International Women's Day is Wednesday, March 8—when we'll come together to celebrate and show our commitment to the social, economic, and political achievement of women—and the fashion world is already showing its support. Since election day, designers and consumers alike have been showing their solidarity by putting their money where their values are. Fashion brands are doing their part to increase awareness of important causes and giving back by donating proceeds from their sales to organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Fashion girls, in turn, are making conscious choices about where spend their paychecks sending a message on their T-shirts, totes, and beyond. Dior's covetable "We Should All Be Feminists" T-shirt has been seen on everyone from Chiara Ferragni to Natalie Portman to Rihanna, and Dior just announced that it will be donating a percentage of proceeds from each T-shirt sold to Rihanna's charity, the Clara Lionel Foundation. Make your purchases count for something significant this week. We've rounded up brands that are making a difference for women's rights, either designed specifically by women or that have products that give back.
See below for must-have products you can buy today to take a stand in style.
Female-owned brand Veda launched an exclusive #GIRLPOWER jacket with Shopbop in honor of International Women's Day.
Rebecca Minkoff and FEED's Founder and CEO Lauren Bush Lauren teamed up to design three classic unlined bags in honor of International Women's Day. Each bag was hand-loomed in India and features leather trim and silver hardware. This tote provides 74 meals through the FEED project
From February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018, Nordstrom's Treasure & Bond Give-Back Brand will support the efforts of YWCA associations, particularly the TechGYRLs initiative whose mission is to raise interest, confidence, and abilities in science, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) in pre-teen girls.
With every bag purchased, TOMS helps to provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need.
Maiyet has launched a limited-edition capsule with The Brave Collection in celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD). 15% of sales will benefit Planned Parenthood.
FEED created this limited-edition tote to represent the resilience, ambition, and power of women in honor of International Women's Day and beyond.
Show the world you're a woman fighting for what's right and getting things done. 15% of the profits are donated to the National Organization for Women.
Google Ghost partnered with artist LeeAndra Cianci to design the ASL version of its iconic Nasty Woman T-shirt. 15% of the proceeds from these shirts go to Planned Parenthood, and to date, they've already donated $125,165.
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