Fashion Philanthropy

Out of Print Goes Back to School With "Composition Book" Bags

Who’s got spirit? Out of Print Clothing does. Whether you’re battling back-to-school blahs or waxing nostalgic over the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the…

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Able Made, Pamela Love Create Necklace for Brooklyn Animal Shelter

Shopping at Able Made is always a two-fer. Known for its collaborative spirit, the conscious e-tailer has worked with likes of Public School, Melissa Joy Manning, Loomstate’s…

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Karlie Kloss, Warby Parker Collaborate on Eyeglasses for a Yummy Cause

American supermodel Karlie Kloss is hooking up with Warby Parker for a delicious cause: a trio of sunglasses in support of the Edible Schoolyard, a New York City-based nonprofit that…

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Supermodel Lily Cole, Veja Collaborate on Rainforest-Friendly Sneakers

If anyone knows how to walk the walk, it’s Lily Cole. The British supermodel, actress, and environmentalist has crossed ankles with French ethical footwear label Veja to create a…

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Able Made: A Collab-Friendly E-Boutique That Propels Social Change

Suzanne McKenzie, Able Made’s Founder, CEO and Creative Director, describes her company as a retail platform where creative innovators and designers join forces to support causes…

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Warby Parker, Architecture for Humanity Collaborate on Philanthropic Eyewear

Here at Ecouterre we love good design that makes a positive impact. So we were delighted when we heard that Architecture for Humanity have launched a campaign with designer Warby Parker…

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Dick Moby's Eco-Sunglasses Help Rid the Oceans of Plastic Pollution

These sustainable sunglasses from Dick Moby were born from an urge to address the plastic pollution in a positive way. As avid surfers and sailors, the duo behind brand – Tim…

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H&M Pledges $28 Million to UNICEF, WaterAid, CARE

In an effort to support education, clean water and women empowerment programs, H&M’s Conscious Foundation will donate over $28 million to global programs that enact change. The…

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"The Street Store" is the First Pop-Up Clothing Store for the Homeless

South Africa’s Street Store doesn’t just help to clothe the homeless, but also gives them the retail experience of choosing their own wares. With the idea to give the homeless the…

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Customize Your Clothes With Puzzle Apparel's Team of American Artisans

DESIGN YOUR OWN Trowbridge found her calling after speaking to a hand-weaver in Blue Hill, Maine, where she learned about a Kenyan sandal company that employed Masai beaders to decorate…

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14 British Designers Create Hand-Knit Sweaters for Save the Children

The Woolly Big Text Auction couldn’t be simpler. Entrants just have to text the relevant designer name along with the amount they want to bid in British pence to 78484. They give an…

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11 Eco-Friendly Supermodels Who Are Changing the World

AMBER VALLETTA Amber Valletta is more than your average supermodel-actress-environmentalist. In a bid to get people to “buy better,” the multihyphenate talent partnered with…

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Ralph Lauren Donates $500,000 to Bolster New York's Garment Industry

New Yorker Ralph Lauren is giving back to his city, to the tune of $500,000. In support of the Big Apple’s garment industry, the designer has made the donation to the Fashion…

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John Bartlett, Ruthie Davis Collaborate on Cruelty-Free Shoes

Designer John Bartlett is no stranger to gorgeous cruelty-free fashion. His latest collaboration with Ruthie Davis brings his love of animals to design. The pair have designed a line of…

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H&M Asks Customers, Employees to Help It "Make a Difference"

The H&M Conscious Foundation wants to put power into the hands of their employees and customers. Thanks to an over $78 million donation from the Stefan Persson family, the company…

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TOMS Will Manufacture New Pairs of Shoes in Haiti Starting January 2014

As one of the best-known buy-one-give-one social enterprises, TOMS’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Its premise was disarmingly simple: for every pair of shoes someone…

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Raven + Lily's Debut Apparel Line Supports At-Risk Women in Cambodia

CLOTHING WITH A CONSCIENCE Raven + Lily’s social consciousness has been at the core of the brand since its inception in 2011. Kirsten Dickerson, a 15-year-old veteran of…

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Nordstrom Debuts "Me to We" Line of Kenyan-Made Artisan Accessories

FROM ME TO WE “We currently employ more than 600 artisan mamas who live in Free the Children communities across Kenya,” says Roxanne Joyal, founder of Me to We, in a…

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