Bad stereotypes that come to mind when we talk style that gives back are; unfashionable and hippy, or alternatively expensive. Who wants to spend $100 on a simple t-shirt?
Never fear! Today we are rounding up our favorite items that give back, look good, and won’t break the bank.
The Shine Project. The Shine Project is an organization that is all about breaking the cycle of poverty. They employ inner-city youth and help them have a chance at higher education. I love the bracelets, but they also sell rings, necklaces, and shirts.
Sseko Sandals. Sseko gives women in Uganda the chance to earn an income. Their mission is “to educate and empower women through employment, training and scholarships.” The sandals themselves are really cool because you can switch out the laces to any color you want. You can also tie them in a variety of different ways, giving you multiple looks with one pair of shoes!
Block Shop Textiles. I am obsessed with the beautiful scarves this company sells. They are like works of art you can wear or hang on your walls. These scarves are made by a textile co-op in Bagru, India and a percentage of the profits goes to community healthcare initiatives.
Good & Fair. This company sells beautifully made classic T-shirts. Their products are made of organic free trade cotton. Priced at only $18, these tees show that ethical doesn’t have to be pricey.
FEED. This organization’s mission is to feed the world. They do this buy selling one cute bag at a time. I am currently a fan of their foldover tote. This bag would be perfect for day trips or farmer’s market outings.