How We Bought with Heart

Thanks so much to the wonderful vendors in our 2019 Buy with Heart Marketplace, who brought a colorful array of festive popups to the SEG Hub on Fri Dec 6. Lots of people stopped in to sample their wares and learn about their services. It was a one-stop shop for social impact! Our featured vendors were:

Equal Exchange: Offers organic and fairly traded packages of coffee, tea, chocolate bars, cocoa, olive oil and snacks.

Giving Beyond the Box: Curates gift boxes with products that make social impact, including Rhode Island’s Little Box of Hope and the Holiday Box of Hope.

Green Tenderfoot: Advocates a zero-waste lifestyle through popup refill stations for bath, body, and cleaning products.

Harvest Kitchen: Provides youth trainees with culinary job skills and produces a line of jarred products using surplus produce sourced from local farms.

Impact Everything: The nation’s first brick and mortar social enterprise store, located on Thayer Street in Providence. Carries beautiful clothing, jewelry, and household goods that all have a vetted social mission.

Jessica Ricci Jewelry: Creates hand-crafted jewelry that, through a partnership with Amos House, employs women working to improve their lives.

mewenutrition: Makes nutrition bars for babies, kids, and adults and donates 100% of profits back to Edesia, a leading manufacturer of life-saving foods for severely malnourished children.

Riverzedge Arts: Provides design services, cards, clothing, and other gift products that are all developed by Woonsocket youth.

Sanctuary Herbs of Providence: Offers delicious teas and other herbal products that employ immigrant and refugee farmers.

Shri Yoga: Makes delicious nut-free snacks, which help fund more than 100 free classes every month.

THE ART OF FATE: Curates beautiful clothing, accessories, and homegoods, all created by womxn highlighted in this one-of-a-kind online marketplace.

Tomaquag Museum: Offers Native American jewelry, art, and books whose sales go to help eradicate poverty in the Indigenous Community of Rhode Island through education, cultural competency, job training, and employment.

Thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island for adding a dropoff station where people could donate clothing and small household items. And thanks to our major sponsors, SupplyRI and Giving Beyond the Box.