23 Amazing Shopping Sites That Support Women’s Causes
Give back to those in need by doing what we do anyway—shopping, but choosing to spend our money on brands that are making a difference. Let this be your new feel-good, do-good shopping list
Support breast cancer patients with Jane Iredale
Jane Iredale created a specific product for one purpose: to give back to women battling breast cancer by partnering with the charity, Living Beyond Breast Cancer. Her facial spray, Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray, which is 100 percent natural and 30 percent organic aromatherapy, will leave your skin feeling refreshed, not to mention your soul. Not just the proceeds, but 100 percent of the profits from this spray are donated to LBBC.
Support women in business with A Complete
A Complete, a new-ish skincare line was created by a businesswoman and philanthropist from Latin America, Angelica Fuentes, and has a heartfelt purpose. With a line of five multi-functional products meant to cleanse and purify your skin, you can also complete your daily regimen feeling good that you helped your fellow sisters. Six percent of all proceeds are donated to the founder's foundation, Angelica Fuentes Foundation, which focuses on labor force and female participation, economies of female empowerment, and inclusion in the workplace and gender equality across the board.
Help women in poverty with R Sprks
Who doesn't love a new, fragrant candle for their home? Consider purchasing from R Sprks, a company founded by two preteen sisters, Lauren and Ella Reilly, (11 and 15, respectively). Their mission is to do good by helping homes smell good: 20 percent of all proceeds from candles are donated to various charities, including Perspectives, which helps women and children suffering from addictions, mental illness, and poverty.
Support multiple causes with Beauty for Real
Beauty for Real, an online shop selling everything from makeup and lotions to gift sets, has a program called Beauty and Grace, in which they feature what they call "Beauty Heroines," women who exude beauty from the inside out, by overcoming many struggles and supporting a specific cause. Each month, the featured woman chooses a charity close to her heart and 25 percent of the sales from her favorite product on the site is donated. Some past charities include Susan G. Komen, Honey Shine Mentoring Program, Women Beyond Cancer, Make a Wish Foundation, and many more.
Help women in dire straits with AWE
This fine jewelry company works closely with several charities, including the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), Cancer Care, The Fisher House Foundation and The Trevor Project, by donating a portion of their sales to help women in dangerous situations or tough diagnoses. In fact, the AWE medallion was developed by Founder and Creative Director Jill Johnson as a symbol of strength, hope, and resilience, for she's a three-time cancer survivor herself. The four droplets on the medallion represents what comes with survival: blood, sweat, and tears. She says that by giving a medallion, you're saying "I'm in AWE of you and what you've overcome." Twenty percent of all AWE sales are donated to one of the four national partner charities.
Support Girl Scouts with Stella & Dot
Over the past 10 years, Stella & Dot has been on a mission to support female entrepreneurs by paying more than $400 million in commissions to their 50,000+ stylists. They also are partnering with Girl Scouts of America, from February 18 to March 18, by donating all net proceeds from their Wishing Bracelet to the organization. Their thought is that when girls begin selling cookies, it's their first "business," and they should be encouraged to continue to spirit of female leadership.
Give the power of light with Luci
MPowerd, the maker of the Luci brand, which offers several indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures and candles, has a program that helps you shed "light" into others' lives. Through Give Luci, you can give light to those who need them. As an example, one of their partner organizations, New Course, donates lights to female entrepreneurs in Kenya, where they're able to re-sell them and contribute to their community. This village, called Massai, now has 350 women selling and distributing lights, giving them strength and power, and most importantly, each other. Through these meetings, they've been able to work together to fight against female genital cutting in their homeland because they feel empowered to fight back.
Give women jobs with Songa Designs International
One way to help women around the world is to provide them with employment opportunities, and that's exactly what Songa Designs International, a socially conscious accessories and lifestyle brand is doing. They work with more than 150 women in Rwanda and East Africa to create their items, paying them generously for their work. By purchasing a piece from this collection, you're helping a woman hundreds of miles away build a life for herself that she wouldn't have had otherwise.
Help fund clean drinking water with AMAIÒ Swim
Going on a springtime trip and need a new bathingsuit? Consider shopping around on AMAIÒ Swim, which partners with The Thirst Project. They donate a percentage of their annual total revenue to this charity, allowing women and children in local communities to have clean, accessible, drinking water. That's one way to make a big splash!
Get prenatal vitamins to women in developing countries with Rainbow Light
When you stop by your local pharmacy to stock up on vitamin C, you might notice the widely known vitamin brand, Rainbow Light. In addition to fueling your body with the nutrients it needs—with specialty vitamins for men, women, moms-to-be, and more—they also have a Global Good program. Through this, they donate 1 percent of all product sales in the form of multivitamins for malnourished women and children around the world. By working with the non-profit, Vitamin Angels, they've donated more than 40 million prenatal tablets since 1994, benefitting more than 100,000 women in Haiti, Ivory Coast, Guatemala, Peru, Dominican Republic, Philippines, and Kenya.