Do Good Boutique carefully selects products that make the world a better place. These products empower and transform the lives of some of the "least, last, and lost" people on our planet. The products we carry are fairly traded, help teach people life and community skills, lift people out of poverty, and are environmentally friendly.
Do Good Boutique carries women's apparel, accessories, jewelry, bath and body products, and home goods.
We want to share our great products with you, and also share the amazing stories behind each product. These are stories of hope, healing, and transformed lives. When you purchase an item at the Do Good Boutique, you are helping real people in our community and around the world...and you are getting some good stuff!
Women’s Bean Project is a nationally-recognized social enterprise that offers a transitional job in gourmet food manufacturing and handmade jewelry assembly designed to provide women immediate income, arrange support services to overcome barriers to employment, and teach the job readiness skills needed to get and keep a job. Program Participants come to this transitional employment program from backgrounds of chronic unemployment and poverty, and the program helps them develop the skills needed to function independently in the workplace and community. After 9 months, they transition into career entry-level jobs – often for the first time in their lives.
Women’s Bean Project strives to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty by helping women learn to work by working. Women work in their businesses, earning a steady paycheck and learning the work and life skills needed to function independently and effectively in the workplace and community. In addition to hand-crafted jewelry, they offer a wide variety of gourmet bean soups, chilis, cookie & brownie mixes, bread mixes, salsa & spice rubs, marinades, dip mixes, instant teas, Organic Fair Trade Coffees, and sweets.
Thistle Farms is a powerful community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. We employ more than 50 survivors through our social enterprises which include a natural body care company, Thistle Stop Cafe, artisan studio, and global marketplace called Shared Trade. Started in 1997 by Rev. Becca Stevens under the name Magdalene, Thistle Farms includes a two-year residential program and advocacy services for up to 700 women yearly.
Shupaca is the brainchild of husband and wife tandem, Andrew and Lori Schuster. Travelling off-the beaten track in Ecuador brought about an unexpected immersion to the vibrant socio-cultural heritage of South America, and the discovery of an extraordinary fabric called, Alpaca.
Forming a brand that combines their environment-conscious minds and their dedication to fair trade and responsible business practices, Shupaca combines the couple’s surname and their esteemed product of choice, Alpaca fur.
Upholding this ancient tradition in fashion while injecting creative contemporary details, Shupaca works with South American artisans and their families to ensure products that exude indigenous quality while remaining fashionably relevant to the here and now. All products are hand woven on wood looms using the same methods that have been practiced for hundreds of years.
Shupaca presents a full catalog of solid and printed scarves, shawls, blankets, hats gloves and other accessories that promise to revamp and complete daily wardrobes, regardless of the season or climate. Their goal is to bring you one of the world's finest natural materials in uniquely designed and handcrafted goods while promoting fair trade and supporting social and economic advancement for the artisans we work with.
They work directly with artisans to produce our products. Not only are they fairly compensated, they are paid directly without other companies or political figures taking a piece of the pie that isn’t theirs.
Jenny Krauss collaborates with artisans in the region surrounding Ayacucho, Peru to create jobs for the indigenous population by allowing them sell their hand-crafted wares around the world. This marketplace sustains the artisan culture and provides employment beyond sustenance farming. By focusing on one region, Jenny Krauss keeps the artisans working throughout the year and maximizes their earnings. These artisans are treated as business owners. This has the greatest impact on the families and communities surrounding Ayacucho. Jenny Krauss is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.
Raven + Lily is an ethical fashion and lifestyle brand dedicated to empowering women through design. Raven + Lily was created to alleviate poverty among women. They currently helps employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, health care, education, and a real chance to to break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families.
Raven + Lily is committed to providing products that are made by hand, follow fair trade standards, and honor their eco-friendly commitment. They currently empowers and employs women in Ethiopia, India, Cambodia, Kenya, Guatemala, Pakistan, Malaysia, Haiti, and the USA.
Raven + Lily is committed to:
- Employing at risk, impoverished women to improve their livelihood
- Eco-friendly practices in our sourcing of materials and our design processes
- Honoring traditional artisan crafts and techniques
- Providing sustainable fair trade wages
- Creating exclusive, modern designs that reflect the beauty and culture of the women who create them
- Donating back to our artisan communities for healthcare and educational needs
Bee Attitudes is a socially conscious lifestyle brand owned by two women who believe our attitude can make a difference in the world. Bee Attitudes' shirts and accessories are designed with our bee and a variety of positive attitudes and are a reminder that at any given moment, we can make a choice to have a better outlook.
Bee Attitudes donates a portion of its profits to Thistle Farms, an internationally renowned social enterprise in Nashville, TN helping women who have survived lives of addiction, trafficking & life on the streets through the two year The Magdalene Program.
For every product purchased, HALF UNITED will give 7 meals to a child in need! Food is just the beginning! Though HALF UNITED primarily focuses on hunger-alleviation, they strategically partner with organizations which work hard to also empower, educate, and inspire the children, families, and communities they feed.
Currently, HALF UNITED has partnerships with the NCTC primary school in Fiji, the EAI Orphanage in Cambodia, and multiple locations in the USA. In addition they fund and support Papillion Enterprise, a program that supports the livelihood and well-being of artisans in Haiti. Papillion is designed to be a sustainable way to fight hunger and keep parents and children together as a family.
Since 1992, the folks at Kikkerland Design have traveled the world in search of original designs for things that can make life more enjoyable. Clever things to intrigue you. Smart things that make everyday tasks easier. And gentle things that make you feel happier when you use them. If it’s inventive, witty, and smartly designed, Kikkerland Design will bring it to you. Just for the fun of it.
Kikkerland Design devotes a portion of its profits to worthy causes in the USA and around the world. They have helped plant more than 300,000 trees in Brazil through the Mil Folhas project, provide housing and supportive services for the homeless through Help USA, support the Center for Biological Diversity, and support children and youth through the 826NYC, WriteGirl, and Publicolor student programs.
Maruca Design embraces the principles of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America (1860-1910)…A movement that invigorated and emphasized the value placed on traditional and decorative craftsmanship using simple forms. The movement stood in opposition to industrial manufacturing and sought to promote the moral, social and economic health of the nation. Maruca, believes that creating small production runs of their bags within a cottage industry, creates a consciousness that humanizes their work and makes for a more “harmonious society”. The result is that they can provide a product that is unique, well made and moves from heart to hand.
As an American-based company, they seek to balance resourcefulness and creativity. After 20 years, they remain rooted in the principles of this philosophy. However, ultimately it is you the consumer who will determine the value placed on American made handcraft.
With all of your support, they are able to contribute to multiple humanitarian causes! To name a few… Boulder Valley Women’s Health, Attention Homes, I have a Dream, Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Boulder County Aids Project, Freedom Service Dogs, Community Food Share, and Attention Homes. Maruca Design’s culture is composed of women who share one common thread…the love for textiles. You’re beautiful, be you…
Rising Tide was founded in 1989 with the mission to assist in creating products from the developing world that could be marketed in the US while at the same time, improving the living standards of the low income artisans that make these items. To achieve this goal, they have developed long term partnerships with their Artisans and have provided contemporary design input, technical assistance and a marketplace that is accessible to their products. The melding of traditional textiles and artisan techniques (such as weaving, knitting, and felting) with current color and textural trends produces a final product that is both very wearable and distinct and has positive impact on the success the Artisans experience. To further their mission, Rising Tide has created emergency funds for the Artisans as well as become regular contributors to the Santi School Project in Nepal, which undertakes teacher trainings, facility development and brings clean water to rural schools in Nepal.