Summer Fashion Finds That Give Back
July 05, 2014 | by Tricia Carr | Style & Beauty
As you fill your closet with summer fashion, consider these finds that support philanthropic endeavors around the world.
This bold tote exudes summer in Miami; buy it and you’ll support Kate Spade’s On Purpose initiative. By teaching 150 women in Masaro, Rwanda how to make products for Kate Spade & Company's brands, the hope is that this group of artisans can become a permanent supplier and provide economic support to their African community.
You might be familiar with TOMS’ One for One shoe donation program, but this summer, get familiar with the brands’ stylish seasonal shoes—for men and women. Above, two chambray styles that’ll complete a casual summer look.
Bracelet mecca Alex and Ani gives back to multiple charities through its Charity by Design collection. Summer-appropriate selections include a recycled brass bangle with a blue glass charm, which benefits Living Water International, and a bangle with a life preserver charm, which benefits Donate Life America.
This striped cotton tunic—which doubles as an airy bathing suit cover-up—is made by weavers in Ethiopia for Lemlem, a clothing line founded by model Liya Kebede to give citizens of her native country economic independence, and to preserve the art of weaving.
Top: Warby Parker Beckett Revolver Black Matte ($95). Bottom: Warby Parker Minnie Eucalyptus ($95). Warby Parker glasses available at The Readery at The Standard Spa, 40 Island Ave., Miami, 888-492-7297
Warby Parker’s Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program promises that for every pair of glasses sold, a pair will be given to someone in need. Luckily its collections are easy on the eyes: above, black matte-rimmed shades for men, and round, eucalyptus-green frames for women.
This oversized Michael Kors watch has the perfect summer color combo: light gold-tone stainless steel with a deep turquoise dial. Better yet, for every watch purchased, 100 meals will be delivered to children in need by the United Nations World Food Programme.