Socially Conscious Finds

From philanthropic vodka to ecofriendly fine jewelry, these nine covetable treasures make the world a better place to shop.

Courtesy of SYOU
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Sneakers by SYOU

Buying local may be one of the easiest ways that shoppers can support a community’s economy and creative community on the grassroots level. SYOU—a new line of unisex sneakers founded in Colombia seeks to foster creative talent while promoting site-specific economic growth. Every season, SYOU (which stands for “I See You”) will travel to a new part of the world to collaborate with local artists to create sneaker designs using locally sourced materials. The inaugural collection launches this month with works by Colombian artists, including our favorites (above) by illustrator Santiago Oliveros ($129). From $120; syou.com.