It’s too hot to work, so let’s procrastinate by oohing and aahing over some neat things from Design With Benefits, an online boutique that offers sleek and cool items with a story.

DWB is one of many start-ups offering more than just material and country of origin. You also learn about the maker, where the materials come from, who and what the product is benefiting, and the motivation behind the product. You can even shop by benefit, and filter products by environment, recycling, poverty, education, equity and animals.

I went through and picked out my favorite things. While I will pass on the disembodied Barbie jewelry, these choices would make an awesome gift or addition to your own thoughtfully-decorated abode.

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