Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inspiration: Style That Gives Back

{H&M 2012 campaign. Portion of proceeds go towards global AIDS and HIV initiatives}
Source: Designers Against AIDS
My inspiration this week, stems from designers/fashion brands that are using the success of their business to give back to the global community. What's better then knowing that the clothes and items that you have recently purchased are indirectly or directly helping some of the most marginalized members of society. Mentioned here, are just some of the brands that are part of this initiative. This serves as an inspiration to me because I know that wherever my career takes me, I want there to be an element of charity associated with it or platform for me to give back to the community. Plus I'll take shoes over a tax receipt any day!

{TOMS one-for-one program, gives a child in need a pair of shoes with your purchase}
Source: Curious Juice

{NewGen 10 Tees, where proceeds go towards homeless youth}
Source: Topshop
{Gucci Unicef initiative:  25 percent of the retail price for each bag will go to support UNICEF’s “Schools for Africa” initiative which aims to provide children with access to quality education}
Source: Gucci

{Favorites from the above mentioned collections}
1.Topshop 2.Gucci 3.TOMS 4.H&M

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  1. Love the whole collection, can't wait for it to be released!

  2. Love this post!


  3. Thank you for doing this post. There really are some brands doing such admirable work and giving back- I love it.

  4. ditto to the commenter above took the words right out of my mouth~ giving back is always such an amazing positive thing. xO!

  5. Great post! They are all going the extra mile, I wish all brands were doing this!

    The Urban Umbrella


  6. I love this. Love knowing there are great companies like this! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. This is such an awesome post! Love the great causes, and the awesome clothes :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  8. Fabulous post - loved reading about all the causes...some I had no idea about!