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19 Things to Buy Right Now to Support Women’s Causes

It’s the best way to celebrate International Women’s Day.

By: Tara Gonzalez

People have always used fashion as a way to speak their minds without saying anything at all, and given that there are so many reasons to yell recently, fashion has only gotten louder.

When the current president of the United States called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman,” women around the world wore the phrase proudly on their shirts and hats. At the past two Women’s Marches, there were seas of pink as marchers proudly wore pussyhats. And on red carpets this past awards season, it was hard to spot a celebrity not in support of Time’s Up, with Grammy nominees pinning white roses onto their gowns, Golden Globe attendees dressed in all-black, and the Oscars set wearing Time’s Up pins.

But instead of just wearing something this International Women’s Day, consider buying something (that you can *also* wear) that directly helps important women’s causes and organizations. Here are 19 items–ranging from t-shirts to bracelets–that support everyone from the tiniest girl bosses at the Girl Scouts to the world’s future leaders with the Malala Fund.

OTEM donates 15 percent of the proceeds from their Resist collection to Planned Parenthood, and more specifically, to the Planned Parenthood chapters in seven high-need states. Started by a best friend duo and designed out of frustration from the election, this collection allows you to wear your heart on your sleeve and your resistance around your neck. As Isadora and Lucy say, “Say goodbye to polite dinner conversation.”

Stella & Bow donates 100 percent of the proceeds from this NASTY bracelet to Planned Parenthood. Because being a Nasty woman is essentially synonymous with doing good (and being a badass).

DONNI creates the scarves of our dreams. They were designed to provide comfort to those going through a traumatic experience and created by Alyssa Wasko shortly after she lost her father. The brand chooses a new charity to work with every season, and most recently they’ve partnered with The Downtown Women’s Center, which provides support and education to the homeless women in L.A. county so that they can begin to support themselves financially.

These Akola hoop earrings are hand-rolled by over 200 women living in the rural villages of Uganda, and 100 percent of product revenues are reinvested in providing them enough income to support their families.

One hundred percent of the net proceeds from Tory Burch’s Embrace Ambition collection goes to the Tory Burch Foundation, which gives women access to capital, education programs, and digital resources. Buy more bracelets, and help more future girl bosses!

Aurora James’ brand isn’t just on a mission to provide the people with what they want (insanely fuzzy bags and shoes and glitter boots), but to also create artisanal jobs for women (and men) in Africa! Buying anything from her line means supporting workers in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Morocco to do what they do best (create beautiful pieces) while also helping to provide them with a working wage.

SSEKO is based in Uganda and employs Ugandan women in a safe work environment with fair wages that go directly towards their college tuition. So far, SSEKO has helped 87 women go to college, which means we all need to buy these platform sandals STAT.

$100 from each purchase of this cashmere hand-stitched Lingua Franca sweatshirt will support the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which provides legal support to women and men who have dealt with sexual assault in the workplace.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Cynthia Rowley and Lingua Franca collaborated on these knitted wool berets, with 20 percent of proceeds donated to the Girl Scouts of the USA. Parisian chic meets cute cookie sales meets girls helping girls!

Alala has partnered with Equal Means Equal (EME), and a percentage of the sales of their Legalize Equality sweatshirt will be donated to EME, which is working to have a gender equality clause added to the United States Constitution.

Oeuf will donate all proceeds from the sale of this Girls Are Strong t-shirt (it speaks the truth!) to Sanctuary for Families, New York’s leading advocate for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and related forms of gender violence.

One hundred percent of the sales of this limited-edition Lunya Girls Girls Girls muscle tee will go to Girls Inc. LA, which is helping California girls be “Strong, Smart and Bold.”

Cuyana provides the unique opportunity of buying something new while simultaneously cleaning your closet and doing good. How, exactly? Well, by selecting “Lean Closet” at checkout, you will be sent a linen bag with anything you order. Once you receive your item, you can fill in the linen bag with pieces of clothing you no longer wear. They’ll then be donated to H.E.A.R.T, which supports victims of abuse in starting anew.

Wildfang is an essential feminist brand, and if you don’t already own a Wild Feminist bomber jacket, you should. Today they launched a Wild Feminist suit, and a percentage of sales will go towards the Malala Fund, which works to ensure girls everywhere have access to education.

La Ligne has partnered with Cleo Wade on the “AccountabiliTEE” with the words “I will tell you” on a signature statement t-shirt. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to Time’s Up.

In my opinion (and hopefully everyone’s) there needs to be more women-run businesses. Theory is working to help make this happen, with proceeds from the sale of this In My Opinion tee going towards WE NYC, an initiative that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.

A.L.C’s shirt for International Women’s Day is simple, and it lets everyone know who you are and what you’re proud to be: a woman (or THE Woman). All proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

And if A.L.C.’s shirt helps let everyone know who you are, this Everlane shirt helps remind everyone else what that means. Being a Woman = Being Equal, which is why 100 percent of the proceeds from this shirt are donated to Equality Now, which has been promoting equal rights for women everywhere since 1992.

Alison Lou makes necklaces with the heart-eyed emoji and that is also how everything she designs makes us feel. Her Girl Power collection has been worn by everyone (from Paris Jackson to Emily Ratajkowski) and it’s safe to say her Girl Power T-Shirt is also everything we’ve ever wanted. 100% of sales go to Planned Parenthood.

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