It’s not often we hear the fashion industry touted for its philanthropic initiatives, but there does exist a pool of designers who participate in humanitarian and sustainable work—some of whom even put charity at the forefront of their businesses. And doesn’t everyone enjoy a good cause, particularly one that doesn’t involve a time-consuming campaign or wallet-draining donation? In fact, giving can be as easy as hitting “Add to cart” and “Check out,” which is already mindless behavior for most of us. Here, brands that prove you don’t have to leave your couch to know that fashion does give back.
The brand will donate all proceeds from the limited-edition Kerry bags to the Allstate Foundation Purple Purse for domestic violence victims and survivors, a nonprofit of which actress Kerry Washington is an ambassador.
Babes Unite Tee
With each purchase of the Babes Unite T-shirt, available at Saks Fifth Avenue and FWRD, 20% of proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood. Olivia Wilde and Chelsea Handler have shown their support.
Blueberry Canvas Tassel Women’s Espadrille
This collaboration brings attention to each brand’s causes: Toms gives a pair of shoes to a child in need, while & Other Stories will dedicate one month’s worth of English-language classes for young women in India, through Magic Bus’s Women’s Scholar Fund.
Biltmore Denim Ivory Natural
Using already shed python skin, the designer donates part of the sales of her leather goods to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida to protect the state’s native animals and plants.
The famed designer collaborated with Taller Maya through which 10% of proceeds from the purchase of this handbag funds workshops and employment for female workers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Rainbow Jumpsuit in Velvet
Each quarter, the California-based line chooses a new organization to which they'll donate 10% of their online sales. Right now, it's the American Civil Liberties Union.
Nasty Lariat Necklace
Tadesse Bucket Bag in Pewter
The Nashville-based brand’s leather goods are made in Ethiopia by women who have not only overcome prostitution, homelessness, addiction and lack of opportunity, but also now work to earn a living instead of remaining dependent on charity.
Establishing its Prints with Purpose program, the brand collaborated with the Rainforest Alliance through a capsule collection of five styles and a donation of $65,000 toward the nonprofit’s mission of conservation and sustainable living.
Accompany Block Printed Cosmetics Bag in Orange
In its collaboration with ethical online brand Accompany, the mega-retailer created more than 40 unique pieces that benefit those in India, Kenya, Guatemala, Ecuador, Turkey and our very own United States.