7 B Corps Your Kids Will Love
Family-Friendly Options for Your Household
Especially around the holidays, pressure can be high to give kids the latest-craze toys and super-sugary treats. If you’re eager to find more meaningful gifts that have a positive impact in the world — and provide healthier treats for you and the little ones during the holidays — this list has you covered. Each of your purchases acts as a vote for the future and the economy you believe in.
All the companies listed are Certified B Corporations, so you can rest assured their environmental and social impact has been verified by an independent third party.
Global Gaming Initiative (GGI) uses mobile gaming apps as a means for users to connect with the wider world and make a direct impact through their time playing its games. GGI helps those in need around the world by dedicating 50 percent of the proceeds from game purchases and in-app transactions to make a difference in people’s lives. The company’s games include kid-friendly options, including Bug Crush, Stack the Dots and Winning Kick. Each time a user makes a purchase in a GGI game, he or she is impacting the life of a child in a developing nation through the simple click of a button.
This U.K.-based B Corp is known for its high-quality maternity and infant clothing, but the company also offers high-quality gifts and toys for the babes and tots in your life. From personalized gifts to holiday favorites, you’ll find nursery must-haves. Everything from the company is designed and distributed with the planet and people in mind: JoJo hires people with disabilities, offers a clothing donation service, seeks recycled materials in its products and provides employee professional development. Plus, JoJo runs the Nema Foundation, which works to reduce child poverty in rural Africa.
Passionate about encouraging and enabling play for children around the world, One World Play Project sells fun, durable balls that are two-for-one deals. For every One World Futbol bought through the Buy One, Give One program, One World Futbol Project gives a second ball to organizations working with youth in disadvantaged communities worldwide where play and sport are used to foster social change. Now, that’s a fun time!
UncommonGoods is an online retail platform that sells unique gifts, home accessories, games, customized children’s gifts and books, and more made by independent artists and designers. The B Corp provides team members with a living wage and paid family leave, and prints its catalog on recycled, Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper. UncommonGoods pays its lowest-wage earners double the U.S. minimum wage, reimburses employees for college coursework and professional training expenses, and makes its fiscal reports available to all employees. No fur, feathers, pearls or leather goods are sold on the platform.
You can feel good about feeding your kids Happy Family products: The company is committed to organic ingredients and partners with nutrition and pediatric experts when formulating its recipes. Its offerings span from baby to youth, and parents can find helpful information about child nutrition and wellness on its website. This B Corp uses a portion of its profits to provide nutrition-education to families in need and has donated 1.3 million meals over the last three years to hunger organizations, such as Feeding America.
Plum Organics offers a complete line of baby food, toddler and kid snack products, as well as organic infant formula. The ready-to-squeeze organic fruit and vegetable puree pouches are a special favorite. Based on the whole, real foods philosophy and with an emphasis on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life in determining palate and preferences, Plum provides a wealth of nutrition-education materials for parents. The company also has partnered with fellow B Corp Preserve for №5 plastics recycling, helping ensure the materials used in Plum’s packaging get repurposed instead of dumped in landfills.
Fresh and So Clean
From maternity to baby and child, Mustela creates all-natural, specially formulated skin care products. All of its products are designed to have a minimal environmental footprint, and Mustela always gives priority to products of natural origin in its formulas — going above and beyond U.S. consumer safety guidelines. And, since 1982, the Mustela Foundation has supported research and funded projects dedicated to child development and parenting around the world.