LINES TO SUPPORT: FASHION BRANDS THAT GIVE BACK
It's one thing to shop for a good cause, but it's even better when a brand itself is wholely embedded in philanthropy. From providing employment opportunities to promising profit donations and to ultimately, raising awareness, here are 6 fashion brands making a difference (and that we love, too)!
- TRUSS -
Truss is the creative project of Elise Durbecq and Gillian Tozer who partner with a group of weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico to produce custom bags. Of all the regions in Mexico, Oaxaca is known as the most vibrant of them all. Rich with cultural traditions and knowledge, each small town possesses a different and unique artisanal trade from the next with one theme remaining consistent—the colors.
Beyond quality and design, Truss values the preservation and growth of Oaxaca’s artisanal trade. The endemic skillset of these artisans is not only rare but imperative in keeping these communities afloat. With this in mind, a percentage of the profits will aid in the support of Oaxacan communities.
- THE BRAVE COLLECTION -
The Brave Collection is a jewelry line handmade in Cambodia by local artisans to celebrate Bravery and empower women across the globe. 10% of profits is donated to human trafficking through creative opportunity.
There is so much to love about The Brave Collection. The bracelets not only provide jobs to local Cambodian artisans and direct funds to anti-trafficking foundations, but the pieces themselves also exist to expose the abuse of Cambodian women.
- LEMLEM -
"Giving hope to Ethiopian weavers."
Ethiopian hand weaving is world renowned for its intricacy and luxurious texture. lemlem preserves and celebrates this art form by empowering and partnering with local artisans.
"By employing traditional weavers, we’re trying to break their cycle of poverty, at the same time preserving the art of weaving while creating modern, casual, comfortable stuff that we really want to wear." - Liya Kebede
- FIGUE -
Figue's designs are inspired by remarkable artisans who practice traditional techniques around the world - from a community of leather specialist in Marrakech to a men's sewing circle in India to a cooperative of knitters in the mountains of Bolivia.
Figue believes in the power of giving back and is committed to making a positive impact in any way they can. A new line of postcard pouches features photos shot in Kenya by the designer herself, Stephanie Von Watzdorf. For every pouch sold, 30% goes to Kenya's Lewa Wildlife Conservancy to help protect Africa's Wildlife.
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- TATCHA -
1 PURCHASE = 1 DAY OF SCHOOL
Tatcha is a proud partner of Room to Read. With every full-sized skincare product purchased, one day of school is funded for an incredible girl. Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program supports remarkable girls in 9 countries across Africa and Asia, including Cambodia. A trustmark label is placed on every full-sized product and represents Tatcha's commitment to helping young girls achieve their dreams.
- PURA VIDA BRACELETS -
Established in Costa Rica, Pura Vida Bracelets prides itself on providing full-employment to local artisans who have been left behind because of the economy.
From Pura Vida Bracelets' mission to do more than just provide jobs for artisans in Costa Rica, a Charity Collection was born. This collection was created to give back to charities all over the world through the sale of individual bracelets, supporting hundreds of non-profit partners.