Products with Purpose: Make a difference when you purchase these local goods

Meet needs across the city—and around the globe—with these handmade and hot items
High Museum

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Glasses Case
The High Museum of Art has created custom merchandise for Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors exhibit, one of the fall’s hottest arts tickets. This glasses case uses a galaxy of colors to evoke the kaleidoscopic nature of a mirrored, LED-lit room in the exhibit, which begins November 18. Shop purchases benefit the museum’s educational and community programs. 1280 Peachtree Street, (404) 733-4400, high.org, $20

Marc Skid

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Eco-Friendly Underwear
Make a change in the world by changing your underwear. Brookhaven-based brand Marc Skid crafts briefs, bikinis, and hipsters from organic pima cotton and waistbands made from recycled water bottles. For every pair of underwear purchased, the company donates $4 to one of nine consumer-selected four-star charities. marcskid.com, $20-$29

Sweetwater

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Fish Beer Cans
Collect these special stackable cans featuring artwork of different parts of a rainbow trout to build a complete picture. For every photo of a fully stacked “fish can” tagged #fishforafish, Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Co. will stock streams with healthy fish species, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
sweetwaterbrew.com/fishforafish, cost varies (available at grocery and package stores)

Georgia Aquarium

Photograph by Gregory Miller

California Sea Lion Adopt Kit
This kit’s plush sea lion gives more than cuddles. Proceeds from the purchase helps support research and conversation efforts for the California sea lion. In addition to the 12-inch stuffed sea lion, the kit contains an adoption certificate, information about the species, and a postcard in a bucket featuring the Georgia Aquarium logo. 225 Baker Street, (404) 581-4050, giftshop.georgiaaquarium.org

Hugh Acheson

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Chef Doodles
Chef Hugh Acheson is known not only for his culinary creations, but for his food-based artwork. His doodles feature down-home foods like eggs and bacon, as well as household and farm subjects. The limited drawings are printed on archival paper, and proceeds benefit Acheson’s Seed Life Skills curriculum dedicated to empowering youth to be stewards of food and financial resources. hughacheson.com, $20

Sweet Sol

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Hot Sauce
A dash of hot sauce can make a big difference for former imprisoned youths. SweetSol, made with Gangstas to Growers founder Abiodun Henderson’s recipe, is available at the Atlanta History Center in conjunction with its Barbecue Nation exhibit. Proceeds support the Atlanta nonprofit’s training program and Georgia farmers, who are its co-op co-owners. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, (404) 814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com, $10

Georgia Organics

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Organic Coffee
What’s better than a good cup of coffee? Perhaps, a cup of coffee that also does good for others. Georgia Organics, which works to increase the number of organic farmers and connect children to locally grown food, has partnered with roaster Cafe Campesino to create the Georgia Organics Special Blend. Ten percent of the proceeds from each purchase helps the Atlanta-based nonprofit inspire the good food movement.
cafecampesino.com/georgia-organics-special-blend-medium-roast-coffee, $12.95-$62.25

Swazi

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Word Bracelets
Each SwaziMud Word Bracelet by Roswell-based Heart for Africa’s artisans features a pewter tag hand-stamped with empowering words like Hope and Try. The faith-based humanitarian organization trains and employs people in Swaziland to create handmade goods, and bracelet sales help fund Project Canaan, a sustainable farm and children’s home in the small south African nation. heartforafrica.myshopify.com, $28

Botanical Gardens

Photograph by Gregory Miller

Earth Goddess Puzzle
Working through this puzzle gives your brain a workout with a beautiful result. The 1,000-piece puzzle depicts the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s renowned 25-foot-tall living sculpture, the Earth Goddess. Composed of 18,000 annuals, the piece is a beloved icon in the 30-acre garden’s permanent collection. Proceeds support the garden’s collections and exhibits. 1345 Piedmont Avenue, (404) 591-1564, atlantabg.org, $28.95

Advertisement