As we dive into the gift-giving season, Scream Agency believes that if you’re going to spend dollars this holiday season, spend it with brands that are using business as a force for good to create change.
To help start your list, we’ve curated gift ideas from local Colorado B Corporations that balance profit and purpose to bring you products that you can feel good about spending your money on. For those unfamiliar with B Corporations, a B Corporation is a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions for their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using business as a force for good.
Use this gift guide to help spread joy by supporting B Corps this holiday season!
Colorado B Corp Gift Guide
For the environmentally-friendly self-care’er:
Akamai – Unleash the power of nature in its pure, whole form. You won’t find any bizarre ingredients or toxic chemicals – just natural ingredients from plants and the earth. (Boulder)
White and Elm – You’ve probably heard the old adage that ‘you are what you eat.’ The same is true for the products you use on your skin; they matter! This is the reason why ‘clean beauty’ is trending and becoming increasingly popular as women see and feel the benefits. (Fort Collins)
Manos Soap – A family from Greece, Manos Soap is leading a movement to a future where all ingredients are pure and clean within the local and social community ecosystem. They are powered by people, and their collective mission to get safer products into the hands of everyone – young or old. (Arvada)
For the foodie fanatic:
Chook Charcoal Chicken – Chook, in Aussie lingo, means Chicken. Perfect for a responsible, nutritious and local affordable dinner. (Denver)
Purely Elizabeth – When you eat better, you feel better. It’s that simple. That’s why Purely Elziabeth created healthy foods with nutrient-rich superfood ingredients and none of the bad stuff. (Boulder)
Organic Bliss – Organic Bliss was born to serve those who want both great taste and wholesome goodness in one. Enjoy their organic and local and truly good-for-you comfort foods made without all the bad stuff you shouldn’t eat. (Lafayette)
For the coffee and tea lover:
Conscious Coffees – Conscious Coffees believes that great coffee is the lifeblood of flourishing communities, locally and globally. That’s why they’re setting the industry standard for investing in coffee farming communities around the world, paying well beyond fair trade prices and supporting farmer cooperatives to increase the quality of their organic crops while reinvesting in their land. (Boulder)
Coda Coffee – From sourcing the best beans in the world to roasting and delivering an award-winning coffee, their cadence of excellence is driven by always wanting to be better. (Denver)
The Tea Spot – Rooted in health and wellness, propelled by our founder’s recovery from cancer and her love for tea as a powerful and therapeutic elixir. Using business as a force for goodness, our mission is to empower people to live an inspired and healthy life. (Boulder)
Bhakti Chai – Bhakti is a woman-founded and led company with a dedication to making bold beverages. We practice living the values of Bhakti through our philanthropic platform – GITA – GIVE, INSPIRE, TAKE ACTION and since inception have supported organizations that empower women and girls, work for social justice, and tackle the climate crisis. (Boulder)
Teatulía –Teatulia cultivates delicious organic tea through an intentional business model that seeks to positively impact all stakeholders and externalities from garden to cup/glass/can, leaving the world better than we found it. (Denver)
For the cocktail and beer connoisseur:
Upslope Brewing – The more you go out exploring the earth, the more likely you are to take care of it. That’s why Upslope packages all of their beers in 100% recyclable cans, perfect for transporting wherever the trail may take you. And it’s why, from the water and energy they use to the waste they make, they do everything possible to leave a mark with their beer, not their footprint. (Boulder)
New Belgium Brewing – In 1991, New Belgium set out to build a craft beer movement and prove business could be a force for good. Join in protecting the land, water, and people that make great beer possible. (Fort Collins)
Montanya Distillers – From the start, Montanya Distillers stayed committed to distilling in a very transparent way, without sugar added. Almost unheard of at the time, it set the brand apart and helped move the entire industry forward. It was never just about rum—the goal was to build a business that could have an impact. (Crested Butte)
For the traveler:
Where There Be Dragons – Dragons is committed to cross-cultural education as a tool for breaking down barriers and enhancing understanding between people and communities around the world. Dragons programs are designed to push participants out of their comfort zone to examine their assumptions, values, and world views. When people engage wholeheartedly with multiple realities and seek out fresh perspectives, they become more empathetic and better versions of themselves. (Boulder)
Sword & Plough – Sword & Plough has helped support 75 veteran jobs, repurposed over 30,000 pounds of military surplus, through their bags, and donated over $100,000 to veteran organizations. (Denver)
Wallaroo Hat Company – From their home base in Colorado, Wallaroo focuses on quality craftsmanship and functional, fashionable designs — adjustable, packable and comfortable. Their purpose is to craft sun-protective hats that make you look and feel great, and their mission all along has been to help eliminate the threat of skin cancer through information and prevention. (Boulder)
For those with fur babies:
Only Natural Pet – Only Natural Pet was founded in Boulder, Colorado, where they find inspiration in open spaces, fresh air, and sunshine (almost) every day. Their pets are part of the family (maybe even the best part). That’s why every single one of their products is made to human-quality standards. If you can’t put it in or on your body, your pets shouldn’t either. This keeps them, you and everyone you love healthier and happier. (Boulder)
National B Corp Favorites with a Colorado Presence:
Athleta – Unleashing the power of your body can translate into mastery of your mind and serenity in your soul, too. They start by understanding the female body like no one else—and then invest in technology that unleashes its power. They know that when all women come together, they’ll be unstoppable. It’s about doing the right thing, especially when it’s hard. And using the power we have as a big company to make informed decisions that improve lives—for everyone, everywhere.
Patagonia – Patagonia appreciates that all life on earth is under threat of extinction. They aim to use the resources they have—their business, their investments, their voice and their imaginations—to do something about it.
Ben and Jerry’s – Ben & Jerry’s operates on a three-part mission that aims to create linked prosperity for everyone that’s connected to their business: suppliers, employees, farmers, franchisees, customers, and neighbors alike.
United By Blue – For every product purchased, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. They’re here to prove that fashion can be a force for good. Through their commitment to sustainable materials, ethical manufacturing, and a zero-plastic policy, they’re always searching for better ways to put the planet first.
And if creative branding is on your shopping list, Scream Agency is a B Corp and could be the perfect gift for any company looking to increase their brand marketing, digital presence or CSR storytelling.
Happiest of holiday shopping from Scream Agency.