Look good while doing good—it’s a vital basis of the modern green living movement. From fashion and cosmetics to couches and rugs, showing your chic and compassionate side has never been more popular. Thankfully, I can get attached to this trend. Companies are proving that you can have a heart and a sense of personal style at the same time.
One such company is the Riverside Design Group in Pennsylvania. Known for innovatively shaped tabletop creations, Riverside Design Group also has some serious green cred: the company’s building is LEED-certified for energy efficiency; they use lightweight recycled shipping materials to keep their carbon footprint low; and they use recycled glass to make all of their products.
Plates with Purpose's simple designs speaks volumes. Photo Courtesy Plates with Purpose.
To take their commitment to caring one step further, Riverside Design Group created Plates with Purpose (http://plateswithpurpose.com/)—an entire line of plates that raise funds and awareness for local and national nonprofit organizations. Five different artists had their hands in creating the designs for these fabulous plates, and in turn, 12 different groups benefit by receiving 15 percent of each sale.
A preview of a few other styles available from Plates with Purpose. Photo Courtesy Plates with Purpose.
Available in a square and rectangle shapes, the plates feature images closely connected with the nonprofits they benefit. For example, the “wheat” design is for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and the “ladybug” design is for the Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. You can see a full collection of the plates, sizes available, and even purchase a few for yourself, on the Plates with Purpose site. They’re sure to be fun conversational pieces at your next get-together.
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