Socially Responsible Products

Macy’s, Inc. has a number of exclusive merchandising initiatives involving products with a focus on social responsibility. These are three ongoing product programs available at Macy’s and one new Bloomingdale’s program.

Macy’s Path to Peace – Path to Peace merchandise, part of Macy’s “gifts that give hope” initiative, includes woven baskets and bowls handmade by Rwandan women who have survived civil war and genocide. The fair trade program supports economic stability and has changed the lives of individual weavers and entire communities through the public health initiatives and HIV/AIDS care it supports. In 2015, Macy’s celebrated 10 years of its Rwanda Path to Peace initiative with a collection of commemorative bowl designs to honor the longstanding partnership. The products are available on macys.com and in select Macy’s stores; find details at macys.com/rwanda.

Macy’s Heart of Haiti – Heart of Haiti decorative pieces (such as textiles, metalwork and housewares) are a collection of fair trade masterpieces created by artisans impacted by the 2010 earthquake. Steady income helps to provide better nutrition, improved education and access to health care. Heart of Haiti also offers new opportunities for artists to collaborate with U.S. designers, strengthening artisan associations and inspiring and energizing their communities. The products are available on macys.com and in select Macy’s stores as part of Macy’s “gifts that give hope” initiative. More information is available at macys.com/haiti.

Macy’s GoodWeave® Certified Rugs – Macy’s collection of GoodWeave certified rugs are handmade by skilled artisans in Nepal and India. Macy’s began offering GoodWeave certified rugs in 2011; the certified collection is carried in Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com. GoodWeave is an international organization that works to ensure rugs made by hand in Nepal and India are free of child labor. By buying a beautiful handcrafted rug at Macy’s with the GoodWeave label, shoppers are helping to support families and build sustainable communities in nations where poverty is widespread. More information about GoodWeave is available at goodweave.org.

Bloomingdale’s Sustainable & Mindful Shop – In 2017, bloomingdales.com introduced the Sustainable & Mindful Shop, a curated assortment of merchandise with recycled, charitable or sustainable attributes. Customers are able to shop products from dozens of vendors such as TOMS shoes, Eileen Fisher apparel, and S’Well water bottles.