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Shopping Good This Holiday Season

You have a lot of choices when it comes to online shopping this time of year. It can be easy to be swayed by coupons, sales, and limited-time offers. However, when was the last time you looked past all of that to consider the business you’re supporting with your hard-earned dollars? This holiday season consider making a change and shop with one of our favorite small or socially responsible online businesses

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“Most of my recent needs, even holiday shopping, have been met through the Buy Nothing movement or Facebook marketplace. I’m a big fan of repurposing and 2nd hand items, trying to live as minimally as possible, avoid plastic crap, and reduce overall consumption – which can be challenging with kids. This time of year, I can’t help but think about the Story of Stuff and I try to keep that in the forefront. However, I did buy a few new items for the kids for the holidays from a Montessori-based, eco-friendly shop I discovered called, Wild Creek Co. that I’m really excited about!” —Shelly, engagement lead

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“In our home we stick to giving our kids four gifts each – something they want, something they need, something they’ll wear, and something they’ll read. Our kids “wear” gifts are from Patagonia because of their mission to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” — Cris, photographer

Photo of brown lace up boots with the text 'Nisolo' on top for Shopping Good post

“I recently purchased a pair of Nisolo boots for myself and I couldn’t be more thrilled with my purchase. Not only are the boots comfortable and fashionable, but my purchase is supporting a certified Benefit Corporation. As a B Corp, Nisolo fights for a sustainable and ethical future for the fashion industry.” —Emma, accounts manager

Photo of patches that include a hat that says 'North' on it, a circular patch that says 'keep the north cold', a circular patch that says 'Keep the North Cold, Askov Finlayson', a pennant that says 'North' and a post it that says 'Askov Finlayson' for Shopping Good post

“I think one of mine would be Askov Finlayson. Cool, winter-inspired stuff and they give 110% of their “climate cost” of production and running the business to organizations developing climate change solutions.” —Gavin, founding partner

Photo of scissors, ruler, and other craft supplies with the text 'Etsy' on top for Shopping Good post

I like to support artists & crafters directly when possible. See if your favorite maker on Instagram has an online store, or commission an artist to create something unique for a loved one! There’s nothing like receiving something one-of-a-kind. Etsy is an easy way to connect with artists directly and even get custom gifts made. You will find unique treasures that you could never find on amazon, all while supporting small businesses and individual makers.” —Courtney, creative lead

Founded in 2012 by Lisa Kribs, TGW Studio is an LGBTQ+/non-binary/women-owned and -operated social impact marketing firm that partners with forward-thinking brands to tell their stories. We’re a full-service marketing firm proudly creating and communicating purposeful experiences for businesses and organizations across sectors and society.

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