Doing the right thing is never as simple as it should be, but we found companies that are absolutely crushing it with their good deeds. These brands adopt humanitarian practices, encourage their employees to volunteer regularly and route a significant portion of proceeds to good causes every year. While some partner with charities and nonprofits, others hone in on a particular cause.
For Garden State Tile, that meant fuzzy marsupials. “Koala bears are losing their habitat due to excessive clear-cutting of eucalyptus trees,” the brand tells BOH. To combat this, the company will adopt a koala bear in the name of each customer who specs its Koala collection, which evokes the textures of natural eucalyptus in porcelain tile. “The symbolic adoption program goes toward research, education and the establishment of koala conservation zones to help save koalas in the wild.”
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