International Women’s Day: Gifts That Give Back

All these excellent products benefit non-binary and women-centric organizations

Eschewing the rosé clichés and heavily branded hijacks of International Women’s Day, we have searched for items that actually support non-binary and women-centric organizations. Sales from all these products offer a percentage to initiatives including Peace Over Violence, National Institute for Reproductive Health, Women’s Prison Association, Planned Parenthood and plenty more. Many of our other favorites (Women in Need, National Center for Transgender Equality, TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, ARAL Pro-Choice America) are equally significant, and we urge readers—who are in a position to do so—to join these organizations and donate time or money to these important causes. No matter how you spread the word (on a sweatshirt, through donations, volunteer work, workplace practices, protests, whatever) there’s no doubt that intersectional feminism will only lead to good things, for everybody.

Booty Vase

LA-based artist Meegan Barnes made these “Nasty Woman” iterations of her booty vases ($300) especially for Shrill Society—with just a limited number available, each a little different. From every sale, 50% of the proceeds go to Planned Parenthood, and Shrill Society has (in just a couple years) donated over $136K to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the Houston Food Bank, Unidos Por Puerto Rico and She Should Run.

1973 Baseball Cap

Commemorating the year in which the Supreme Court case Roe vs Wade culminated in abortion being deemed a fundamental right under the United States Constitution, prinkshop’s “1973” baseball hat ($35) is hand-embroidered by adults with autism. For every hat sold, the brand will donate $5 to the National Institute for Reproductive Health, an organization that works tirelessly to protect women’s right to choose.

“Listen to Women” Tote

Launched by Whitney Bell, KIDD BELL teams notable creatives with non-profits for apparel and accessories that—more often than not—are emblazoned with an important message. This made durable canvas “Listen to Women” tote bag ($12) encourages people not only to listen when women are speaking, but also believe them—with $1 of each sale going to Peace Over Violence. The organization works to create communities free from sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence—especially within domestic situations.

Power T-Shirt

Made in collaboration between Sexy Beast, Jenny Holzer and Virgil Abloh, this T-shirt ($100)—crafted by LA-based EVERYBODY.WORLD—benefits Planned Parenthood LA, with all proceeds going to the organization. Limited to an edition of 1000, the shirts are emblazoned with a blurry version of conceptual artist Holzer’s famous slogan, “Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise” from her Truisms series.

“Stay Together” Print

In her signature bold and bright style, Shawna X’s “Stay Together” print ($75) features three people embracing. Echoing the sisterhood sentiment, the artist is donating 100% of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood—an organization that she feels personally grateful for. This full-bleed print measures 13 by 19 inches.

“Maman Je T’aime” Tote Bag

With 100% of the net proceeds going to Every Mother Counts, the purchase of Clare V’s “Maman Je T’aime” (“Mom, I love you”) cotton tote ($45) offers support to women in the developing world through their pregnancy and childbirth. Ever Mother Counts gives grants, helps mobilize communities and raises global awareness so that all women have access to safe, respectful and equitable maternity care.

“Thank You” T-Shirt

Cannabis-lensed publication Gossamer teamed up with women-owned and women-led brand VEDA for this simple T-shirt ($58) that also gives back. Embellished with a lime green rose and the words “thank you,” the boxy shirt will suit all genders, and all proceeds from the sales go to the Women’s Prison Association. The organization works with women and their families during all stages of the criminal justice journey—from helping to avoid incarceration to providing access to addiction and mental health services, finding affordable housing to preparing for job interviews and more.

Suffragette City Tea Cup and Saucer

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK, this “Suffragette City” cup and saucer (£45) is made by Plinth in collaboration with the Mayor of London and Bella Freud. Made from fine bone china, the set’s gold rims mean it’s not dishwasher-safe. More importantly, a portion of the proceeds go to the Fawcett Society, which works for gender equality and women’s rights.

“RESIST” Necklace

The act of resistance is still relevant and essential, and a friendly reminder comes in necklace form thanks to Eriness. The block-letter nameplate-style piece ($130) comes in sterling silver, 14k gold or 14k gold with diamond letters. Most importantly, 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

100% Human Sweatshirt

Made with soft and comfy 100% cotton, this French Terry sweatshirt ($60) from Everlane is adorned with their now-familiar “100% Human” logo. Each piece in this range (which includes T-shirts and sweaters) results in donations to Equality Now—an international organization that works to change laws, set legal precedents, spread awareness and mobilize communities.


Images courtesy of respective brands/artists