“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give” Churchill
The fashion industry is a special world often associated with glamour, the over importance of appearance and even, for right or wrong reasons, superficialness.
To not lose track of the reality of today’s world and because of the huge exposure and influence they actually get, more and more brands & actors from the fashion world collaborate with charity organizations so they can contribute in their own way to raise funds and awareness for different causes.
The AmFAR Gala closing the latest Cannes film festival was a good case in point: sponsored by Harry Winston Jewelers, this glamorous event featuring Karolina Kurkova, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hagid to name a few, raised money for the organization’s HIV/AIDSR research programs.
At their level and from the materials they use for their designs to the actual sales they get, our emerging designers follow the lead! Read below to find out more about their commitment and get a sneak peek of their designs.
Our designers who give back
Madison Patrylick, founder and designer of the handcrafted brand Mad Jewels recurrently donates to various non-profit organizations such as the Boys & Girls of America, the Trevor Project and Operation Kindness.
All proceeds from the sales of any lovestrength item that uses the ikat fabric, goes directly towards the empowerment of women and indigenous communities by promoting social justice and cultural preservation through economic fair trade.
When you purchase your lovestrength design with the beautiful ikat fabric from the Fair Trade Federation, you allow talented artisans to take control of their lives, send their children to school and improve their communities.
Lovestrength is also partnered with the GIVE N GO project in giving back to the children of the world: with every purchase you make, Lovestrength donates a percentage of the net profits to the GIVE N GO project.
Aware of the fact that 1 billion people do not have access to eye care in the world and that nearly 80% of the world’s blindness is actually preventable, Solo Eyewear makes sure that each pair purchased funds eye care for people in need through prescription eyeglasses and sight saving eye surgeries.
SOLO Eyewear has restored vision for 10,000 people in 32 countries which has resulted in an economic impact of $3.6 million dollars. Head to their website for more details on their global impact and the non-profit organizations they are directly working with!
Our eco-friendly designers
Not only does Solo Eyewear give back to the community but the actual sunglasses are handcrafted with recycled bamboo. Another good reason to get your own pair of eco-friendly sunglasses!
Wild Horses Run Free started with the desire to create cruelty free accessories that are expertly crafted and fashion forward.
After learning about the museling process, WHRF began its quest to create responsibly made headwear. Their hats are made in the USA of US wool that has been harvested without the use of museling practices. Their scarves are also cruelty free with qualities from animal fibers.
All of Natalie Frigo’s designs are made from conflict free stones, namely stones for which we know no person was forced to mine in unsafe or illegal working conditions. Her gemstones are actually delivered from mines that provide a living wage, ensure safe working conditions and protect the environment by limiting dangerous chemicals & developing plans for restoring the land after the mining is complete.
All ERS Creative products are also handmade in Los Angeles from recycled, environmentally conscious and superior quality materials.
Shopping for the good cause! Head to the websites of our amazing designers to get more details on the topic and also give your help buying one of their wonderful designs!