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Fashionable Finds That Give Back – Spring 2012

While we all love to shop for the latest trends and fashion finds, it’s empowering to know that certain purchases can make a difference in the world. We should all strive to be socially responsible shoppers, and with so many products available, it’s now easier than ever. Here are a few of my favorite fashion finds that really give back!

 

Avon Empowerment Necklace

Avon Ambassador and Oscar winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, recently unveiled the “Empowerment Circle of Support Necklace” ($5, Avon.com) to raise funds for the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. The delicate silver-tone necklace features the infinity symbol, representing the unlimited potential a woman can achieve without violence in her life. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the necklace will be donated to the Avon Foundation, for programs dedicated to ending domestic violence against women. This beautiful piece of jewelry is an affordable way to support this worthy cause affecting women all over the globe.

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iHeartKids Tee

Soles4Souls and iHeartKids have teamed up to help those in need of one basic necessity, shoes. The two organizations recently launched the T-Shirt Project, a design competition giving kids of all ages the opportunity to submit their unique artwork for consideration. A colorful collection of some of the best drawings is now available for purchase online! A portion of the profits from the limited edition iHeartKids Tee ($20 -$22, iHeartKids.com) will benefit Soles4Souls. By purchasing one shirt (available in kids and adult sizes), five pairs of shoes will be given to deserving people all around the world.

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Three Dots Scarf

Three Dots (a fashion brand known for their luxurious contemporary knitwear) and Saving America’s Mustangs have come together to bring much needed awareness to the mistreatment of wild horses in the USA. By purchasing their American-made, Watercolor Silk Scarf ($60, ShopThreeDots.com), half of the purchase price will be donated to Saving America’s Mustangs. Funds raised from the sale of this versatile scarf (available in two colors) will go towards the preservation and protection of this iconic American animal.

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Rachael Ray’s Milk & Honey Shoes

Foodie and TV Personality Rachael Ray teamed up with Milk & Honey Shoes to raise money for a cause close to her heart, the Yum-o Organization! Rachael combined her two loves (shoes and food) to create this fabulous chocolate brown platform pump with snakeskin print. For each purchase of “The Rachael Heel” ($195, MilkandHoneyShoes.com), 100% of the profits will be donated to this wonderful organization that empowers kids and families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking.

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6 Fashionably Pink Products That Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many brands have released exclusive pink products to help raise money for this worthy cause. Show your support in style with these fashionable and affordable finds!

ShoeDazzle “Powerful Pink” Collection

Kim Kardashian’s site for the shoe obsessed has launched a limited edition “Powerful Pink” Collection to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The collection features three specially designed fuchsia shoes, two of which were inspired by ShoeDazzle clients who are breast cancer survivors. The “Stephanie” is a bold and sexy round toe pump, while the “Beth” is a funky, statement making peep toe bootie. The line also includes the "Zoom,” a fun and casual sneaker, as well as a zebra print scarf and quilted handbag. Each item is $39.95 and sold exclusively on ShoeDazzle.com, with 10% of sales benefitting this renowned charity.

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Fergie Footwear “Women’s Awareness” Pump

Black Eyed Peas front woman, Fergie, is going glam for the cause with her “Women’s Awareness” pump! These dazzling, peep toe heels are covered in hot pink glitter, and the perfect complement to any outfit. Fashionistas can own a pair of these stunning shoes for just $79, and know their purchase is making a difference. Fergie, in association with Brown Shoe Company, will donate a portion of the proceeds from the “Women’s Awareness” pump to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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Avon “Crusade Denim Jacket”

As the official Avon Global Ambassador, Reese Witherspoon is supporting the breast cancer awareness campaign by promoting the Avon “Crusade Denim Jacket.” The pink denim jacket is cool and casual, an easy style to wear for women of all ages. Retailing for $45 on Avon.com, 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade. This renowned organization has been raising money for breast cancer research, screening, early detection, and treatment since 1992.

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Elie Tahari “Key to the Cure Tee”

Elie Tahari has designed an exclusive t-shirt for Saks Fifth Avenue, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund. The “Key to the Cure Tee” features a pink, key filled heart with the words “Where’s there’s love, there’s life” printed on the front. The long sleeve, cotton tee is just $35, and a great casual top to wear with jeans and flats. EIF’s research fund benefits more than 50 charitable programs dedicated to finding new detection methods, treatments, and cures for women’s cancers.

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Ann Taylor “Pink Jewel Collection”

Ann Taylor’s head designer created the “Pink Jewel Collection,” inspired by the iconic breast cancer ribbon. The “Ann Cares Pink Jewel Ring and Necklace” are classic and feminine, both with large rose colored jewels flanked by clear stones on each side. These statement pieces retail for $58 each at Ann Taylor stores nationwide and online. 70% of sales from the Pink Jewel Collection will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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Rumba “Lafayette Cotton Candy Watch”

Socially conscious accessories brand, Rumba Time, is supporting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation by donating $7 ($14 in the month of October) from the sale of each “Lafayette Cotton Candy Watch” to the worthy organization. The hot pink, silicone watch is ultra lightweight and water resistant, perfect for those with an active lifestyle. Available for just $35 on RumbaTime.com, this bright and comfortable watch is fashionable, functional, and an affordable way to give back to the cause.

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Celebrity Products That Give Back

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood are taking charity to heart, working with worthy causes across the globe to make a difference. With the following charitable finds, you can be a savvy and socially responsible shopper all at the same time. Here are some of my favorite celebrity endorsed products that really give back!

Skechers Shoes & Soles4Souls

Skechers and Soles4Souls have teamed up to collect shoes for people in need around the world. Celebs like Zach Braff and Donald Faison are spokespeople for the charity organization, while stars like Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian support the mission as well.

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With more than 300 million children around the world without shoes, Skechers and Soles4Souls are making a difference, one pair at a time. For every pair of Skechers BOBS Shoes sold (starting at $34.95 on DSW.com), Skechers will donate two pairs of shoes to those in need. BOBS, stands for Skechers’ charitable mission, Benefitting Others By Shoes. The festive shoes come in an array of colors, fabrics, and styles, and are a fashionable way to support a worthy cause!

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MAC Cosmetics & MAC Aids Fund

MAC Cosmetics launched their Viva Glam lipstick collection in 2004, to support the many men, women and children living with and affected by HIV and AIDS around the world. As the official “Viva Glam Goddess,” Lady Gaga recently launched her own signature shade, a very wearable warm beige color that complements every skin tone.

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All of the proceeds from the sale of Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick ($14.50, MACCosmetics.com) goes to the MAC Aids Fund, which supports innovative programs to help those affected by HIV and AIDS. The money collected from one tube of Viva Glam lipstick can be used for 37 deliveries of dietetically sound meals, or even supply one woman a month’s worth of public transport to take her to and from doctor’s appointments. Embrace your inner Gaga and look fierce while giving back!

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Philosophy & Joyful Heart Foundation

Emmy award winning actress Mariska Hargitay is known for playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU, a woman who specializes in investigating sexually based crimes. Through her work on the show, and the countless appreciation letters from sexual abuse victims all over the world, Mariska founded the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004.

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The foundation has teamed up with skincare brand Philosophy, on the special edition Joyful Heart Shampoo/Shower Gel ($24, Philosophy.com). The delicate shampoo/shower gel/bubble bath has a soft peony scent, a soft combination of fresh, feminine, floral notes. 100% of the proceeds go towards healing survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, and helping them to reclaim their lives. Bring some joy to others hearts while pampering yourself with this light and refreshing shampoo!

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