When there’s a holiday or special event coming up, you want to dress in your best. Rather than shopping at your typical department store, consider buying clothes that are ethically-made. These socially conscious companies go beyond just ensuring their clothing are socially responsible – they actively help in transforming people’s lives around the world.
Liberate Apparel sells women’s clothing and jewelry that helps women in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Their dream is to “help women find freedom from abuse, poverty, low self-worth, cultural norms that cause harm and every issue that inhibits us to live life and give love to others. ”
Synergy Organic Clothing
Synergy Organic Clothing employs women in Nepal to create women’s clothing and yoga apparel, all following fair trade guidelines. They are “always striving to be mindful and conscious in every facet of our business, [they] produce sustainable and organic fair trade clothing that lets you look and feel your best.”
4 All Humanity
4 All Humanity works with artisans all over the world in Africa, South America and Asia to produce clothing, jewelry and accessories. They “believe in the beauty of helping others, living fully, dreaming big dreams and loving what you do.”
One Mango Tree
One Mango Tree works with artisans in Northern Uganda to produce apparel and accessories. They “believe that economic empowerment provides the foundation for sustainable peace & development.”
BeGood is a brand curator that sells clothing and accessories from companies that give back to an eco or humanitarian cause.
Imagine Goods sells clothing and accessories that empower marginalized people in Cambodia. They “are creating products that care for the human race—giving opportunity for individuals to care for their children, families, and health… so that a new generation has a fighting chance to break the cycle of poverty.”
Did you find a dress that you liked? Let us know! Or is there another great company that we’re missing? Tell us about it. When you find your dress, consider completing your outfit with a bead necklace from Intrinsic, which is created by and helps refugees in Uganda.