You can't deny that this past election has brought together fashion and politics like never before: Designers made specialty T-shirts, Vogue endorsed a presidential candidate for the first time, and celebs spoke out with their sartorial style. So when November 8 (and the early hours of November 9) came and went and the nation was left divided, many in the fashion industry—designers and consumers alike—decided to not only show solidarity but also put their money where their values were.
In that spirit, fashion brands are making an effort to increase awareness by donating proceeds from their sales to organizations that could be affected by this new chapter in American politics. Digital magazine Sight Unseen catapulted the movement for brands like Catbird and Wwake with its Design for Progress movement, aimed at raising funds for programs like Planned Parenthood, the Movement for Black Lives, the National LGBTQ Task Force, and the National Immigration Law Center, to name a few. Other brands, like Kaelen and The Outrage, are taking their activism to the next level by donating 100% of sales to organizations that could use the support. Either way, it's great to see the fashion industry stand up for what matters to consumers beyond clothes and accessories.
Keep scrolling to learn how you can shop for a cause.
In addition to a generous 75%-off sale happening right now, Kaelen is donating 100% of any purchase to a charity of your choice through November 18. Shipping is free, and if you don't see your preferred charity on its list, the brand says, "Send us an email and we'll make a code for you."
The codes are up on the website now - If you don't see the charity you want your money to go to, send us an email and we'll make a code for you. We've already been called out today for neglecting to include certain charities (totally cool, let us know) and for not having a readily available NRA donation code (not as cool, & definitely not a charity) // EVERY CENT from any purchase from any season (past or present) made between now and next Friday will go to the charity you choose // We ❤️ You Friends! #lovetrumpshate
The New York–based accessories retailer is donating 20% of its weekend sales to the ACLU and National Women's Law Center.
In a bold move, The Outrage is graciously donating 100% of sales from its Pantsuit Nation and Nasty Women Unite collections to Planned Parenthood and 100% of sales from its Stand With Standing Rock collection to the Official Standing Rock Sioux Tribe DAPL Donation Fund. In addition, 15% of sales from the Wellesley Women and Femininitees collections will go to the Wellesley Fund and National Organization for Women, respectively.
The jewelry line is donating 20% of sales to three charities, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, She Should Run, and LGBTQ Taskforce.
Have you shopped for a good cause? Tell us in the comments.
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