Ethical fashion has become somewhat of a buzzword in the industry and with good reason. After all, historically speaking, the fashion and beauty industries haven’t had the best track record when it comes to issues such as waste, sustainability, and ensuring ethical labor practices. The beauty industry, in particular, faces the difficulty of ethically sourcing the materials that compose our favorite foundations, blushes, highlighters etc.
The good news is that as consumers have begun to develop an awareness for these realities, they have begun to demand a certain standard of social responsibility from their favorite brands, As such, many brands have begun to adopt a certain code of conduct; such as donating to charities. Furthermore, for an industry that is often called upon to examine its social responsibility toward women, it makes sense that many of these brands would wish to contribute to pro-woman causes.
Below are just some of the companies centered on beauty and self-care that donate to women’s charities:
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- Tatcha is somewhat of a cult skin-care brand; with many products that can be found on the shelves of beauty gurus and celebrities alike. The Japanese beauty brand donates to fund a day of school as part of its partnership with Room To Read Girls’ Education Program; which offers schooling to girls in eleven different countries in Southeast Asia as well as Africa.
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- Lipstick Lobby is exactly what its name sounds like, a brand focused on politics. Through profits gained from the sale of Kiss My Pink lipstick, the brand donates to Planned Parenthood. Proceeds from the purchases of its vitamin E In The Clear lip balm go to the UnPrison Project, which works to help incarcerated women and girls to rebuild their lives after leaving prison.
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- Philosophy is a well-known brand that produces many people’s favorite toiletries. They also donate a percentage of their earnings to organizations that address mental health, such as the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The brand gives special attention to organizations that seek to help those who suffer from post-partum depression as well as trauma from domestic abuse.
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- Cora is a menstrual hygiene brand that provides organic pads and tampons. The company considers combatting period stigma and discrimination as one of its main initiatives. As such, it is notable that they do not charge their customers in the US sales tax on any products sold on their website, as they pay for it themselves. Furthermore, with every purchase of a Cora product, the brand donates a period supplies such as pads and tampons to girls in developing countries who may otherwise not have them.
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- Beautiful Rights is another lipstick brand which also donates to women’s causes. For each product sold, 20% of their sales will be donated to the organization of the buyer’s choice, ranging from Planned Parenthood to Moms Rising, an organization which seeks to end discrimination against women and mothers within the workplace.