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Whatever your plans, take a moment to enjoy new places and treat yourself. If you’re travelling to France, Belgium, or Spain, we want to share some of our favourite brands for people who like to know their purchases are also doing good. We like their design and quality, but also their engagement on behalf of the planet.
1- Oh My Cream!, the French multi-brand dedicated to clean beauty, launched its own skincare brand soberly called Oh My Cream Skincare. The label inaugurated its own studio at 51 rue de Saintonge in Paris’ 3rd arrondissement and offers face and body products as well as beauty accessories.
2- FAGUO, a French brand founded in 2008, is a model of social and environmental responsibility in the world of fashion. For each item sold, a tree is planted in France. So far they have planted more than 1.5 million trees. Why resist buying amazing sneakers, waterproof bags, and cool sweatshirts that are good for the planet? You can find them on-line or at multi-brand stores in France and Belgium.
3- If you’re not Spanish, you might not know about ECOALF, an amazing design brand with an admirable goal: cleaning the oceans.
If you plan to visit Madrid, stop by their new flagship store in the Santa Bárbara Palace, designed with sustainability in mind. You’ll find apparel for both men and women, as well as footwear, yoga, and travel items. While you’re there, take the time to enjoy the neighbourhood, filled with inviting tapas bars and coffee shops.
4- THE SKATEROOM is a great Belgian brand which unites art and skateboarding to create social skate projects dedicated to empowering at-risk youth around the world.
THE SKATEROOM creates skateboards in collaboration with some of the world’s most influential artists and gives 10% of all revenue to their partners. Lucky you if you’re in Belgium this winter: THE SKATEROOM GALLERY gets the JEFF KOONS treatment to celebrate his iconic collection (now live at theskateroom.com). If you’re in Brussels, why not swing by the Ixelles neighbourhood and check it out?
Don’t forget that you can get a tax refund on any purchase that you bring home – an extra benefit. Enjoy shopping while helping others!