Queue the memes about going to Target for soap and leaving with $150 bill and no soap! Yep...that pretty much sums it up. Target has been dubbed by some as the pinnacle of the suburban shopping experience - great products, great brands, great prices all in one place. Target is the new guilty pleasure!
Yet in a world where the conscious shopper (i.e. those who are more mindful of the brands they buy and their impact on both the planet and people) is on the rise, shopping at big retailers can become more guilty, rather than pleasure. But don't fret Target fans, we've created a shopping guide just for you! So the next time you enter Target for some soap, be rest assured that what you do buy gives back to the greater good!
For Your Body
Hair & Body Products by RAW Sugar - From shampoos, conditioners, and hair treatments to lotions, soaps, and body washes - RAW Sugar has you (quite literally) covered from head to toe! Using plant-based, and certified organic ingredients without harmful sulfates, parabens and other chemicals, these vegan body products are rejuvenating, weightless, hydrating, and have a beach-y scent that'll leave you dreaming of summer year-round. And if that's not enough, with each purchase, one bar of soap will be donated to help conquer the hygiene crisis - a prevalent global issue that many don’t talk about. Almost 32% of people around the world suffer from unclean living conditions, which can lead to terrible illness, disease, and feeling of low self-esteem. Since they set out on their mission, RAW Sugar has been able to donate more than 1 million bars of soap!
Hair & Body by Sun Bum - Sun Bum's extensive line of hair-care, sunscreens, and body products reflect a feel good, do good attitude. Sun Bum's mission is simple - they care about the planet, animals, fun and family, so they only use ingredients that are vegan, reef-friendly, and free of gluten and harsh chemicals. (Also see their line of baby products below).
Natural Makeup & Brushes by W3LL People - Founded by an elite makeup artist, cosmetic dermatologist and tree-hugging entrepreneur, W3LL People is on a mission to create super premium quality cosmetics without using the potentially harmful artificial chemicals found in most conventional makeup (their products contain premium natural ingredients, essential oils, and are cruelty free, made in small batches to ensure the highest quality). W3LL People offers A LOT of product options for face, cheeks, eyes, and lips so that they can be your one-stop shop for socially responsible makeup!
For Your Home
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day - We have to say that hands down, Mrs. Meyer's household products are our absolute favorite. Made from natural ingredients, these products are not only suitable for your house and the environment, they also help preserve endangered plants while spreading compassion. For a limited time, every Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap purchased will result in the planting of Purple Coneflower, an Echinacea species that have long bloom seasons and support local bird life. Additionally, they've developed the Compassion Project, donating gardening kits to classrooms across the country to help encourage an appreciation for our planet as well as spreading kindness!
Hearth & Hand™ by Magnolia - Get ready for some serious summer redecorating! This home and lifestyle brand created exclusively for Target in partnership with Magnolia by Chip & Joanna Gaines gives us all the feels! Plus, Magnolia is committed to supporting local communities and families in need. In partnership with Target, Magnolia will donate time to help local communities and families in need, as well as provide monetary donations through the Magnolia Foundation to support organizations involved in orphan care, youth development, family housing and community restoration.
For Your Kiddos:
Munchkin Products - From breastfeeding accessories, bottles, cups, plates, and utensils to bath, nursery, and travel gear- Munchkin offers it all. But that's not even the best part- Munchkin believes they have a responsibility to consciously contribute to causes that align with their values (helping kids, protecting animals, and preserving the planet). So when you purchase Munchkin products, you're paving the way for future generations to experience and enjoy the beauty of our world!
Baby, Toddler, & Kids Apparel by Cat & Jack - Designed with kids, for kids, Target's Cat & Jack line mixes comfortable style with adaptive fashion to include all kids (like those with special needs). Cat & Jack also uses certified recycled polyester made from plastic bottles to help reduce single use plastic pollution in our waterways. Since launching in July 2016, Target has helped recycle nearly 250 million plastic bottles, thanks in part to Cat & Jack (we've been told that's enough plastic bottles to wrap around the entire planet!).
Sunscreens & Body Products by Baby Bum - When Sun Bum founders started having babies, they found themselves not knowing which products they could trust to put on sensitive newborn skin - and voilà, Baby Bum was born! Their products use some of the earth’s most treasured ingredients - nothing that could hurt the planet or our precious kiddos.
Once Upon a Farm - Cold pressed and blended with healthy, organic, farm fresh ingredients, Once Upon a Farm food packs are an ideal food source for babies, toddlers, and kids. Once Upon a Farm doesn't just make nutritious food, they celebrate and support moms by partnering with Paid Leave US, to transform the workplace, public policy and culture so that families can receive care when it matters most, especially when welcoming a new bundle of joy to the family. 1 in 4 women go back to work less than 2 weeks after giving birth because the vast majority of Americans (86%) have no paid leave. Through May 17 - Once Upon a Farm will be matching donations up to $10,ooo!
For Your Appetite
Snow Leopard Vodka - Spring/Summer nights are perfect for hosting a dinner party and the perfect party needs the perfect cocktail! Pair your favorite party recipe with this spelt-based Polish vodka and help the Snow Leopard Trust at the same time! 15% of its profit goes to not only save snow leopards, which are critically endangered, but also to help the herder families who share the snow leopards’ habitat. The idea is that by improving the herders’ livelihoods, they're less driven to poach. And for an extra treat, check out this delicious recipe for a Blood Orange Sparkler cocktail on our Instagram Page HERE.
Equal Exchange Coffee - Sometimes, changing the world is as simple as a cup of coffee. Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through their success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world.
Endangered Species Chocolate - Need a sweet treat to satisfy that late night craving? For the true chocolate lover, this deeply powerful dark chocolate is silky smooth and full of flavor. Endangered Species Chocolate also donates 10% of their annual net profit to organizations that seek to change the world for both habitats and humanity, and have given over $1,400,000 over the last three years alone! That's super sweet!