GIFt Partnership with Manhattan Beach's Roundhouse Aquarium
Giving It Forward Together (GIFt) is an important value with us as we strive to build a higher level of conscious capitalism and #LeadWithGratitude. We believe in the 3Ps of "doing well by doing better" - People, Planet and Profits. And we know that organizational development around social responsibility is a journey, a continuous process of self-improvement with an eye on building a culture that drives greater impact in and on the world around us. As our starting point, AlikiDesigns is committed to:
- transparency and accountability: our GIFt program is calculated on the price you pay, not on the proceeds of any given transaction (which are customarily undisclosed to consumers). As an AlikiDesigns customer, we want you want to know exactly how many dollars are being given to our worthy partnership endeavors. We want you to feel like you are a partner on the front-end... and the back-end! Strategically, we make business decisions that keep overhead low. Much of what we do is just-in-time, and we are picky with our business/retail partners.
- the environment: we strive to minimize waste and excessive packaging. Yes, the extra big box -with all the stuffing, wrapping, bows, bells and whistles- does look nice. We agree. But is it worth the cost to the environment when too often all that packaging ends up in the trash and in a landfill? Not to mention, you pay for all that packaging in the price of the product. Our packaging is simple: One card with the essence/meaning/intention of the design, which we hope you keep as a reminder of what you put out in the world; and a small and reusable organza baggie.
- people & society: as we build our staff, we are striving to honor equality, diversity of thought, and merit-based growth, period.
And as for our partnerships, well, we think they are awesome - impactful, thoughtful, hardworking, efficient and making a difference - right here, right now. We strive to carry three partnerships at a time. Why three? Three is a lucky number. Also, we believe in the power of adding up 1 + 1 = 3. Yes, there is exponential gain when we collaborate to make a difference! We give a percentage of the price you pay for our designs; we do not take any administration fee or percentage share. 100% of the calculated amount goes to our partnerships.
Manhattan Beach's Roundhouse Aquarium and Teaching Station
12% GIFt on retail sales of products in the Aliki Surf collection.
One of the central features in Manhattan Beach, this iconic aquarium was recently renovated, and is one of the finest places for kids and adults to learn about the ocean. With viewing and touch tanks, the Roundhouse runs several educational programs on-site, and partners with schools to bring children to the beach for field trips. For some students this might be the first time visiting the beach. They also love to take their sea creatures for field trips to schools. The Roundhouse prides itself on increasing education about the impact we all have on the ocean, which in turns affects our day-to-day environment. Each GIFt goes toward a starfish’s field trip expenses to visit a school.
Note: All of our GIFts are processed at year end. (Also note: not in fine print.)