and pens, or whatever you choose!), think of Maria and the sisters visit of which you were a meaningful part.

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Calming Coloring Page

Untie, grab your pencil roll, and put your feet up for a calming session of a classic:  coloring.  Use the ribbon to add a pop of color to your handmade, eco-friendly metal holiday decor.

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Holiday Decor

Set this piece on a mantel, shelf, or among grouping of your own special pieces.  Goes wonderfully to display a word of the season with a nativity, menorah, or kinara.

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Hope Jewelry

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Hand Sanitizer Case

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Our superstar seamstress partners in rural Mexico are dedicated, talented, and hardworking!  By using thrifted or donated up cycled denim, their creations are both trendsetting and planet friendly.  Each handmade item sold through Do Good Shop empowers these women with dignified, living wage work which provides not only for them but also for their families.  Each artisan receives training in sewing specific items, moving on to more complex pieces as she is ready. 

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THE SUMMER BOX 

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Summer Small Bites Tray

Perfect for summer favorites like Caprese Salad, Charcuterie Boards for One, or morning coffee and a muffin!

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Others like to use their trays as a valet station to store phone, wallet, and keys in one unchanging place for safekeeping.  (Do we have any other keys/phone misplacers here?)

These gorgeously unique, artisan made trays also make great wedding or housewarming gifts.  

Create beautiful displays in your home, classroom, or office for candles on a dinner table, or mason jars with needed pens and supplies on a desk.

Read about the survivor artisans who made this gorgeous item.

 

Cheese Knife

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This ethically made knife is the perfect pairing with your summer cheese board, presented beautifully on your new wooden oval tray.  When things open up safely, delight your friends with a beautifully displayed tray of fruit and cheese; until then who's to say you can enjoy a wine and cheese hour set up under the stars just for you?  

Read about the survivor artisans  who made this gorgeous item.

Table Square 

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This one of a kind, hand dyed piece has many uses!  Here, we've chosen to use it to give our summer a touch of "going out" while staying mostly in our own homes.  Set yourself up a lovely picnic under the stars, with your fancy table square, tray of yummies, and a glass of your favorite local wine (Too bad we couldn't include that too!)

Want to get even more use out of your square?  It's uses are many: bandana, headband, DIY face mask (elastic bands included, watch how to video here)  Send us pictures of how you use yours!  Maybe you'll find a new use for it, so versatile!

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Read about the survivor artisans who made this gorgeous item.

 

Lantern/Candle

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In case the moon alone isn't enough light for dining alfresco, this candlelight sets the stage for a lovely summer night under the stars.  Can be used indoors or out, with a standard tea light, an LED tea light or votive, or our favorite way:  fairy lights!  

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Read about the survivor artisans who made these gorgeous items:

Red lantern

Wood Candle

Glass Dots Candle

Tin Candle

Emergency Candle

 

Top/Towel

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Stay cool and ethical with your lightweight, fair trade top!  Tank tops were sewn through women's cooperative in Indonesia, and screen printed in Tijuana, Mexico.  Tee shirts were sewn in Cambodia by survivors of sex trafficking.

Easy to tote, lightweight towel can be popped in a backpack or the back of your car to have ready at a moments notice for a quick picnic, a light cover for a highly air conditioned building on a hot day, or to towel off after the gym or a dip in the water.

Read about the survivor artisans who made these gorgeous items:

Tank Top

Shirt

Towel

 

Zipper Pouch

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Printed with a saying of love or laughter, these hand-sewn pouches can be used for anything from pens and pencils to cell phones and keys to lipstick and a compact!  

Read about the survivor artisans who made these gorgeous items.

 

Surprise Jewelry Pouch

Each box contains a surprise piece of jewelry, handmade just for you!  Based on your preferences and style, we've hand picked an item made with an abundance of love and gratitude for YOU!  Your support of women and families through your subscription is huge to our survivor artisans.  Partnership like this give them great joy, stability, and dignity.  This piece of jewelry is a physical reminder to you of their heartfelt "thank you."  

Summer surprise pouch comes from the following artisan groups:

Open Road Global + Wildflowers Passage

Survivor Artisans in Gonaives, Haiti

Surprise Unisex/Kids Pouch

Each box contains a surprise item handmade just for you!  Based on your preferences and style, we've hand picked an item made with an abundance of love and gratitude for YOU!  Your support of women and families through your subscription is huge to our survivor artisans.  Partnership like this give them great joy, stability, and dignity.  This handmade, special gift is a physical reminder to you of their heartfelt "thank you."  

Summer surprise pouch items come from Ecuador.  Read about the artisan group you are partnering with here.