Shopping is fun, but do you know what's even better? Shopping at places that care about important causes and donate to these important causes. With the current state of the union being rather, erm, volatile, buying things from fashion and beauty brands who are donating to charity is just one way you can help ensure equality and justice for all.
Some brands have decided to donate a portion of proceeds to a certain charity for the foreseeable future, and some of them have been picking a certain time frame and donating a larger portion of profits to an important organization.
Whether you're looking to support Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, CAIR or any other important cause out there, chances are there is a brand that feels the same way as you and is willing to take a profit cut to benefit those in need. And it doesn't hurt that usually they have super cute merchandise to boot.
So the next time you feel the need to go on a little shopping spree, you can feel a little less guilty blowing all your money on that cute dress because you'll be confident that you're making the world a little bit better of a place, and the world could really use all the help it can get right now. So without further ado, here are nine fashion and beauty brands that donate to charitable causes you care about.
1. Earth Tu Face
Earth Tu Face Coconut Body Butter, $42, earthtuface.com
Not only is this body butter the cure to your dry winter skin, but Earth Tu Face will donate five percent of all online sales to Planned Parenthood for the next four years. FOUR YEARS. They mean business.
2. Cut + Sew
Heart On Shirt, $65, cutandsewclothing.com
All proceeds from Cut + Sew's Valentine's Day capsule "Heart On" t-shirts will go to benefit Halle Berry's charity project "What A Little Love Can Do," which helps women and children who have been affected by domestic abuse.
3. A Complete
Youth Preserve Deep Cleanser, $28, acomplete.com
Get yourself a skin care brand that does both. Not only does A Complete's line of products make your skin youthful and glowy, but a portion of their proceeds goes to the Angelica Fuentes Foundation, which focuses on gender equality in the workforce.
4. Herbivore Botanicals
So many brands are passionate about raising money for charity right now, and Herbivore Botanicals just had a sale to benefit the ACLU and Standing Rock, so the odds are good they will continue to support various charities throughout the year (or next four years).
Reformation created a set of dope "Action Tees" to benefit Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and EDF. For each tee you purchase, $30 will go to one of the three charities of your choosing.
6. Honest Beauty
Honest Beauty Concealer Duo, $20, honestbeauty.com
Each purchase of Honest Beauty's Concealer Duo benefits Girls Who Code and Code.org, who both provide more opportunities for females to get into the often male-dominated computer science industry.
7. Hardt Jewelry
Safety Hardt Necklace, $50, hardt-jewelry.com
Safety pins are supposed to be the new symbol of solidarity, so this necklace is a nice play on that. Ten percent of the proceeds from this necklace will go to help the American Refugee Committee.
8. Lisa Says Gah
Around the Women's March, Lisa Says Gah gave away "Feminin" tees and totes, but as a brand, the online shop supports diversity and equality on the daily by selling goods from small designers and artists.
9. Industry Standard
At the end of January, Industry Standard donated 100 percent of its profits to the ACLU. Yes, 100 percent. It's safe to say they understand the importance of donating to charity, so be sure to follow them on Instagram so you know when they'll be donating another one of your favorite. You'll also find a lot of inspirational and kickass content on there — you're welcome in advance.
Images: Earthtuface.com, Cut + Sew Clothing, Acomplete.com, Honestbeauty.com, Hardt-jewelry.com, Thereformation.com