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Fashion Philanthropy

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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Net-a-Porter Collaborates With Victoria Beckham, Christopher Kane, Erdem in Support of Green Carpet Challenge

NET-A-PORTER x GREEN CARPET CHALLENGE Firth, Vogue editrix Anna Wintour, and Net-a-Porter’s Natalie Massanet, who currently chairs the British Fashion Council, unveiled the…

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Do Amore: Eco-Friendly Wedding Rings That Provide Clean Water for Life

Want to commit to more than each other on your wedding day? Pledge your troth with Do Amore, an eco-friendly jeweler that funds clean-water projects with every wedding band or…

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Swella's Upcycled Jackets Provide Warmth, Food, Water for Communities

The brain behind the designs is founder Ann Chen, who put these values at the core of the company with the overall hope of empowering vulnerable communities through sales and donations.…

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Suno, Shantell Martin's Ethically Made T-Shirt, Dress Benefit Arts Education

The New York based design label Suno, and british-born artist Shantell Martin have recently teamed up to design a limited-edition T-shirt and dress in efforts to raise money for their…

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J.Crew's "High Line" Collection Benefits New York City's Park in the Sky

HIGH LINE BUDDIES Writing on its website, J.Crew describes the High Line as one its favorite “happy places,” but it wasn’t always so. The once-abandoned structure,…

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