Metro Man & Metro Home

By PK Greenfield

Some holiday shoppers line-up like cattle for a cheap television, and others join the hordes at the mall just to get trampled on Black Friday, but here is a marketplace that is socially conscious, fashion-forward, and above all humane:

All merchandise on is vetted through specific criteria: products must be Eco-friendly, Community Conscious, Humanitarian and/or Ethical. They bring sexy – and social awareness – back to shopping. This online service enables you to give back to your community, help those in need, and save the planet, which is fa-la-la-la-freakin’ festive and an excellent way to truly give: when you sign-up to become a member (it’s free) Roozt provides a meal for a hungry American. The following are a few items for you’ll find on the website – one for each part of’s mission.

Skyline Socks

COMMUNITY: Give your family and friends a view of their favorite cityscapes with Skyline Socks. For every pair that you purchase, one pair of socks is donated to a person in need – in your own city.

Skyline partners with organizations like The United Way and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Give the gift of Warmth with a Purpose.

Mighty Wallets by Dynomighty

ECO-FRIENDLY: Fun, funky, and fabulous enough to be sold in The Museum of Modern Art, this stitch-less wallet is a single folded sheet of 100% recyclable Tyvek®. It is non-toxic material and printed with environment friendly ink. The wallet actually stretches to accommodate all of your cards, cash and receipts. If your area does not offer recycling, just send your wallet back to the company when it’s worn out and they will recycle it for you.

United by Blue

ECO-FRIENDLY, COMMUNITY & HUMANITARIAN: Using 100% organic cotton and canvas in their product line, United by Blue offers a wide array of interesting items: hoodies, t-shirts, jerseys, bags and jewelry. In place of plastic packaging, United by Blue uses biodegradable banana fiber paper bags.

The company has reached out to over 50 communities throughout the U.S. and organized volunteer-based cleanups within each. For every product they sell, one pound of trash is removed from the world’s oceans and waterways.

This time of year is for giving – why not give back too? Visit for more information and help bring sexy and social awareness back to holiday shopping.

Originally published December 2012
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