5 Fab Brands Promoting Charitable Missions
Charitable missions have an important place in the sustainable fashion sector. That’s because fashion brands are in an awesome position to make meaningful change in communities. Lots of fashion companies are committed to empowering their workforces. But some brands are taking it a step further: donating a portion of their profits to charitable missions. Because change is about rhetoric and ethos…but it’s also about giving up your dolla dolla bills. At MAMOQ we're excited to celebrate all the positivity in the fashion industry. And charitable missions are a huge part of that. With that in mind...
...Here are 5 brands with amazing charitable missions:
What’s a votch? You guessed it: it’s a vegan watch. Jumping on the clever linguistics of “veganuary,” Votch is all about creating cruelty-free
watches votches. When you see Votch founder, Laura Way, with her adorable pooch, you can’t blame her for her commitment to animal rights. We don’t want any puppies, gators or ostriches harmed in our efforts to tell time. But Votch takes it commitment to animals one step further by working with various charitable causes. They donate 10% of their profits to a new charity they pick every month. So far, they’ve supported the Bali Animal Welfare Association, Love Always Animal Sanctuary, Folly Wildlife Rescue, Sumatran Orangutan Society and more. Votcha think?
Stand4 Socks is on a mission to change the world, one pair of socks at a time. Socks are like charitable missions. They’re always around, but we probably don’t pay attention to them as much as we should. With this awesome brand, you’re not only upping your cute sock game, you’re also supporting a charity. Every pair of socks is designed with a specific charitable cause in mind (such as homeless, LGBT, environment, etc). Your purchase of that specific pair then goes to fund that mission. I.e. purchasing a pair of “homeless” socks donates a pair to a homeless person. Purchasing a pair of “environment” socks goes toward planting a tree. Basically, you can pick the charity socks closest to your heart. (Even though you’ll be wearing them closest to your feet).
Vanesa Vinhas’ self-titled brand is all about empowering women. This is so refreshing. Too often the fashion brands flashing female empowerment logos on their t-shirts don't actually practice what they preach. That includes the women making her clothes, the women wearing her clothes, and the women that are just in need. Vanesa creates small collections made of natural and organic fabrics. She has close relationships with the women in Portugal who sew her designs. Best of all, she donates a portion of her profits to charities that help women in need. We’ve never felt so good about our decision to buy a glam white jumpsuit.
WYNAD founders, Hannah and Rob, use fashion as a means to promote gender equality and fair employment. (You can use their designs as a means to look outrageously boho-chic). The iconic duo were inspired to launch their brand after volunteering at the TGG Foundation in India. They saw an opportunity to make a difference. And they did. Not only do they choose supply partners who employ marginalised groups in society (like Freeseet Global)…they give 10% of their profits back to the TGG foundation.
Bird Sunglasses are your must-have eyewear for this summer. They make chic sunglasses out of sustainable materials like bamboo. But, much like actual birds, their mission soars high into the African sky. Through the ‘Share Your Sun’ partnership with SolarAid, Bird donates solar lamps to communities across Africa. One light for every pair sold, to be exact. Solar lamps are a sustainable alternative to toxic and hazardous kerosene lamps. So while Bird Sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun, they’re also protecting these communities from toxic kerosene chemicals.
And there's more...
We hope you love these brands with charitable missions as much as we do. And this is just a selection of some of our favourites
You can find even more great brands that give back to charities, such as a candle brand that support women in need, and a t-shirt brand that supports mental health in the brands that give back edit below: