Most of us never need an excuse to shop. New clothes, shoes and accessories are always a must, but think of how much better you’d feel if you knew that your purchase was giving back in some way? Well here are three charity-minded style brands that you’ve got to check out this summer.
- Headbands of Hope
If you’ve got a snapchat, you know that flower crowns are the latest fashion trend, so if you’ve always wanted a real one, you’ve got to check out Headbands of Hope. They are an amazing company that gives back to girls fighting cancer. For every headband you purchase, one is given to a child with cancer to remind them how beautiful they are and that they aren’t fighting this battle alone.
- Blue Planet Eyewear
Blue Planet Eyewear is located in Santa Barbara, California. Their mission is to do their part in sparking change around the world by being active in utilizing eco-friendly resources and materials to create great products – all while helping those in need of eyewear or eye treatments.They achieve this by working with non-profit organizations such as Lion’s Insight of CA, Direct Relief, SEE International, and Feed The Children. They’ve also partnered with the Best Day Foundation to help give disabled children their best day ever. To date, they have donated over 150,000 glasses to those in need around the world through their #VisualizeChange program.
I was shocked to learn that 285 million people are visually impaired, 19 million children. When you purchase a pair of glasses from Blue Planet Eyewear, they’ll donate a pair to someone in need – pretty cool!
Make sure you go check out all the Blue Planet styles and grab a new pair of sunglasses just in time for summer, all while giving back (:
- Better Life Bags
Rebecca Smith is the true definition of a girl on a mission, or should I say with a mission. She started her incredible company, Better Life Bags first as a hobby to beat boredom and turned it into a business that helps women struggling to find employment.
All their bags are custom (yes, you help in the design process) and hand stitched by women in the Better Life Bag family. Each bag comes with a signed note letting you know who personally made your bag. To learn more about Better Life Bags and Rebecca Smith’s story, check out her video here. Now go grab a bag, or two to complete your summer wardrobe (: