August shop to support spotlight: Great ways to benefit the Boundary Waters, from coffee to apparel

Aug 23, 2022
Ethan Brown
A small strip of birch bark rests on top of the fronds of a fern

Our Shop to Support program allows businesses to pledge a portion of their proceeds from an individual item or entire inventory toward protecting the Boundary Waters. It’s the perfect way to support our efforts and small businesses at the same time.

In recent months, we’ve made some great new partners and continued to expand with other established business allies.

Northern Waters Smokehaus

Proceeds given back: $10 from each purchase of a Boundary Waters box SHOP

If you’re like much of our staff, you can’t make a trip to Duluth without stopping at Northern Waters Smokehaus. Now, you can bring some of their signature meats on your Boundary Waters trip, all while supporting our fight for Wilderness protections. Each Boundary Waters box includes a stick of Northern Waters’ dry-cured salumi, a branded cutting board, a stainless steel folding knife, and two iron-on Save the Boundary Waters patches. 

Idyllwild Coffee

Proceeds given back: 10% from each bag of Boundary Waters Light Roast through Sept. 2022 SHOP

The Boundary Waters contains some of the country’s cleanest waters, so needless to say it makes a great cup of coffee! Idyllwild Coffee, a Georgia-based roastery, has partnered with Save the Boundary Waters to release their Boundary Waters light roast. Available in whole bean and ground, buying a bag before the end of September makes certain you’ll support our movement while enjoying great coffee.

Sucky Straws

Proceeds given back: 2% of all sales SHOP

If you’ve been looking to make the switch to more eco-friendly, reusable straws while you’re on-the-go, look no further than Sucky Straws. Their stainless steel and silicone straws will help you avoid single-use plastic and the mid-sip struggle that can accompany paper straws. Owned by a Minnesota family with longtime ties to the Boundary Waters, 2% of any purchase you make will support the Campaign!

Superior Shop

Proceeds given back: 50% of profits from t-shirt sales SHOP

Located in Huchinson, Minnesota, Superior Shop sells a number of great Boundary Waters and Lake Superior-themed apparel and accessories. Their Boundary Waters long-sleeve shirt comes in three colors and each sale directly benefits the Campaign, but don’t forget to check out other merch like their awesome pins!

Storm Creek

Proceeds given back: $20 from each Save the Boundary Waters-branded item SHOP

Summer may be on its way out, but bugs and heat tend to stick around into the shoulder season. This makes a protective shirt a must-have for any outdoor enthusiast. Storm Creek's Save the Boundary Waters collection of recycled-material shirts will keep you protected, whether you're in the Boundary Waters or on a morning run. Each purchase aids the fight for permanent Boundary Waters protections, so grab a shirt for your next adventure!