Do you feel good about the money you spend on clothing? You can experience difficulties knowing what to feel when you’re not certain about the ethics of the companies you support through your purchases.
Take a look at the following four clothing companies that are doing good works with the dollars they earn. Some will let you choose your own charity; others commit to specific programs based on their companies’ missions. However, all of them will leave you feeling great through the purchases you make.
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TOMS Shoes is one of the best-known philanthropic clothing lines. Every time you buy a pair of TOMS Shoes, the company donates a pair of shoes to a person in need somewhere in the world.
TOMS has grown beyond its original line of footwear to offer bags, sunglasses, hoodies, and more, but the original practice of giving a donation for every item you buy extends to the entire collection.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Want to save a little green on your favorite designer goods and give to a great cause at the same time? The Goodshop website offers coupons that let you do both when you shop with your favorite online retailers using their Coupons for Good program.
Saks Fifth Avenue is one of the popular retailers willing to give to the charity of your choice while offering you a bargain at the same time. Want Saks to keep you posted on the deals they’re offering? Sign up for updates on the Saks Fifth Avenue Coupons for Good page on Facebook.
Another retailer you’ll find at the Goodshop website is Ann Taylor. The Ann Taylor coupon page on the Goodshop site offers some steep discounts on outfits, jewelry, and separates in the designer’s classic signature style. Every time you take advantage of the bargains using coupon codes from this site, Ann Taylor will donate to your favorite charity.
Social media is a good way to stay abreast of the latest deals; follow the Ann Taylor Coupons for Good page on Facebook, and you’ll always be in the loop.
Are you the type of shopper who looks forward to seeing new merchandise regularly on shopping membership sites? Sevenly is a great option for you. All the styles have a positive vibe to match the spirit of the organization.
The site releases new designs each week related to a particular charity and donates $7 from each sale to that effort. The goal is to give $7,000 to the week’s organization, which means the company needs 1,000 sales each week to meet its goal. Every sale matters a lot — including yours. In less than five years, the company has raised more than $4 million.
Shopping for a cause lets you enjoy a bit of retail therapy while benefiting charities that work on issues ranging from cancer research to human trafficking. Your money supports ethical retailers and helps with good work at home and abroad. Discover the feel-good aspect of shopping for a cause.