Living a yoga lifestyle means supporting and giving back to your community in whatever way you can. Om On likes to do this by, among other things, featuring brands and companies that do good in our West End boutique. It’s no surprise that so many great yoga retailers make giving part of their mission, and we’re proud to stock the brands on this list! Make your holiday gifts more meaningful this year with products from these amazing companies.
Hugger Mugger Specific charities are picked every quarter and donated to through product sales. Right now, Hugger Mugger is supporting the Utah Food Bank in its mission to reduce hunger in low-income Utahns, especially seniors and children.
Jade supports Trees for the Future, which plants a tree for every mat sold. They also make specially colored mats for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and autism; proceeds from these mats are donated to organizations that support cancer patients and those with autism.
Select product sales benefit Outdoor Outreach, which shares positive outdoor experiences with underserved youth, during the holiday season. Prana also maintains partnerships with nonprofits in Southern California, as well as the Fair Labor Association, Responsible Forest Initiative, and Bluesign.
Satya runs the Satya Foundation, which helps to provide opportunities for children worldwide. Additionally, select jewelry purchases benefit Ramana’s Garden, Manjushree Orphanage, Ashrams for Autism, Bent on Learning, Animal People Alliance, and charities that support access to clean water.
The company’s Artisan Scholarship Fund helps to train new artisans to preserve their community’s traditional artwork, which both provides them with a livelihood and keeps those traditions alive.
Their Yoke Global Giving Foundation provides a framework for advocacy and engagement in global justice through trade and conscious commerce.
Manduka’s project:OM partners with different organizations – their current partner is the Susan G. Komen Foundation – that “support the uniqueness, contributions, and advancement of all people.”
From their mission statement: “project:OM aims to inspire and expand the conversation about how yoga can make an incredible difference in our own lives – and on a larger scale, for the well being of the world. Over time, project:OM will be collaborating with like-minded partners, to focus efforts on a variety of causes. By bringing the community together we really can create a better world ONE MORE mat at a time.”
This company gives back through Alo Gives, which is committed to helping the next generation of yogis. We’ll let you hear it from them! “Alo Gives is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to bringing yoga to kids and underserved communities. Alo has supported environmental and pro-social causes like Yoga For Smiles, National Forest Foundation, Yoga Gives Back and SheLift over the past few years. And all proceeds from our Mindful Movement book that launched November 2016 have been dedicated to supporting Alo Gives. And we are deeply excited to be supporting the Baale Mane home for girls, many of whom have been rescued from child labor, domestic violence, living on the streets, or have dangerous family situations in Bangalore, India. We sent yogi Josh Kramer to meet the Baale Mane girls and their caregivers and learn more about their facilities needs in June 2017. We are so inspired by the girls’ spirit and dedication to yoga and knew we had to get involved with supporting them as soon as we heard their story.”
Spiritual Gangster is committed to combating hunger. Here’s what they have to say about it: “Here at Spiritual Gangster we believe our purpose is to inspire a community of connectedness grounded in generosity. In partnership with Feeding America, Spiritual Gangster donates proceeds to provide a meal to a person in need for every item we sell. With over 11 million meals donated to date, we are collectively impacting the fight against hunger in the US. Proceeds from our sales also support additional national and international organizations that are close to our heart.”
We are so excited about the important work these companies are doing, and we’re so glad to be a part of it. Come visit us this holiday season and give the sort of gift you can’t fit in a box.