Fashion and Beauty Brands that Give Back

Fashion and Beauty Brands that Give Back

Whether you’re interested in fashion or beauty, it’s so important to support brands that give back. Whether their proceeds go to charities or they give back to their communities or their products are environmentally friendly, supporting brands that give back means that you are helping to make a difference. There are so many brands that give back.

  1. WildFang. Wild Fang is a women’s clothing brand that supports the “She Should Run” campaign which is an organization focusing on helping more women run in congress since it’s highly polluted by men. The founder of the brand, Emma McIlroy, never intended for the brand to be political but she thought it was important to speak up about causes. She believes in having conversations with our girls and that access to healthcare is more important than selling a pair of jeans. Supporting WildFang means that you are helping them to donate and contribute to society. They have contributed over $75,000 to causes supporting marginalized communities and improving the lives of their consumers and their communities. Other causes include ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, the Tegan and Sara Foundation, Q Center, Girls Inc., and the Malala Fund. So when you choose to shop at WildFang, you are essentially helping these organizations and to help speak up for women.

  2. Noonday Collection. They are a small jewelry company that sells fair trade jewelry and accessories like belts and purses. This brand gives back by supporting more than 1,000 artisans worldwide. They partner with artisan businesses through fair trade and emper them to grow sustainably and to create dignified jobs for people who need them. But they also do more than that. They celebrate and support adoption and family preservation. Noonday gives 10% of their sales to Adoption Trunk Shows because they want to help adoptive families bring their children home. They provide interest-free loans, scholarship programs, emergency assistance and more. To this date, they have 31 artisan business partners, 4,500 artisans directly impacted, 20,4000 family members indirectly impacted, 1,800 ambassadors, and 3,500 adoptive families supported.

  3. Philosophy. Philosophy is a skincare brand that strives to support community-based mental health efforts. 1% of sales go to funding community-based efforts all over the world through the Hope and Grace Initiative. This initiative represents Philosophy’s unending commitment to support mental health and wellbeing. They care about making sure there are resources for those who are struggling with mental health issues. Every product that is sold is helping Philosophy to support community-based mental health efforts with financial grants focused on empowering women through the prevention and treatment of related issues. They are all about addressing mental health issues and bring resources, hope and grace to all.

  4. TOMS Shoes. When you purchasing from TOMS, you are helping to improve the health, education, and well-being of a child. TOMS gives back by giving shoes to kids, toddlers and teens and are made for school and play. They give the gift of sight. TOMS Eyewear helps to restore sight to an individual through sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment. They give the gift of water by supporting water systems in seven countries with their TOMS Roasting Company. They also give the gift of safe birth through TOMS Bags purchases. These purchases provide training for skilled birth attendants and the vital materials needed to help a woman safely give birth. And finally, they give the gift of kindness. Purchases from their TOMS High Road Backpack Collection will help provide the training of school staff and crisis counselors to help prevent and respond to instances of bullying. In general, making a purchase from TOMS helps out communities in the long run. They have partnered and worked with more than 100 giving partners to deliver TOMS shoes, sight, water, safe births and bullying prevention to people in need.

  5. Lush. Lush is a beauty and skincare brand that also gives back. They are all about giving back to charities and is the heart of their business. Lush believes that it is their responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need. They give back to organizations locally and around the world. They’re able to give back through their Charity Pot program, Sustainable Lush Fund, FunD and their people. They've partnered with numerous people to make change in the areas of animal welfare, human rights and environmental conservation.  They also use their platform to give others a voice and to use it as a way to promote what they care about, what causes they stand for, human rights, etc. Their Charity Pot specifically supports small, grassroots organizations in North America and around the world. It caters to working on the root causes of issues and creating long-term sustainable change.

  6. Headbands of Hope. This specific brand helps helps with cancer. They are a fashion brand that gives back with each headband that is purchased. They believe that headbands restore confidence in kids during cancer treatment so when you purchase a headband from them, a headband is donated to a child with cancer. They also have a program where kids can design their own headbands as well. The kids can choose the color, the design, patterns and customzie it to their liking. Not only do they give a headband to kids with cancer, but they also donate 10% of sales to organizations for helping and funding those with cancer. They also have a credit card processing fee where half the card processing goes to the ST. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research.

Whether you want to support brands who help kids with cancer or brands that help the environment or brands that help women’s rights, it’s important to support brands in general who give back. Giving back is a great way to help your community, the environment and the people around you. So when you purchase from brands who give back to these causes and organizations, you are making a difference in the world and their lives.

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