Feminist fashion can sometimes feel cynical – but these products genuinely give back.
Wearing your political beliefs emblazoned across your chest (or dangling from your ears or neck) isn’t a 21st century idea. But over the last few years, feminist mantras have crept into our wardrobes like never before.
This is no bad thing, because political fashion is important. It can be a celebration, a protest, an identifier and a mission statement all at once. Move through the world wearing a T-shirt bearing a feminist slogan, and you’re sending a message to every misogynist who glances your way: we’re here, taking up space, and we’re not going anywhere.
On some occasions, however, feminist-branded products can leave us feeling a little queasy; a bit like major corporations have spotted the swell of interest in the movement and thought, “There’s an opportunity here.” Modern feminist fashion can sometimes seem strangely de-politicised – and you don’t need us to tell you that if your ‘feminist’ T-shirt is made by women working in a sweatshop on the other side of the world, it really isn’t very feminist at all.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a selection of feminist fashion pieces that actually benefit other women. Some of the items listed here benefit women’s charities through donated sales profits; others are ethically made by female cooperatives around the world, meaning that every purchase helps provide marginalised women with a safe, reliable income.
Go forth and shop with your conscience clear – and do your bit for the feminist movement.
ALEXACHUNG ‘Divine Feminine’ T-shirt
Phine gold 'Feminist' necklace
Mata Traders gold and green beaded bracelet
Roksanda x The Outnet tiered mint green dress
Mantra Jewellery ‘Empower’ necklace
Lululemon 'Love Crew' t-shirt
MyTheresa x Maria Grazia Chiuri T-Shirt
Ninety Percent rollneck sweater
Rosie Assoulin International Women's Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt
Pandora International Women's Day silver charm
Isabel Marant International Women's Day printed cotton-jersey T-shirt
Barbara Malagoli for Coppafeel T-shirt
Souvf Women Empowerment T-shirt