Shopping with a conscience for wild(ly) charitable fashion finds that give back.
Giving back is an important part of the sustainable fashion philosophy, and the first P in the triple-bottom-line philosophy (People, Planet, Profit). It’s one of the many ways that fashion can help contribute to a better world and you can vote with your dollars and support companies that are doing great work to help people across the globe. Charitable fashion is anything but boring, just take a look at these wilderness-inspired picks.
ASOS Africa Printed Hot Pants in Geo Print
These printed knicker shorts from the ASOS Africa collection look to traditional East African fabrics, including Kitenge and Kanga prints and hand-woven Kikoy, reworking them with a modern sporty aesthetic in a punchy acid color palette. These feature a vintage-inspired high waisted design with a contrast geometric print and neon colored trims. ASOS Africa is produced in collaboration with Soko and several small communities in Africa, enabling underprivileged communities to establish sustainable business through their local craftsmanship.
Not For Sale Limited Edition Leather Motorcycle Jacket
This limited edition leather jacket has been exclusively designed for Not For Sale, and proceeds from the line will benefit the organization’s work to combat human trafficking globally, prevent forced labor and end human trafficking. Exposed zippers toughen up this sleek two-tone leather jacket, while a classic notch lapel and epaulets lend structured details.
$599.99, Made For Good
Lemlem Mekina Roll Up Pants
Supermodel, actress and former World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Liya Kebede started Lemlem in 2007, after discovering that traditional weavers in her native Ethiopia were losing their jobs due to a decline in local demand for their goods. Through producing fashions like these casual-cool roll up pants, she inspires economic independence in her native country and helps preserve the art of weaving. Hand made in Ethiopia.
Rain Tees Tree of Life Tee
Rain Tees are ethically manufactured in the U.S. and Peru, providing stable jobs and great working conditions for those who make them. The company also donates school supplies to NGOs and schools in need across the world. This Tree of Life tee is illustrated by eleven year old Mariela of Peru. The tee displays a rain forest tree crying leaves that symbolize its tears because so many trees like this one are cut down for logging. She has also drawn fish that have died and lay floating in water polluted with oil from pipelines that leak illegally into the jungle and poison plants, animals and villages.
$36, Rain Tees
Rachel Roy Heart of Haiti Double Circle Hoops
The devastating earthquake of January 2010 has made it virtually impossible for Haitians to make a living. Proceeds from the sale of these delicately handcrafted earrings directly benefits the Croix-des-Bouquets Haitian artisans by allowing them to support their families with dignity and purpose. No two pieces are alike.
$32, Rachel Roy
Havainas and Baby Buggy Limited Edition Sandals
Flipflop company Havaianas has teamed up with Baby Buggy, a charity founded by Jessica Seinfeld, and celebrity moms like Courteney Cox, Nina Garcia, Rebecca Romijn, and Tori Spelling, to collaborate on this limited edition collection. Each pair is available in both adult and childrens sizes. 10% of sales will be donated directly to Baby Buggy to help provide families in need with essential equipment, products, clothing, and educational services for their infants and children.