While it’s useful and very cute, there’s a lot more to this rainbow-colored, heart-printed tote. Funds from the sale of this bag go to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) whose work has always been important, but perhaps is now more so than ever. Show your favorite people you care about them—and about the rights of others—with this canvas tote. (Of course, we also recommend setting up a monthly donation to the ACLU if you’re in a position to do so.)
1973 was the year in which the Supreme Court case Roe vs Wade culminated in abortion being deemed a fundamental right under the United States Constitution. In a majority vote, laws were changed and, in turn, so were lives across the country. Of course we encourage readers to donate money to their preferred charities and organizations, but if you want to wear your heart on your sleeve—or chest—30% of profits from the sale of this unisex T-shirt go to the National Institute for Reproductive Health.
Those of us who were following along with the rogue social media managers from several national parks this week might be looking for ways to support them. One easy option is buying this deck of playing cards, as 100% of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation. Each card is illustrated by one of 40 artists from all over the world and has a wholesome, retro vibe.
More than a regular bag to tote your goods around (though it will do that), this bag from Power & Light Press donates all proceeds to Planned Parenthood. Listing all the services that PP offers—perhaps for those who believe it exists purely to provide abortions—the bag is simply printed with various essentials like pap smears, counseling and more.
Requiring no battery, this SmileSolar mini watch is powered by the sun and operates for more than three months after a full charge. Available in countless colorways, this watch is more than a functional accessory—Q&Q donates a portion of profits to Table For Two, which is an organization that delivers school meals to children in need in Africa and Asia.
Not only a beautifully scented candle housed in a sophisticated holder, Starling’s products directly benefit developing communities. Founded just last year, the company has already raised $100k and donated it to organizations including UNICEF in order to provide solar energy for people in Chad. The candles are hand-poured in Brooklyn, but their reach is much further.
Penh Lenh—an organization that empowers marginalized and at-risk women in Cambodia through education and vocational training—handcrafts oftentimes dainty but statement-making beaded jewelry. For something a little different than the rest of their collection, these tassel earrings (made from gold-plated hardware and black agate) are a little festive and 100% of the profits are invested back into the organization.
Made form buttery leather this cinch backpack is more than one bag—it’s reversible. Depending on your look for the day, it can be worn on either the black or mauve side. Better yet, it’s part of State’s #GiveBackPack program, which means for every bag sold, the ream at State hand-delivers another backpack full of pencils, notebooks, socks—you name it—to an American child in need.
J. Hannah’s minimal, sophisticated Demi signet ring is available in 14k gold or sterling silver—and it’s a covetable piece of jewelry, being solid and not hollowed in the back. The 5mm x 5mm face can be engraved with any letter chosen, or left blank. Also, 10% of profits is donated to Design for Progress—an organization that supports and protects groups and issues in need of post-election help.
Straight (or perhaps, directly) to the point, this unisex top is a collaboration between Otherwild and Herstory and is inspired by a tank worn by a participant in Gay Pride Day, NYC back in 1982. The rest of the collection includes a sweet Gay Power denim cap and Dyke enamel pins. Additionally, 10% of all proceeds are donated to the Lesbian Herstory Archives.
From one of our favorite NYC brands, 100% fair-trade accessories maker Slow Factory, the “We Are Home” collection uses NASA satellite images to create beautifully patterned silk scarves. From cloud vortices near the South Pacific’s Heard Island to the Outer Aleutian Islands to dusty deserts, the scarves are fascinating and pretty. Plus, money from the scarf and tie sales support an education initiative, which benefits Syrian refugees thanks to American Near East Refugee Aid (aka ANERA) and UNICEF. Slow Factory’s founder, Celine Semaan Vernon, is a refugee herself, so the initiative is especially close to her heart—therefore donating $10 from each sale was a no-brainer.
A joint venture between Kiehl’s and Brooklyn-based art collective FAILE (aka Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller), this collection of luxe skincare products sees 100% of net profits going toward non-profit Feeding America. The set includes Daily Reviving Concentrate, limited edition Ultra Facial Cream, limited edition Creme de Corps, and a limited edition FAILE sticker; the total value of each set sold translates to 415 meals for those in need through the charity. Yes, it’s a beautifully designed kit of lavish items, but the charitable element remains undeniably important.
Made in Cloquet, Minnesota, Askov Finlayson’s North beanies have a retro gather-round-the-campfire feel, but there’s a very forward-thinking message here as well. With every hat sold from the North collection, a donation is made to the Climate Generation to support their Keep The North Cold initiative, which educates the younger generations about climate change. The beanies are available in various colorways, but our pick is the navy and black version, which will match almost everything in your winter wardrobe.
Gloria Steinem once said that we need to “eroticize equality” rather than women’s bodies. This T-shirt from Prinkshop makes the statement, plain and simple, for all to see. The best part about wearing this particular belief on your chest is that Prinkshop gives 30% of their profits to Lady Parts Justice—an organization that uses humor and transparency to educate women about how their rights are being removed, and encourage people to form alliances in order to keep each other safe.
ARKWEAR (an apparel company whose name was inspired by Noah himself) donates 5% of their sales to the Wildlife Conservation Society—a global non-profit that aims to save wildlife that’s vulnerable or facing extinction. This year, they are focused on a few specific animals that are in danger: sharks, rhinos, elephants and orangutans. Their polo shirts (available in several colorways) are embroidered with the creatures, in an attempt to draw attention to their plight—and add a little personality at the same time.
Love, respect and equality will never not be in fashion. Likewise, Converse’s Chuck Taylor sneakers have been a stalwart of style since 1917. Gladly joining the LGBTQ movement, the sneaker brand has created a 2016 Pride collection and our pick is the surprisingly subtle rainbow Chuck Taylor All Stars—in low- or high-tops. With rainbow soles, license plates and aglets, the classic design features a brightly colored woven upper that looks like joyfully splattered paint. Also available in black.