Impact Everything is a special store, bringing new meaning to guilt-free shopping. Every single product sold here directly contributes to one of Impact’s 35 partner programs, which deal with such hot-button issues as human-trafficking and deforestation. The two owners, Lanna Nawa and Saroj Bhandari, decided to create the store after building their own school in Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes. They wanted to continue to find a way to source funding for their non-profit while helping others do the same. They began selling pouches made with Nepalese hemp and have now expanded to become a hub for conscious shopping, making a difference for a variety of causes. Each product clearly states its beneficiary, and how you’re doing your part to help a certain population. To take it a step further, Nawa and Bhandari believe in giving their customers the chance to get involved on a personal level; they recently took 10 customers with them on a trip to Nepal to build a library. Impact also hosts weekly and monthly events, both in-store and in the community. Now you have the perfect excuse do to some good while you’re doing your shopping.
297 Thayer St., second floor