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Feel Good Fashion- 10 Fashion Lines that Give Back to Charity

FASHIONGIVESBACK-03The fashion world can sometimes seem unfeeling toward those outside the scope of ‘top model’ material. But there is hard proof now that some fashion designers and even top tier fashion lines do give back. So if you’re looking to spend smarter this year and put your purse behind people doing the right thing in this world than this list of 10 fashion lines that give back to charity should be at the top of your bookmarks.

  1. Topping the list is legendary designer Ralph Lauren who gives to The Pink Pony Fund and The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention. Both are worthy causes that you can feel happy contributing to.
  2. Donatella Versace is a very high profile name in the fashion world and her charity, the Versace One Foundation, works to help rebuild earthquake ravaged areas.
  3. Kenneth Cole who creates everything from gorgeous purses and shoes to clothing gives back part of its proceeds to AID research through amfAR.
  4. Noonday sells fair trade jewelry and accessories like belts and purses from across the globe. Proceeds support more than 1,000 artisans worldwide and provide interest-free loans, scholarship programs, emergency assistance, and more.
  5. ‘Headbands of Hope’ helps kids with cancer in two distinct ways. For every headband purchased, one is gifted to a little girl with cancer, in hopes of lifting her spirits and helping her cope with losing her hair. In addition, $1 per headband is given to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund life-saving childhood cancer research. With hundreds of cute headbands to choose from, you really can’t go wrong!
  6. Market Colors, Inc. sells products made by groups in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malawi including purses, laptop cases, iPad carriers, scarves, rugs, and accessories. Each product is 100% handmade and accompanied by a product card, providing details about the African craftsman who made it.
  7. When you buy a pair of TOMS Shoes, you are also helping improve the health, education, and well-being of a child. Available in hundreds of styles, TOMS Shoes for women, men, and children are not only a fashion statement but a charitable one as well.
  8. Rebuild Globally employs local Haitian artisans with living wage jobs to repurpose post-consumer products (tires and trash) into hand-crafted tire sandals, recycled food, and candy wrapper handbags.
  9. The Fashion Project lines up dozens of fashion lines that donate to various charities that you can browse at your leisure.
  10. Project Hazina is a clothing and accessories line that provides orphans with a pillow and blanket. Project Hazina currently employs six local artisans in the USA and is currently working on establishing relationships with artisans in Kenya and Uganda.

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