This Online Marketplace Features Handmade Products, with All Profits Going to the Makers and Charities

published Mar 31, 2021
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There are tons of benefits to buying from artisans, designers, creators, and makers online, with the main two being the opportunity to support small businesses and the chance to score unique artisanal handmade or handcrafted products you won’t find elsewhere. One recently launched online marketplace is adding another huge benefit to shopping its wares, donating 100 percent of profits from sales on the site to charity — making your online buys a force for positive change in the world.

Launched in 2020, goimagine is the first-ever online marketplace that gives all fees to organizations working towards social good. So with every purchase you make, the seller/creator receives the money, and all intermediary fees go directly to the organization that goimagine is working with.

Goimagine’s first charity partner is Horizons for Homeless Children, an organization that works with young children impacted by housing insecurity, providing early education programs, play spaces, and family support services in Massachusetts. They plan to support more charities throughout the country as the marketplace grows.

In a statement, founder Jon Lincoln shared, “The concept of goimagine is a simple one. As the online economy continues to grow, there’s an opportunity to harness that economic power to direct funds to worthy charities. Our hope is to prove that an online marketplace can be successful while focusing on social responsibility with our profits. This is what the caring economy is all about.”

Thousands of makers and consumers from around the country have already begun selling their products on goimagine. From handmade clothing and jewelry to bath and beauty products, to home and living goods, art and collectibles, and toys and games, it’s a one-stop shop for just about anyone you might be shopping for.

Check out a set of four hand-dyed indigo shibori cloth napkins ($32) or an ocean-inspired resin charcuterie board ($89.95) that can double as a gorgeous wall decoration when it’s not in use, you can browse the vast offerings available or work with the sellers on something custom to create handmade items you’ll love for years to come.

Knowing that both small businesses and organizations working to support those in need will benefit from your order is merely the cherry on top here.