But I figure at least I can get into the spirit by finding gifts worth giving, to make the art of holiday shopping something that can be good for the world.
So here’s Maisha’s first pick for this year’s “Good for the World” holiday shopping: LGBabyT.
LGBabyT sells queer-friendly and gender neutral baby clothes (and some for adults too!), perfect for any progressive-minded parent who would love to dress their baby in something like an “I (heart) Harvey Milk” onesie. More reasons to love LGBabyT:
- Their mission statement is “let babies be babies,” so that rather than using babies to push an identity or agenda forward, they have shirts with phrases like “When I grow up I want to be” and “I’m not flirting, I’m a baby.”
- Sustainability. According to their website: “We offer organic and recycled options and plan to one day work with solely recycled materials. We use Environmentally friendly products, water-based inks, energy conserving lights and try to find multiple uses for every scrap of paper or fabric we come across.”
- They’re doing good for the world, sending positive messages such as “Don’t raise bullies” on t-shirts are also available for adults. This message is especially relevant after the media coverage of the gay teen suicides this year. Also, LGBabyT donates 30% of its profits to organizations that support LGBT youth, education, and social equality for marginalized groups.
- They began with art, and an idea, and now they’re making the difference. I happen to personally know one of the women behind LGBabyT, and she’s fabulous, which is reason enough to support her, but she’s also inspirational, in the way that she’s taken a screen-printing hobby and turned it into something creative, sustainable and good for the world. Simply put, a world where kids wear these clothes makes for a better future.