Maria Running Fisher Jones was born on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Northwestern Montana. The people in her local community suffered with poverty, and her mother moved them to another town in order to give them better opportunities. As an adult, Maria founded TPMOCS, a company where she makes and sells traditional baby moccasins.
For every sale of moccasins, Maria gives back a portion of that to help the people struggling with poverty in her community at the Blackfeet reservation. The company has teams in California, Washington, and Montana making sure that the people of those communities are having their basic needs met. While these may be pricey for baby shoes, I personally want to buy these for all of my future kids. So many companies make knockoff versions of shoes like this, which is a form of cultural appropriation. When you buy these, you know the money is going directly to the tribe.