Monday, August 5, 2013

Share the Love

These days many fashion brands are paying it forward, especially in the accessories department. Here are just a few that are not only stylish, but support great charitable causes.

The Brand: Ix Style
The Product: Hand-woven leather huarache sandals
The Organization:
The Mission: To provide clean drinking water to children in Guatemala.
The Proceeds: Ix Style donates 15% of its profits to Charity Water on a quarterly basis.
Where to Buy: Find a location near you at or shop online.

The Brand: Vans x Krochet Kids
The Product: Two women's surf sliders, the popular Mohikan ($75), a new silhouette, the Alpaca ($62), along with the men's Rata Mid ($70) and a backpack made of simple canvas and trimmed with a special yarn creation ($60).
The Organization: Krochet Kids intl.
The Mission: To help impoverished people in our global community.
The Proceeds: Each item purchased will help empower native Peruvians to learn to knit to raise themselves from poverty.
Where to Buy:

The Brand: MAC
The Product: VIVA Glam LipGlass & Lipstick
The OrganizationMAC AIDS Fund
The Mission: To help women, men and children living with and affected by HIV and AIDS.
The Proceeds: 100% go to the organization.
Where to Buy: In MAC store or online at

The Brand: Giv Mobile
The Product: Wireless Service
The Organization: The choice is yours, but some include the Alzheimer's Assoc, American Cancer Society, Scholarship America & more.
The Mission: To allow customers to effortlessly donate to charity every month just by using their cell phone.
The Proceeds: 8% of monthly "Unlimited Everything" Plans, or $50 annually, to up to 2 non-profit charities of the customer's choice.
                                                                                        Where to Buy:

The Brand: TOMS
The Product: Shoes & Eyewear
The Organization: One for One
The Mission: With every item purchased Toms will help someone in need.
The Proceeds: Each time a pair of shoes are brought, a pair goes to someone in need. Toms Eyewear support doctors all over the world who provide eye care to those who can't afford it.
Where to Buy: Select stores or

The Brand: Warby Parker
The Product: Eyewear
The OrganizationVisionSpring
The Mission: To provide funding and/or glasses to non-profit partners like VisionSpring.
The Proceeds: A guarantees that for every pair of glasses sold, another pair will be donated to someone in need.
Where to Buy: Select stores and


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