10 Gift Ideas from B Corps Based in Northern California
This holiday season shop for your friends and family from local B Corps based in Northern California. In this gift guide, you’ll find a mix of food and beverages, clothing, reusable items, and more. Not only does this list highlight some wonderful B Corps, we’ve also indicated which are small businesses, womxn-owned, which focus on best worker practices, have committed to NetZero by 2030, and operate with a giving model.
ChicoBag products are designed to make it easy to replace single-use disposable items. The company produces reusable bags, packs and totes that are great for shopping, travel, organization, outdoor activities and more. Most styles, including this ChicoBag Original Tote, compact into an attached pouch to make them easy to keep in your purse or pocket so you’re never without a reusable bag again!
Creative Action Network is a community of artists and advocates making art with purpose. The company runs crowdsourced campaigns around causes, inviting anyone and everyone to contribute their own meaningful designs that are then developed into a range of physical goods, from posters to apparel to home goods. These iconic socks are designed by Maggie Stern Stitches (a feminist maker in Massachusetts) and each pair celebrates a famous woman and bears her inspirational quote across the sole, with the intention of spreading joy and positivity to all who wear them. And, Creative Action Network gives back to UltraViolet feminist organization with every sale.
Circular Fashion is fashion designed with the consideration for the longevity of clothing use. At Dhana, circular fashion is taking back unwanted or no-longer-of-use garments to upcycle them for new garments, resell them, or donate to Worn Again Technologies to be recycled into new fibers. The Circular Memory Jacket celebrates the creations of customers and honors the memories through fashion. Designed for zero-waste, the jacket is a lifetime piece built for performance and functionality. Great for traveling, outdoor adventures, and every day, it’s an outdoor jacket you will feel proud to wear.
Equator connects global coffee farming communities and coffee lovers in the U.S. This year, Equator partnered with a local artist to create six unique holiday bundles, including this “Do Gooder” bundle, which highlights Equator’s holiday blend and B’Cause blend. Both coffees capture the essence of the season: community and generosity. This season, The B’Cause Project supports Project Open Hand.
Since 1998, The FruitGuys has been on a mission to support American farms and combat hunger. Enjoy seasonal fruit, nuts and dried fruit, GloryBee honey sticks, and a Numi Tea sampler box with a mix of black, green, white, and herbal teas. This special gift supports the missions of three B Corp companies: The FruitGuys, Numi Tea, and GloryBee.
A leading producer and early-to-market reusable bottle and cup creator, Klean Kanteen makes stainless steel drink products, including insulated bottles and stackable tumbler cups, and a lot of options in between. The company is family- and employee-owned and is certified climate neutral. Its 8-ounce insulated tumbler is great for coffee or tea on a cold day, filling the recipient with a drink to warm their soul. The climate lock vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for 10 hours or hot for 2 hours.
NEEV’s entire supply chain is ethical, fair trade and eco-friendly. The company is proudly partnered with Indian artisan-owned cooperatives that provide livable wages and steady jobs while keeping the exquisite handloom weaving artistry and traditions alive. Make your guests feel welcome and loved with these elegant table linen napkins lovingly handcrafted by women artisans.
UKonserve is out to address the fact that 50% of plastic in the U.S. is used just once — and then thrown away. The company makes long-lasting, durable essentials designed for the whole family to eat healthier and ditch single-use disposables, and gives 5% of every online purchase to charitable partners. This gift guide recommendation is for a set of UKonserve’s newest silicone-topped, leak-proof stainless steel food-storage containers. Our plastic-free containers give love to the planet and our bodies they help reduce our dependence on single-use plastic.
By To-Go Ware
Great for meals on the go or snacks at the park, this stainless-steel food storage system reduces use of takeout containers and is easy to clean. By providing sustainable solutions and healthful alternatives to plastic waste, To-Go Ware aims to make the “throw-away” mentality a thing of the past as more of us choose to reuse.
Wisdom Supply Co.’s mission is to disrupt the “shelf-to-shore pipeline” to eliminate plastic waste reaching our oceans. The company curates and designs zero-waste products for schools, offices and homes. This Zero-Waste Weekly Planner Gift Set ships in a100% Recycled Shipping Box (printed with carbon-negative algae ink) and contains: Limited edition 2021 Zero-Waste Weekly Planner; Zero-Waste Pencil Tin Set, which includes pencil, eraser and more. It’s an intentionally 100% plastic-free and authentically zero-waste gift (including all packaging) — all the way down to the plastic-free pen refill and the verified climate-beneficial wool that lines the recyclable aluminum pencil tin.
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