2/24/14

Fashion for Social Good

fashion, social good, causes, eco-friendly, style

My friend, Natalie, is the West Coast Lead Rep for Serengetee. Every fabric pattern featured on Serengetee is teamed up with an amazing cause located in the same area of the globe. This way, you give back to the communities that inspired your Serengetee purchase. Proceeds from this American flag pocket v-neck benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves U.S. military personnel wounded or injured in service to the U.S. and their families. Supporting Intrepid's collaboration with Serengetee helps repay heroes for the sacrifices they have made. 

Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand that hires high potential women in Uganda to make sandals to enable them to earn money through dignified employment that will go directly towards their college educations and ensure they will continue pursuing their dreams. These sandals are completely customizable (ribbon, base color, lacing), and the perfect footwear for concert season this summer.

Handmade with recycled silver, copper, and brass beads (melted down from bullet casings), this necklace from Raven & Lily's Ethiopia collection transforms what was once meant for harm into beautiful jewelry. Raven & Lily prides itself in employing marginalized women around the world at fair trade wages to break themselves (and their families) from the cycle of poverty. Their products are handmade, fair trade, and honor the company's environmentally friendly commitment. 

TAHOEMADE was created from a deep appreciation of environmental beauty; particularly stemming from the Lake Tahoe region. TAHOEMADE products are handmade in California, and the company is a huge participant in environmental activism campaigns. 1% of TAHOEMADE's profits go toward environmental conservation, protection, and education. 

These Moroccan inspired crochet wedges are summer-made. With every pair of shoes purchased from TOMS, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.

Inspired by Indian textiles, these pointed toe flats add a touch of artistry to any outfit. Remember, with every pair of shoes purchased from TOMS, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need.

This carry-all tote is ruggedly cool in distressed leather and two front pockets. This tote is crafted in partnership with a newly formed business focused on supporting at risk women in Addis Ababa. 

This leather clutch handbag with woven textile front comes completely lined with a removable leather wristlet and two interior pockets. Crafted in Africa, this clutch supports employment and scholarship opportunities for women to pursue their dreams and overcome poverty.

Inspired by the Swinging 60s, a fashion era made famous for its progressive mod and beatnik style, these shades feature a striking mixed-material design with a bold, iconic browline. Each pair is meticulously hand-finished so you look your sharpest in this daring style. With every eyewear purchase, TOMS will give sight to an individual in need.

These druzy stone earrings are naturally sparkly and framed in 18 karat gold plate. Made by artisans in Brazil, these earrings are simple yet stunning. Druzy is a natural coating of fine crystals that forms on rock surfaces or geodes. The sale of these earrings helps create jobs for artisans in Brazil.

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