Our Charitable Contribution

At Ethical State, we donate 10% of the money we make to charity –  it ensures that charity is built into the fabric of our business, rather than as an afterthought of profit. Charitable giving is an intrinsic part of our ethical business model.

We donate to three charities every quarter and our customers can choose exactly where this money goes. You don’t have to pay anything extra, making it easy to do good.

We select these charities based on what we think you need to know about. As well as the contribution from each of your purchases, we’re looking to raise the profile of the causes that deserve your attention – because we can’t solve problems we don’t know about.

Have a browse below to find out more!

September – December 2021

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. They are on a mission to increase the number and distribution of bumblebees by enhancing the understanding of bumblebee ecology and conservation, increasing the quality and quantity of their habitat, and inspiring and enabling a diverse range of people to take action for bumblebees.

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Environmental Protection UK

Environmental Protection UK provides expert policy analysis and information on air quality, land quality, and noise from environmental experts and advisors with the aim of promoting evidence-based policymaking across a wide range of issues including public health, planning, transport, energy, and climate. EPUK offers clear and critical analysis of UK Government and international policies and believes that the development of effective policy crucially depends on the experiences of those who implement it.

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Rainforest Foundation UK

Rainforest Foundation UK tackles deforestation locally and globally with the belief that the best way to protect the rainforest is through empowering indigenous peoples to defend their ancestral lands. Locally, they help forest communities to gain land rights, challenge logging companies, manage their forests, and protect their environment. Globally, they campaign to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants. RFUK promotes the establishment of community rights over rainforest lands, tackling the root of the problems related to deforestation and paving the way for local people to benefit fairly from the use and protection of forest resources.

August 2021

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Wild East

WildEast has ambitious plans to make the east of England one of the biggest, best connected, and most restored nature reserves in the world, improving lives of people and rewilding the planet. Scale is important to nature recovery and the WildEast team are planning to preserve 250,000 hectares by challenging local communities to pledge to make their spaces wilder. They could be farms, industrial estates, housing estates, schools, gardens, allotments, church yards, all coming together to create wilder, wetter, and woodier thriving habitats.

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Trees for Life

Trees for Life is working to rewild the Scottish Highlands by enabling the restoration of the globally unique Caledonian Forest which once covered much of Scotland. They create vital spaces for wildlife to thrive as well as involving the local community in their mission, creating land and habitats that work for people and the planet. Projects range from species reintroduction to landowner coalitions pledging to protect the environment, forest recovery and training future rewilding stewards.

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Llais y Goedwig

Llais y Goedwig is the voice of community woodlands in Wales, supporting the grassroot operations of local communities to create thriving and biodiverse local landscapes with public benefits. The woodlands of Wales are not only important natural habitats, but also at the heart of the Welsh culture, community, and economy. Llais y Goedwig members work so that local forests can heal, becoming healthy and biodiverse as well as meeting community needs in materials, resources, skills, and employment, all whilst connecting people to the natural world.

July 2021

Sea Changers

Sea-Changers supports UK marine charities and non-profits for conservation and research projects raising funds for anything from species conservation and citizen science projects to beach cleans and public awareness campaigns.

Run entirely by volunteers, Sea-Changers has proven that small sums of money distributed around the UK’s seas and shores can catalyse new ideas, seed practical action and reach new audiences. They work with businesses and individuals to raise funds to give grants to UK marine charities and non-profits for conservation and research projects – anything from species conservation and citizen science projects to beach cleans and public awareness campaigns.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue

British Divers Marine Life Rescue provide emergency assistance to aquatic animals around the UK, co-ordinating the rescue of all types of marine life, from seals, whales and dolphins to turtles and the odd otter.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue provide emergency assistance to aquatic animals around the UK, co-ordinating the rescue of all types of marine life, from seals, whales and dolphins to turtles and the odd otter. Working in both seawater and freshwater, they train over 1000 volunteer Marine Mammal Medics a year on how to provide medical assistance to the UK’s wonderful array of aquatic life, responding to every major disaster as well as call-outs from the public.

Kids Against Plastic

Kids Against Plastic is a charity founded by kids, for kids. Through action and education, they’re taking on plastic waste in our oceans and raising the next generation of mindful environment lovers.

Kids Against Plastic is a charity founded by kids, for kids. Through action and education, they’re taking on plastic waste in our oceans and raising the next generation of mindful environment lovers. With single-use plastic bottles in their sights, they’ve picked up over 90,000 pieces of litter, united a team of incredible kids around the UK, and made over a thousand schools, cafes, and businesses Plastic Clever.

June 2021

Tree Aid

Tree Aid works closely with the rural communities in West Africa and Ethiopia who are facing a daily struggle to make ends meet under the threat of desertification and drought. They work to protect and restore forests so as to slow down the effects of climate change and secure a live-able landscape for the millions of people who depend on forests. Trees mean clean air, water, shade and life for many across the African continent, as well as reinvigorating the Earth with nutrients that combat desertification. 

Climate & Migration Coalition

The climate crisis will spark a displacement and migration crisis like none we have ever seen before, and everyone has the right to flee disaster safely and legally. The Climate & Migration Coalition fights for humane and empowering policies that will protect people who are displaced by the impacts of climate change. Their goal is to ensure a people-centred policy response at the national and international level by building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their capacity for survival through migration. They also fight to ensure adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and across borders as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters. 

Visit their websites and donate to help make the world a better place.

May 2021

Wilderness Foundation

Wilderness Foundation offers nature-based outreach programmes and nature therapy. Programmes develop future sustainability leaders, build resilience in vulnerable teenagers with challenging lives and mental health issues, introduce rural employment to urban youth, and bring curriculum-based sciences to life in the outdoors. ‘Switch off technology and switch on reality’.

Seaful

Seaful was founded in response to an appreciation that we need to reach outside of our current environmental echo chambers in order to engage more people in the conversations around our planet’s health. They facilitate in-person experiences, create educational and inspiring films with the Vitamin Sea project and empower people to become ocean advocates. 

LEAF

LEAF works to inspire and enable more circular approaches to farming and food systems in the UK through integrated, regenerative and vibrant nature-based solutions, that deliver productivity and prosperity among farmers, enriches the environment and positively engages young people and wider society. 

Visit their websites and donate to help make the world a better place.

April 2021

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Buglife

Invertebrates are essential to life on a healthy planet, and Buglife is the only organisation in Europe devoted to the conservation of them all. They’re actively working to save Britain’s rarest little animals; everything from bees to beetles, worms to woodlice and jumping spiders to jellyfish. (Read more)

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The Mammal Society

The U.K. is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world, and our native animals suffer because of it. The Mammal Society works to provide a better world for Britain’s wildlife through research, conservation, education, and restoration.

Froglife

Froglife is a national wildlife charity dedicated to the conservation of the U.K.’s native reptile and amphibian species. Central to their ethos is helping as many people as possible to take action to conserve the UK’s natural environments, with a particular emphasis on encouraging diversity in the sector. (Read more)

Visit their websites and donate to help make the world a better place.