10 International Women’s Day Things to Buy That Will Actually Help Women

They’re all care of female-led companies, too.

By: Emily Ramshaw
Photography: Alec Kugler

We already told you that we are adhering to the Women’s Strike guidelines that ask that we only spend money at independent or female-owned companies today. Because money talks. It talks when you spend it; it talks when you take it away; it talks when you gift it (generously, often, or just every once in awhile). With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some excellent places to spend your money today while you’re not spending money elsewhere (big box, mass, etc.). All of these companies are owned by and founded by women, and all are donating at least a portion of the proceeds—if not all—to organizations that make a big difference for women living here and around the world. As La Ligne, cofounder Molly Howard, told us, “As female founders, we’re inspired by the work Free The Nipple is doing to raise awareness for gender equality. And we’re excited to be able to offer customers the chance to get involved in a great cause and celebrate International Women’s Day in a way that feels true to us.” (Also, how good is their clever, cute, and statement-making Libérez le Nipple t-shirt?) Today, spend your money where it counts.


Tatcha Limited Edition One in a Million Classic Polish, $65

Each full-size skincare purchase funds a day of school for girls around the world in partnership with Room to Read.

La Ligne Free The Nipple T-shirt, $115

20% of sales of the t-shirt will be donated to the next Free The Nipple campaign, The Human Campaign.

“Celebrate Women” by Dana Veraldi of Deerdana, $50

Proceeds will go directly to Planned Parenthood.

Feed Woman on a Mission Tote, $25

Provides 10 school meals for children around the world.

Aday Statement Scarf, $60

On Wednesday, March 8, 50% of all proceeds from Aday’s site will be donated to Vital Voices.

Vincetta Sculpted Shoulder Vest, $495

10% off all March sales from Vincetta’s online store will be donated to NYC local Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

A.L.C. The Woman Tee, $98

All proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.

Oeuf Children’s Feminist Crown, $44

100% of all Oeuf online sales on Wednesday, March 8 to Sanctuary for Families.

Violet Grey Beauty Set that Gives Back, $100

100% of the revenue from this box set will benefit the annual Make March Matter fund-raising campaign for the nonprofit pediatric Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Maiyet x The Brave Collection Tassel Cuff, $115

15% of bracelet sales will benefit Planned Parenthood.