6 Companies that Care

Here at Design NJ, we believe that surrounding ourselves with beauty is a big part of a life well lived. We also believe that offering a boost to those in need enhances and enriches a well-lived life. So we thought we’d take some time to salute companies that do both; businesses that create beautiful products and are committed to making the world a better place. Here are a few companies that provide support and development to underserved regions and people around the world.


This classic cotton tea towel comes from a company with a mission to end generational poverty by providing economic opportunity for women.

Legesse Tea Towel. (Find it in New Jersey at Bling By Design in Avalon.)

New Moon

The company that produces this glorious floral rug is a founding member of GoodWeave, a global nonprofit organization working to end child labor and offer educational opportunities for children in India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Sunahama Indigo rug.

Spencer Devine

This bold, striped tote is stitched by artisans in India, providing them with the opportunity to earn income and gain work experience as they grow their own businesses.

Assam Market Bag. (Find it in New Jersey at Bucks County Dry Goods in Lambertville and Princeton.)


This lightweight throw is sold by an organization that addresses the exploitation of women around the world by providing careers in design and eco-friendly textile production.

Organic cotton grid throw. (Find it in New Jersey at Anthropologie.)

Cloth & Co.

I had the opportunity to meet the amazing mother/daughter team at the helm of the firm that sells these hand-beaten bowls. Recognizing the artisanal talents of women in rural villages, they created their company to empower those women by providing them with a source of sustainable income.

Decorative bowls. (Find it in New Jersey at Creative Mind Design in Closter.)

Fab Habitat

This summery blue carpet comes from a firm located in Red Bank (the town where Design NJ HQ is located). The company is committed to sustainability and socio-consciousness and has partnered with GoodWeave, to end child labor in the carpet industry.

Bliss blue carpet.