Many of us plan to march in solidarity with our worldwide community this month. We are also donating dollars and raising awareness for organizations like Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and other, smaller, non-profits who stand up for our rights. We know that every interaction with another human being counts and that kindness knows no bounds. Through organized events and online groups, we are unfiying across industries like music, art, design, health, entrepreneurship, food, film (Meryl, we raise a glass to you!) and so many more…
Consider making an impact with your fashion also! Here are pieces to wear and companies to support as you make your presence known.
dyNASTY is giving 100% of proceeds from their signature collection – including the red beanie – to the Women’s March on Washington from now until January 21st.
They are contributing 10% of proceeds from all other collections to The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organizations that works to fight hate, teach tolerance and seek justice.
Piper Dalton’s design at Good Support will donate $30 for every bra sold to organizations that support women’s rights, lgbtq rights, racial equality, environmental conservation, immigration, and more.
Check out all of the designs on their website and join them if you are marching in D.C.!
At Upper Metal Class, 5% of sales of The Girls Rings/Necklace goes towards a non-profit women’s organization that places women and anyone experiencing -or at risk of experiencing- domestic violence with services that provide them with safety, education, empowerment, healing and hope.
Another 5% of sales goes to fund Project Object to help provide feminine hygiene products to local shelters for women, lgtbq and children.
I discovered this collection of beautiful, light-weight leather jewelry at Amenity. This cuff is the perfect piece for a practical, active woman to buy two of just like Gloria Steinem would (she buys bracelets in pairs)!
By the way, the portrait above of Gloria and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes was taken by Dan Wynn in 1971. The two women posed again for him in 2014 in the same exact way.
Next is a project Gloria is involved with that reminds me of a company I designed jewelry for back in the day called Lucina…
The Maiden Nation includes the Maisha Collective, a project of Heshima Kenya, empowering refugee girls and young women from DR Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Burundi with economic opportunities.
Each scarf is made using traditional African dying techniques, called resist dyeing, on cotton fabric purchased from a local vendor in Nairobi.
All profits are returned directly to Collective makers as weekly wages and support of their ongoing engagement in Heshima Kenya’s education and shelter programs.
These ankle boots say “Nasty Woman” on them and they are made in New York City! What else can one ask for?