Our gifts are curated to meet specific standards of production and quality and fall in one of the following pillars: Environmental, Social, Cultural. In short, we have a no junk policy. You can feel great about every gift you buy on Emblem.
Brand partners that fall under the small business category to include self-employed creators, entrepreneurs, small businesses, local businesses and startups. These partners are creating jobs, supporting local communities, and driving innovation.
Brand partners that are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty, and create benefit to the whole of society and hold a balance between economic growth and the welfare of society and the environment. Among others, this includes fair trade, locally made, ethical business practices and corporate responsibility initiatives.
Brand partners owned by a member of a minority - a group whose members are of a different ethnicity, or have a different culture or religion to that of most other people in that country. These partners are driving societal equity and inspiring future generations.
Brand partners with products, services and experiences that help people learn something new, enrich their lives, open their minds, or are transformational in some way for the recipient.
Brand partners with products, services, and experiences that build connection between the gift-giver and the recipient or that builds connection for the recipient to others or their community.
Brand partners that are aware of the impact they have on the environment and make consistent efforts to create and manufacture at a low-impact. Among others, this includes businesses that are registered as B-Corps, have an FSC certification, offset their carbon emissions, and contribute to circular economies.
Brand partners with products that exclude all forms of exploitation of cruelty to animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. These partners, by extension, promote the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment.
Brand partners with products free from synthetic chemicals that are harmful to the environment and humans. This includes products that are organic, non-toxic, plant-based, hypoallergenic, and made from natural ingredients.
Brand partners that create high-quality, long-lasting products which slow the consumer life-cycle. This also includes brands that offer repairs to their products, sell vintage or pre-used items, and create treasured items like art, to be enjoyed over a lifetime or longer.