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2023 Impact-Driven Gift Guide Press Release



2023 Impact-Driven Gift Guide Features 70+ Unique Products from Brands Dedicated to Making Positive Change 

San Diego, CA, Nov. 7, 2023 Brand Pollinators, a company that facilitates impactful brand collaborations, along with Modern Species, an impact-driven brand design agency, today launched the 2023 Impact-Driven Gift Guide. This colorful, beautifully designed and easy-to-navigate online guide features over 70 unique, curated products from small businesses that are dedicated to making a positive social and environmental impact. Discounts are available on select products throughout the guide.  

All products have one or more certifications demonstrating their value and verifying the integrity of their claims. Certifications include 1% for the Planet, B Corp, Climate Neutral, Fair Trade, Naturally Network (Minority Owned Fellowship), Regenerative Organic, Plastic Neutral, Upcycled, and Women-Owned. Each product is marked with its respective certifications, and the guide also includes a section that describes how each certification makes an impact. 

“Gift-giving is a way to show appreciation for friends and family, but it’s also an opportunity to support the systems and communities behind the products,” said Kate Fosson, founder of Brand Pollinators. “There are so many companies out there creating quality products in really thoughtful ways – incorporating healthy ingredients, using ethical work practices, and reducing waste at every stage  – why not purchase from those companies when selecting a gift? That’s why we created this guide, to shine a light on these impactful brands and help people shop with intention.” 

Most giving categories have eight products listed. Categories include: “Foodies,” “Close Friends”, “Hosts,” “Kids,” “Outdoorsy Folks,” “Pets,” “Travelers,” “Community Connections,” and “Makers.”

“We’ve organized our Guide in a way that should make gift-buying enjoyable, helping the gift-giver feel empowered by their choices and inspired by the gifts they’re purchasing,” said Gage Mitchell, founder of Modern Species. “It’s really exciting to see so many companies coming together to help promote more conscious gift-giving by elevating the brands and certifications that are out here driving positive change.”

About Brand Pollinators 

Brand Pollinators was founded by Kate Fosson, business mentor, writer, speaker, and avid connection-maker. The company discovers high-potential impact brands and facilitates collaboration opportunities, resource sharing, and knowledge exchange to accelerate positive change.

Modern Species

Modern Species was founded in 2009 by Gage Mitchell on the premise that designers of brands, products, movements, and cultures have an obligation to use their powers of influence for good. Today Modern Species remains true to its mission: to help design a better world that is more just, regenerative, and healthy. The company is B Corp Certified, a 1% for the Planet member, and certified Carbon Neutral.


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