Here at B.T.A.C. we're all about combing our flair for fashion with our love for charity. We admire many fashion companies with a similar mission, to support a charitable cause through their products. We applaud their efforts to raise awareness and support the plight of those in need. Here are our top ethically-conscious brands.
This organic shoe retailer is probably the most well-known charitable fashion icon. Their "One for One" program donates a pair of TOMS to a child in need every time a customer purchases a pair of their slip-ons. Their shoes help needy children prevent disease, allow them to attend school and build their confidence. Children in over 50 countries in the world benefit from TOMS' mission.
Created by Lauren Bush Lauren, the proceeds from FEED accessories go to several different aid-based organizations, especially those fighting hunger worldwide. For a more in-depth look, check out our article here.
A percentage of each sale is donated towards educational and health initiatives. Many of their products are made out of organic materials. Some examples: For every purchase of its bamboo sunglasses, Kayu donates $20 to fund a sight-restoring surgery in a developing country. For every straw or shell handbag sale, Kayu donates $15 to purchase a backpack and school supplies for a child in need.
Out of Print
Out of Print spreads their love for literary art by transferring book covers onto t-shirts. In addition to spreading the joy of reading through their tees, for each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner Books For Africa.
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Their Charity by Design collective allows you to choose from various causes like StandUp2Cancer and the National Autism Association. These stylish bangles look great when combined so you can proudly display your favorites charities at once. Ethically conscious and chic.
Be on the lookout for individual items at many of your favorite stores as well! Retailers often team up with charities and make just a few products whose proceeds benefit charitable causes.