Want to shop guilt-free? March 8th is International Women’s Day and tons of your favourite brands are offering up limited-edition items that support women’s organizations. From massive retailers giving back to the women who make their clothes to local brands supporting Canadian charities, there’s plenty of ways to help women and girls in need with the click of a button. Scroll through for 17 amazing finds to Add to Cart this International Women’s Day
17 ways you can support women this International Women’s Day through shopping
smash + tessOn March 8th, Smash + Tess (whose rompers you’ve likely seen all over your Instagram feed) are releasing a limited-edition romper with all proceeds benefiting B.C. Women’s Hospital Foundation. There’s no better time to get in on the trend!
The For Real Romper, $119 at Smash + Tess.smash + tess
EvioNewly launched Canadian beauty brand, Evio, is committed to supporting women year-round by donating $1 from the sale of every product to Canadian Women’s Foundation. For IWD, they’re going above-and-beyond — their partner, Aurora Cannabis, will be matching all donations from March 7 to April 8.
Blendable Blush, $20 at Evio.Evio
EverNewOn March 8th, for every pair of Grace Pants sold online and in-store, Ever New will donate a pair to Dress for Success, an organization which provides women with free resources, including professional clothing, mentoring and career-coaching, to help them find employment.
Grace Pant, $90 at Ever New.EverNew
BanquetVancouver-based brand, Banquet, designed a t-shirt that is, “inspired by the women who came before us, the feminists inspiring us today, and our sons and daughters who are up next.” 25 per cent from every sale will be donated to Madre, an international women’s rights organization focused on areas including ending gender violence.
Radical Women T-shirt, $52 at Etsy. Banquet
Banana RepublicUpdate your wardrobe with cute, feminist finds from Banana Republic’s latest Equality Collection. The brand will donate $5 USD from every sale (up to a maximum donation of $80,000 USD) from now until April 25, 2019 to CARE, an organization that’s dedicated to helping those living in poverty globally. CARE is a partner of P.A.C.E. (Personal Advancement & Career Enhancement), a Gap Inc. program that provides foundational skills and training to help empower women working in Gap factories worldwide.
International Women’s Day Canvas Tote, $55 at Banana Republic.Banana Republic
Elizabeth ArdenAs part of their “March On” campaign, global beauty brand Elizabeth Arden has launched a limited-edition lipstick in which 100 per cent of proceeds will go to UN Women, an organization dedicated to fighting gender inequality. The bold pink shade, which is signed by Reese Witherspoon, is available on the brand’s website and major department stores during the month of March.
Limited Edition Beautiful Colour Moisturizing Lipstick in Pink Punch, $27, at Elizabeth Arden.Elizabeth Arden
grayesCanadian womenswear brand Grayes understands the role that clothing has when it comes to finding a job. To help women with less access to things like suiting and work clothes, they’ve partnered with Dress for Success and will donate 15 per cent to the organization and offer customers a 15 per cent discount for the month of March.
The Blazer Dress, $395 at Grayes.grayes
tonic bloomsFill your home with fresh flowers and support a good cause — 25 per cent of proceeds from the Girl Gang Ginny arrangement will support Toronto women’s shelter, Sistering. Plus, from March 4 to 8, every order will include a cookie from Girl Gang Goodies, a local, female-owned bakery.
Girl Gang Ginny, $44 at Tonic Blooms.tonic blooms
Caryl Baker VisageThis poppy blush, which is part of Caryl Baker Visage’s 1969 collection celebrating the brand’s 50-year anniversary, supports Rethink Breast Cancer, an organization that helps spread awareness and raise funds for breast cancer initiatives.
Bloor Bubble Blush, $25 at Caryl Baker Visage.Caryl Baker Visage
ebayOn March 8th, head to eBay for an exciting opportunity to shop Olivia Palermo’s closet, including Manolo Blahnik pumps, a Dior tote and 28 other high-end finds. 100 per cent of proceeds from this charity sale will benefit Dress for Success.
Manolo Blahnik pumps, price varies, at eBay.ebay
Old navyNot only do these t-shirts make a statement, they support a good cause. For International Women’s Day, Old Navy will be making a $250,000 USD contribution to CARE, which directly supports the empowerment of women working in Gap factories through their program, P.A.C.E.
EveryWear Women’s Day Graphic Tee, $15 at Old Navy.Old navy
Jenny birdToronto-based jewellery brand, Jenny Bird, is supporting Dress for Success Canada from March 1 to 10. Together, they’ve created a limited edition “Rarebird” pendant where $35 from each purchase will go back to the organization. Additionally, 20 per cent of all Canadian online sales from March 1 to 10 will go to Dress for Success Canada.
Share Pendant, $175 at Jenny Bird.Jenny bird
GapFor IWD, Gap is bringing women’s voices to the forefront by putting their words of inspiration, like “I am enough” on t-shirts. In addition, the brand is donating $10,000 USD donation to CARE, in partnership with P.A.C.E.
Forever Favourite Roll Sleeve Graphic T-shirt, $30 at Gap.Gap
Gill D Illustration20 per cent of proceeds from this illustrator’s collection “Badass Ladies” will go towards Girls Inc. The collection includes over 100 prints featuring your favourite feminists like Frida Khalo, R.B.G, Beyoncé and more.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Portrait Illustration Art Print, $9 at Etsy.Gill D Illustration
Hillberg & BerkCanadian brand, Hillberg & Berk, designed a limited-edition pin with 100 per cent of sales going towards helping women in need across Canada, with the ultimate goal of $100,000. Charities that they will be supporting include Safe Haven Foundation of Canada, a Calgary-based organization dedicated to helping homeless and at-risk teenage girls, Winnipeg’s North Point Douglas Women’s Centre, among others.
Venus Pin, $45 at Hillberg & Berk.Hillberg & Berk
Forever 21For International Women’s Day, Forever 21 partnered with Girls Inc, a leadership and mentoring organization that helps girls ages 6-18 across the United States and Canada, to create a fun, feminist capsule collection. For every piece sold, Forever 21 will donate $1 USD to Girls Inc, with a minimum donation of $50K USD.
Generation Femme Graphic Sweatshirt, $27 at Forever 21.Forever 21
saksUntil March 29th, 100 per cent of proceeds from the sale of “Every Day is Women’s Day” t-shirts will go towards Girls Inc. Priced at only $35, you’ll want to get one in each colour.
Saks Off 5th x Girls Inc Every Day is Women’s Day T-shirt, $54 at Saks Off 5th. saks