We all need clothing. We also want it to be affordable and cute. So how about buying beautiful, affordable clothes from companies that use the money you spend to help change the lives of people all over the world? You’re getting great clothes, and they are using your money to make our world a better place. It’s a perfect relationship. Several companies do this, but I’ve compiled a list of my three favorite clothing companies that are doing great things.
The first on my list is an organization named “Sevenly”. “Sevenly” is a corporation whose focal point is “leading a generation toward generosity. Based on a simple, core belief that ‘People Matter'”. This organization creates 7-day cause campaigns, each giving donations to different non-profits. Their website also states that Sevenly is “Now widely recognized as one of the world’s leading ‘social good’ companies, Sevenly performs monthly, weekly, and even daily campaigns that change lives and bring awareness and funding to the world’s greatest causes.” That’s the thing that I love most about Sevenly… it’s customizable. You can go to their website and click on whichever non-profit organization you’d like to support, and then you’re lead to a ton of t-shirts that support that cause. They are a company that is making a difference in a wide range of areas, and their graphic tees are the cutest. You’ll never have to feel guilty for having too many t-shirts again.
“Out of Print ” focuses on spreading literacy to different communities and supporting all of the people involved in the book-writing process. Their mission statement says, “Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. It also supports the authors, publishers, and artists who made these iconic works an integral part of our lives”. Books are so important for a functioning, educated, deep-thinking society, and we need more companies who support this. Also, I love reading, and book-themed t-shirts are excellent conversation starters– something that is a real struggle for me. You know what will inspire those conversations to go even further? Explaining just how cool your Great Gatsby shirt actually is and all of the different people it’s helped.
My final choice for the three companies that are doing great things is Krochet Kids. I saved this one for last because it’s my favorite. Krochet Kids is an organization that has a specialized focus on empowering women. They provide jobs for women in poverty-stricken regions of the world, and they go the extra mile by checking up on these women to ensure that the organization is having a positive impact on their lives. They provide education, mentorship, and employment. One of my favorite quotes on their website is, “The true measure of social impact is not how well you can care for someone in your presence, but how well they thrive in your absence.” Providing these women with these opportunities has an immediate effect on their lives as it’s giving them a sense of purpose and income, but it also has a ripple effect on their families and the communities at large. It’s a little pricier, but they have some beautiful pieces, and you can rest assured that families are better off because of your purchase.
These three companies are an excellent way to begin contributing to a world that is in desperate need of your help. Each of them make different efforts for various different and important causes. Be sure to check out these impressive organizations and always take advance of any opportunity to do good things for other people.