with fellow social entreprenuers and do-gooders.
amazing chocolate and wines that also give back to the world.
for valentine’s gifts in our pop-up shop of fair-trade and social brands.
the inspiring stories from the leaders of local socia business giving back.
the world around you by helping people around the world through your purchases.
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VALENTINES FOR GOOD
Join The Good Capitalist on January 26th at 6pm at Reds Bar & Tapas in Santa Barbara for Valentines for Good.
Valentine’s Day? We know, it’s not even February yet, and the tacky pink hearts and ribbons are already flooding stores. Each year, Americans spend $13 billion dollars per on Valentine's gifts like chocolate and flowers, yet much of it is sourced from the developing world from farms with unfair labor practices and unsustainable, polluting environmental conditions. So this Valentines Day, we wanted to promote local producers who do things the right way and embrace the practices of fair trade, social business, and sustainability.
VALENTINES POPUP SHOP
We're partnering with our friends to bring a pop up shop for Valentine's Day gifts that give back.
Wine with a purpose
Wines with a Why. Our business is wine, our mission is a fuller life for all. Making great wines, giving away 10% of sales, encouraging all to Cultivate Life.
FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE
Chocolate Maya provides Santa Barbara with home-made truffles and amazing chocolate bars from around the world made with fair-trade chocolate.
MADE LOCAL WITH LOVE
Tabletop Made designs and handprints letterpress cards and paper goodies in Santa Barbara. Each piece is hand-pressed on a table top press, a chunky Kelsey Excelsior with lots of attitude.
Plum Goods offers unique fair-trade, upcycled, and eco-friendly gifts. Plum Goods is also donating 10% of every purchase to the ocean charity Heal The Ocean.
Jewelery For Good
Bead For Life
Bead For Life creates jewelry and reinvests a portion of the money raised in programs that empower Ugandan women to lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty.
Natural & Handmade Bath & Body
Sweet Leaf Essentials
Sweet Leaf Essentials is a small local business making 100% natural handmade bath & body products, and is also donating 10% of every purchase to charity.
FEATURED GOOD CAPITALISTS
Hear inspiring stories from the founders of innovative companies doing good.
Farmers West Flowers & Bouquets
Wilja Happé is the Dutch-born founder of Farmers West Flowers & Bouquets, a premier grower and shipper of sustainable fresh-cut flowers and greens located in Carpinteria, CA. Wilja Happé regularly travels to Rwanda to work with the relief organization Solace to build Solace Farms, a community garden and flower farm that provides HIV-positive women, genocide survivors and orphans a way to become economically self-sufficient and support their families.
Maya Schoop-Rutten is the founder of Chocolate Maya, a local chocolate maker in Santa Barbara. She has traveled around the world sourcing chocolate directly from fair-trade and sustainable cacao farms and chocolate producers.
Eliza Coleman is the Creative Director for Cultivate Wines, which was founded in 2010 by locals Ali and Charles Banks. The Banks had been in the wine industry for about 10 years when they decided to start Cultivate to combine their passions for wine and philanthropy by giving 10% of sales to non-profits via an online voting platform.
Learn more about the issues around Valentines Day.
What is Fair Trade?
Check out this video, and then learn more about how fair trade works from Trans Fair USA.
What is Fair Trade?