You’ll Feel Good About Buying From These Charitable Fashion + Beauty Brands

Do you ever suffer from buyer’s remorse? Like, why did I buy that when I didn’t really need it? Or maybe you’re just not comfortable with an unfamiliar brand. It happens to all of us. But one thing you can hold on to is the fact that there are brands out there doing good for the world, and using your purchases to make it a better place. Check out some of our favorite fashion and beauty brands that are using their products for positive change.

The Little Market


We love this artisan-fueled company that offers fair trade home décor and accessories. It is a non-profit organization, as well as members of the Fair Trade Foundation and the Alliance For Artisan Enterprise.

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Toms

 

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Lacy doesn’t mean stuffy. Get it done in our Deconstructed Alpargatas.

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I’ll never forget when I was in my first year of undergrad and all of a sudden everyone was wearing these super cute and comfy slip-ons. Since 2006, TOMS has expanded so far beyond those trademark slip-ons and has helped over 60 million children with a new pair of shoes. In addition to giving shoes, the company has also helped over 400,000 people restore their eyesight with new glasses, helped provide over 355,000 weeks of clean water in six countries, and safe birth services for over 25,000 mothers.

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FEED Projects

 

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Peace out summer ✌🏾 We’re ready for ya, Fall. #FEEDKids

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Another artisan-driven company, FEED does exactly what its name says—feed those in need. Each product it makes is stamped with a number on it, representing how many school meals were provided from that purchase. Since launching, the company has supplied over 100 million meals to schools around the world and here in America.

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Ninety Percent

 

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Our version of girly

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You’ll never guess how much of its proceeds this brand donates…90 percent! This sustainable contemporary womenswear company is based out of London and is changing the way charitable brands give back. It supports a variety of causes and also invites buyers to vote for which cause they want to support by providing a unique code on the garment they purchased.

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Thinx

 

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Monday. 😴

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By now, you’ve definitely heard of the revolutionary “period panties” that have taken over social media. But not only are you solving one of women’s greatest monthly annoyances, but you’re helping women around the world. Through grassroots activism, Thinx is fighting for better access to puberty education, and reliable, safe access to menstrual hygiene products for those in need.

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Sisters Body

 

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Sisters Body is a small-batch bath and body line created by (you guessed it) three sisters. Not only are the products non-toxic (thanks to help from their biochemist and physician father), but the company also donates 40 percent of the profits to organizations that support women’s health.

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Osmia Organics

We love this clean beauty brand, and we especially love that it has partnered with One Tree Planted and will plant one tree for every purchase made on its site.

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Violets Are Blue

 

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After Violets Are Blue founder received her breast cancer diagnosis, she set out on a mission to create beautiful, effective products that gave back to women with cancer. This beauty brand donates a set of its natural products to each woman beginning cancer treatment at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.

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Meow Meow Tweet

This fun and quirky beauty brand makes small-batch, vegan skincare products that look as good as they feel. They’re Leaping Bunny-certified, and also provide monthly donations to a variety of causes from RAICES, civil rights, ocean cleanups, transgender equality and Planned Parenthood.

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Author: Samantha Welker

Samantha Welker is the business manager at Glitter Guide. She has an Master's in Corporate Finance & Sustainability from Harvard Business School but prefers working in the creative industry. She also hosts a weekly business podcast for creative women called Pretty Okay Podcast. She loves spending time with her husband and her son, Rocky, in sunny San Diego. Follow along on Instagram