6 Socially Responsible Brands You’ll Want to Buy From

We can all do our part to give back to the community and to the environment, but that’s always easier said than done. How many times have you caught yourself saying “I wish I could make a difference in the world” or “I should give back to the community this year.” If you’re like us at Retail Rundown, you’ve at least thought about it, let alone, verbalized it on numerous occasions.

Their’s an emerging trend for companies to tie in a socially responsible cause to their brand or product. Luckily, we’ve curated a list of 6 sustainable brands that’ll make you feel good about what you buy.

proof eyewear socially responsible

Proof Eyewear

Proof was founded in 2010 by 3 brothers in Idaho, but its roots can be traced back to 1954 when their grandfather, Bud Dame, started a sawmill. The brothers grew up with sawdust in their veins working in the family mill and exploring the Idaho outdoors. Today Proof focuses on creating eco-friendly eyewear made from unique materials such as wood, and recycled aluminum, that is both fashionable and sustainable.

Ogden Made

Their bags are made to be different. When we first learned about the brand, it was to our surprise that they kept it “Old School,” meaning each of there bags were hand made and not from traditional factories. The attention to detail and quality starts with the first cut and finishes with a final stitch by their skilled artisans. Inspired by the outdoors, Ogden Made is reducing waste that the retail industry is notoriously known for and creating a better life for the community they live in.

carved accesories socially responsible


Carved makes unique and timeless wooden accessories for your phone and desk. When building their high quality accessories, they use a lot of what are typically discarded pieces of wood and remnant pieces in their production. Inspired by the outdoors, they allow the natural grains and even imperfections in the wood to become part of unique designs that are protective and practical.

aluminati boards socially responsible

Aluminati Skateboards

The cruiser board reimagined. Made in the USA, Aluminati Skateboards are made from recycled aircraft aluminum. This allows the brand to save trees and shrink landfills, all while offering endless graphic options to keep their boards fun. Taking one of their boards for a test ride, we found that they offered a safe and smooth ride. Fusing the tradition and nostalgia of cruiser boards with the performance and precision of modern technologies, makes Aluminati the new classic.

indosole socially responsible


Did you know that it takes thousands of years for a tire to decompose in a landfill? Did you also know that there are millions of waste tires polluting land, clogging rivers and wreaking havoc in Indonesia? Indosole is on a mission to salvage tires and other waste materials to give them new life as fashionable and functional goods. The soles of their shoes are derived from old tires that are salvaged from Indonesian landfills, sanitized and transformed into new beautiful products. Additionally,  they pride themselves on using organic manufacturing processes without the use of fuel powered machines—just strong hands and minds.

Join them on their quest to save 1 million waste tires from landfills.

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