International Women's Day is an important date in the calendar every year. It's a day to celebrate the achievements of women everywhere, and to empower and inspire all of us even further. It also stands to recognise the work that still needs to be done in the name of gender equality. This year, there are many ways to celebrate and support the day, including picking up something from one of these 18
brands supporting good causes this International Women's Day.
Whether it's clothing or jewellery, stationary or beauty products, there are so many places to channel your money towards in 2021. More brands than ever are recognising IWD as an important milestone of our year so far, both by launching exclusive designs and through offering site-wide donations from a percentage of their sales.
Another way you can support International Women's Day (which is on Monday, March 8, FYI), is to use the official hashtag #ChooseToChallenge. Post the hashtag alongside a picture of yourself raising your hand high to support in your own way. It's totally free to do and still shows your allegiance.
Once you've done that, if you'd like to, you can enjoy a spot of shopping with a feel-good factor. From Missoma to Mango, Jo Malone London to Edge Of Ember, these are some of the brands doing something special to support IWD this year.
We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article. Wolf & Gypsy
Ethical jewellery brand Wolf & Gypsy will be donating 10% of all their sales to Women's Aid, between the dates of March 8-14. They have some gorgeous bits
you can shop online now. Edge Of Ember
Jewellery brand Edge Of Ember is donating £15 from each sale of their Fearless gold necklace to Women for Women International to support female survivors of war.
For IWD, Elemis have collaborated with designer Olivia Rubin to create this colourful Pro-Collagen Rose & Relax Duo. £5 from each sale will be donated to The Prince’s Trust to support vulnerable young women in the UK. Available until March 9.
On March 8, French brand
Sézane will launch a limited edition slogan t-shirt in collaboration with non-profit organisation Girls Inc, whose central goal is to empower and inspire girls and young women. Missoma
From March 2, Missoma will be donating 50% of sales from their 'Pendants of Power' to the Prince's Trust for their IWD campaign, #ChangeAGirlsLife, which aims to support, empower and nurture young women through employment, self-employment, education or training. There are three gorgeous 'Pendants Of Power' to choose from (which can be clipped onto a necklace chain), which you can shop now.
East-London based candle and greeting card brand is donating 100% of its
card sales from March 6 & 7 to Bloody Good Period, who provide period products to those in need. MATILDE Jewellery
Jewellery brand MATILDE has launched an exclusive ring in honour of IWD, and is donating a percentage of the sales to Plan International, which is an organisation that advances children's rights and equality for girls. The ring may be pricey, but it's totally gorgeous and for a really good cause.
Mayamiko really supports women year round, not just on IWD. The ethical and sustainable brand started in Malawi, where it helps and supports local women. It partly funds its work through its
buy-one-gift-one face mask scheme, which features a collection of gorgeous fabric masks. You can learn more about their work through the Mayamiko Trust. Net-A-Porter
Net-A-Porter have created
a dedicated edit for IWD, complete with 12 exclusive pieces. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Women For Women International, and the brands feature include Anissa Kermiche, Emilia Wickstead, Simone Rocha and Alighieri. The brand's followers are also encouraged to use their #PowerToChange message on social media; for every post tagged (along with #NETAPORTER) an additional £1 will be donated to the cause. Papier Papier has teamed up with Adwoa Aboah in order to raise money for her organisation Gurls Talk, which is dedicated to promoting the wellbeing of girls and women. From March 5, you can pick up a limited edition notebook and guided journal to support the cause. Bella Freud
Bella Freud will be donating proceeds from sales online of the new 'My Chica' collection throughout March. The funds will go towards the #ChangeAGirlsLife
campaign many others are supporting this year at The Prince's Trust. Laura Vann
V By Laura Vann is teaming up with the Fawcett Society to donate 5% of all March online sales to the organisation's campaigns for women's rights, fighting for equal pay and power. Flowerbx
Flower company Flowerbx is donating £5 from every sale of yellow bunches of flowers towards the Prince's Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign until March 8.
Shop the edit here. Bouclème
For every order placed in March at haircare brand Bouclème, they will donate £1 to Malaika, a charity which empowers girls through education in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jo Malone London
Jo Malone London has launched a limited edition version of their Peony & Blush Suede Cologne, decorated with a bespoke illustrated design. Throughout March, £20 of each sale will go toward Phoenix Futures, a charity that helps women manage their mental health needs.
Astrid & Miyu
Astrid & Miyu is donating 10% of all their sales online on March 8, which is IWD itself. The funds will also go towards the important #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign at the Prince's Trust.
Wellness and self care brand Yeye Mi does the work year round to help young women. £1 from every bonnet sale by the brand goes towards the She Creates Academy, which helps young women develop their own ventures, and centres around youth entrepreneurship and the economic empowerment of female founders. You can read more about their work
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