From small shops that are the heart of our communities to big businesses that keep it local, here’s some ways to help support some of the places impacted by California’s recent wildfires from NorCal to SoCal.
• In Chico, Kleen Kanteen makes stainless steel water bottles and straws that are also stylish enough for work and travel.
• ChicoBag creates a line of reusable bags for shopping, travel and everyday toting.
• Amy Waltz Designs hand-crafts jewelry with hidden personalized messages.
• Patagonia, based in Ventura, is known for its passion and commitment to the environment and social responsibility as well as their beloved outdoor clothing.
• Ivory + Mason donated 1,500+ pairs of socks to fire victims and evacuees. Their mission is to use eye-catching design and high-quality fabrics to bring a smile to those who wear their socks.
Drink and Eat Local
• Dozens of Sonoma County breweries are releasing one of their signature beers under the Sonoma Pride label and devoting all the proceeds to recovery from the 2017 wildfire in the area.
• Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico is teaming up with breweries around the country to make Resilience Butte County Proud IPA, a fundraiser beer for Camp Fire relief.
• Malibu Family Wines has a dynamic Wine Club where it’s completely DIY. Fun fact: the 1,000-acre estate has been a recognizable backdrop for over 100 movies and TV shows.
• Shannon Ridge wines grow grapes and makes wine in Lower Lake, CA.
• Sunland Vintage in Thousand Oaks is family-owned and produces unique varietals such as Nebbiolo and Montepulciano. Their tasting room and wine club are top draws.
• Neptune’s Net is a beloved Malibu institution bringing locals and visitors alike to their al fresco seafood spot by the beach.
• O’Meara Bros. was founded by—surprise—brothers, who wanted to pay homage to Lake County by naming their brews after local landmarks. Pick up a growler or two of their aptly named Elk Mountain IPA.
It’s a long road to recovery and we hope that by supporting these businesses, we can continue to do our part to revitalize their local economy. Thank you to all the heroes and first responders!