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7 fashion brands that give back to women

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This International Women’s Day we’re championing the brands combining fashion with philanthropy by making charitable donations through their sales, supporting women around the world – not just our wardrobes.

Lindex X HER Project 

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On 7 February Lindex hosted the Art meets Fashion initiative, an art exhibition and auction with all proceeds from sales going to the HER Project. Each artist created original artwork centered on the theme of ‘Celebrating Women’. The artwork is also available in a wearable 12-piece collection online and in store to shop now.

Denim jacket, £59.99, lindex.com

Nectar Nectar

Nectar Nectar supports female artisans in India and encourages women to go out to work. Artisan development programmes provide them with training in trade skills such as jewellery crafting and wooden handicrafts, while life mentorship modules include literacy classes, business education and financial planning.

Earrings, £64, nectarnectar.com

Nannacay

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Nannacay – from the Aymara word for sisterhood – was founded by Marcia Kemp. The brand’s slogan is “creative hands transforming lives”, and its mission is to help local artisans in Peru develop their creative potential and share the vibrancy of their culture.. The designs are inspired from collections around the world are a huge hit with influencers. 

Raffia shoulder bag, £115, net-a-porter.com

Astley Clarke X Gurls Talk

Jewellery brand Astley Clarke has teamed up with fashion’s favourite face Adwoa Aboah to create a bespoke necklace. 100% of profits will go to Aboah’s organisation Gurls Talk, which aims to provide a platform for young women to openly address their experiences in a safe environment.

Gold pendant, £65, astleyclarke.com 

Ninety Percent

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New fashion label Ninety Percent dontaes 90% of its profits to charity. The London-based luxury womenswear brand aims to challenge poor working conditions and the negative effect fashion has by donating the majority of its profits to a series of charities. A unique code is given once a purchase is made for you to choose which charity to donate to listed on the brand’s website.

Seamed split maxi skirt, £80, ninetypercent.com

ASOS Made In Kenya

Since 2010, ASOS has worked with charitable clothing workshop SOKO Kenya to create the fair trade ASOS Made In Kenya collection. Once again, drawings by local primary school children have been turned into prints by the ASOS design team across tailored pyjama sets, ruffled tea dresses and tote bags.

Frill shift dress, £45, asos.com

Sezane Demain 

Sezane’s DEMAIN initiative was launched for the brands fifth birthday this year. All profits from sales go to aid the education, culture and opportunities for underprivileged children, which include our young women of the future. Over the next year, on the 21st of each month the brand will launch a new t-shirt with all profits going to La Voix de L’Enfant.

T-shirt, £45, sezane.com