Meet The Founder of Give a Damn Goods
Hi. I'm Emily. I founded Give a Damn Goods as a response to the growth of my conscious lifestyle blog, The Honest Consumer. Through The Honest Consumer I have been able to work with over 200 socially responsible brands, share the stories of social enterprises, spread the word of ethically made goods, and empower consumers for over three years.
After an organic growth in traffic, I decided to take the plunge and create a mini-marketplace featuring a few eco-friendly & ethical brands I love. AND launch my own ethical t-shirt line. I wanted to create socially responsible tees that made a statement and sparked meaningful conversation. I do the graphic design work for our ethically made tees and work with a local screen-printer in Seattle.
Give a Damn Goods focuses on affordable goods that make a difference, while encouraging consumers to shop their values. When YOU use your purchase power to make a purchase from Give a Damn Goods you're purchasing from a real person, small business, and supporting your values.
Thanks for Giving a Damn, listening to this ramble, & choosing Give a Damn Goods. It really means the world to me! Together we can make a difference! Really and truly your purchase power matters, if you keep buying, we'll keep finding awesome social impact brands for you to support!
A Few Things Emily's Loving
Beachy Queen Earrings
Social Impact: These eco-conscious earrings are ethically made in Michigan. This woman owned company celebrates zero waste design ensuring all excess materials are used.
Product Description: Handmade from polymer clay. Earrings have stainless steel post backs. Items are ethically-made and sustainable. They are zero-waste. Earrings are lightweight and easy to wear. Each may vary slightly due to the handmade nature of the item. Dimensions are around 2.5 in. X 1.5 in.
Hot Mess Express T-Shirt
- Our t-shirt supplier produces great quality shirts, while fighting generational poverty in Haiti. LIFE, the Haitian facility where the shirts are produced, creates dignified work that keeps families together. They pay workers 5x the going rate for similar jobs in the area. 100% of LIFE's profits are dedicated to programs that support orphans.
- Each shirt uses 6 recycled poly water bottles and all fabric is spun, knitted, processed and finished in the USA.
- Our tees are printed locally in Seattle, WA using non-toxic and phthalate free inks
Product Description: Embrace the messiness of life with our Hot Mess Express tee. Unisex sizes to flatter men, women, & everyone. Tri-blend Crews unique and proprietary blend is built from 50% Repreve® polyester from recycled plastic; 25% organic, US grown, combed, ring spun cotton; and 25% TENCEL™ Modal. These sustainable fibers combine to create a soft, flexible, and smooth fabric. Check out all our affordable ethical t-shirts here. Out of stock of your size? We restock our short sleeve tees about once a month. Sign up for our e-mail list here to be notified when sizes are restocked.
***Due to organic cotton and focus on crafting our shirts with eco-friendly materials, there may be naturally occurring brown speckles within the fabric. This is because our t-shit suppliers do not bleach the organic cotton due to the use eco-conscious nature of the shirts. Naturally occurring brown speckles may be noticeable up close & personal, but not from a distance. See images.
Washing & Care: We recommend washing in cold water & hang drying your tee! As this will ensure it lasts the longest and is better for the environment!
I Am Enough Cuff
Social Impact: BRANDED Collective provides job training and employment to survivors of human trafficking in Nashville. Many victims of human trafficking are BRANDED; their captors physically mark them with a number or symbol. The BRANDED Collective stands against this brutal practice. Each BRANDED item is stamped with an initial and a number. The initial belongs to the survivor who made your cuff. You can read her story on our website. The number is your unique number in the Collective. You can register this number and send a Message of Hope to our survivors. View all BRANDED Collective jewelry here.
Product Description: This phrase was picked by our survivors as a reminder to you that you are special. These three simple words have helped them get through some very dark days, helped them combat the lies that they were not enough. May we all remember that we are in fact worthy, we all have great value, and we truly are ENOUGH. Bracelets bend to individual wrist size. Cuffs are 1/4 inch wide and 6 inches long, and are available in aluminum, brass or copper.