We’ve got the scoop on some of the coolest brands. Not only are they fashionable and functional, they also give back — and not just to your closet.
From sandals that help send girls to college to bracelets that provide full-time jobs, you should def keep these brands on the radar for your next shopping spree.
FEED High Tide Mini Bucket Bag $58
Each product is produced under fair-labor conditions and FEED uses environmentally friendly materials, including organic cotton and burlap. With every sale made through FEED, they provide meals in countries where they were produced.
Satya Jewelry Gold Garnet Mala $189
Every piece from Satya Jewelry empowers women to inspire and be inspired by the world. Each piece incorporates semi-precious stones and sacred symbols. Another component of this amazing brand is The Satya Foundation which provides children all over the world with hope and change.
Pura Vida Bracelets Gold Track Bead Gray $28
Pura Vida’s gorgeous bracelets help provide full-time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica. Each piece is carefully handcrafted by these artisans.
Sseko Designs Caramel Rue Ankle Sandal $59.99
Purchase any of Sseko Designs beautiful shoes, bangles, or bucket bags and you’ll help send a girl to college. Ssekko Designs employs women in Uganda to earn money through employment which will ultimately send them to college.
FashionABLE Tadesse Bucket Bag $148
FashionABLE’s gorgeous leather totes, handbags, wallets, and accessories are all handmade by women women who have overcome hardship and are in need of a job.
PACT Apparel Women’s Wrap Dress $28.89
All PACT Apparel is sweatshop free, ethically produced, and part of a movement which is transforming the way apparel is made. They only partner with factories that treat and compensate their workers well.
United by Blue Womens Tenton Cuff Shirt $42
United by Blue is firm in protecting the environment for generations to come. With each purchase made, a pound of trash is removed from waterways. They believe that a monetarily successful business and environmentally friendly practices can co-exist.
Market Colors Astoria Head Wrap $16
Market Colors is an e-commerce site and non-profit organization which aims to impact lives throughout the globe through selling ethically sourced items. They work with men and women in areas of Africa and India who are at a risk for abuse, trafficking, and extreme poverty.
Greenola Style Afia Necklace Gold $54
Greenola provides opportunities to artisans in marginalized regions of the world. They use design and innovation to create positive change in the world.
Raven + Lily Ama Single Wisp Ring $32
Raven + Lily’s focus is to help alleviate poverty amongst women. They currently employ over 1,500 marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to a safe job, sustainable income, and a chance to break away from poverty.
Purpose Jewelry Aztec Earrings $28
Survivors at iSanctuary’s center in India are taught artisan jewelry skills and jewelry is then prepared, packaged, and shipped by survivors rescued in Orange County, California. Purchasing their jewelry helps empower these women who were rescued from modern-day slavery.
Noonday Collection Fringed Crescent Earrings $42
Noonday partners with artisan business in developing countries to create opportunities for vulnerable women, and allowing them to earn a sustainable income while becoming leaders in their communities.
Parker Clay Satchel Bag $120
Parker Clay products are handcrafted and made in Ethiopia using premium material like locally sourced leather and cotton. They are also partnered with Women at Risk to empower and give back to women in Ethiopia.
Joyn Suede Envelope Clutch $64
This brand manufactures handmade fair trade products including handbags, clutches, and accessories from Rajpur, India. They provide their artisans with dignity and purpose through employment.
The Stitch $32
The Stitch’s main focus is to conquer the stigma of child sexual abuse through symbolizing it on their t-shirts. They want to help give a voice to those who are afraid to speak up about sexual abuse. Funds from every t-shirt sold goes to one-on-one counseling nationwide for those directly affected by child abuse.
xx, The FabFitFun Team