The fashion and beauty brands that give back to women

The fashion and beauty brands that give back to women

Carla Challis

Fashion and beauty brands love to support a cause and for International Women’s Day, and there’s a whole host of brands that give back to women’s charities and organisations beyond IWD 2023.

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What is the International Women’s Day 2023 theme?

IWD is celebrated on March 8, and the International Women’s Day theme 2023 is still to be confirmed.

For 2022, IWD focused on #BreakTheBias, championing women’s achievements, taking action for equality and working towards a gender equal. Some of the pillars include creating workplaces built for women to thrive, giving women the power to make their own health choices and elevating women’s successes in creative and tech sectors.

Many brands support women’s causes for IWD, but there’s many that do it all year round – here’s some of them:


Domestic Violence Pin, £4, Avon


For every pin sold, Avon are donating 100{a0ae49ae04129c4068d784f4a35ae39a7b56de88307d03cceed9a41caec42547} of profits to the amazing Refuge and Women’s Aid. There are other charity products too, including Breast Cancer Awareness pieces, which have helped Avon to donate £25million over 25 years to breast cancer charities and charities helping women facing domestic abuse.

Ninety Percent

Rib Midi Dress, £250, Ninety Percent


Luxury fashion label Ninety Percent is called that for a reason – it reinvests 90{a0ae49ae04129c4068d784f4a35ae39a7b56de88307d03cceed9a41caec42547} of their profits back into the people and causes they believe in, including women’s charities.

The Body Shop

Shea Hand Cream, £6, The Body Shop


For over 25 years, The Body Shop has partnered with the Tungteiya Women’s Association in northern Ghana to produce all of the shea butter it uses in its products.

The brand pays a premium for shea butter for the women to invest in community projects, including healthcare, sanitation projects and education.

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Oliver and Alexander

Motherhood Tee, £24.99, Oliver and Alexander


Oliver and Alexander is a hub of luxury products for mum and baby. Despite being a new brand on the block, they are working towards their goal of donating 10{a0ae49ae04129c4068d784f4a35ae39a7b56de88307d03cceed9a41caec42547} of profits to women and baby charities.


Violet-C Radiance Mask, £65, Tatcha


Luxe skincare brand Tatcha supports education equality with every purchase, with The Tatcha Education Fund. 

Made 51

Freedom Laptop Sleeve, £28, MADE51


MADE51 is brought to life by UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency, a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.

The refugee-made products include bags, jewellery, accessories and home decor.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Hot Lips 2 lipstick, £28, Charlotte Tilbury


Charlotte Tilbury has pledged £1 million to help women living in the world’s most dangerous places, from the sales of their Hot Lips collection.

Thanks to Charlotte Tilbury’s pledge, the charity is able to bring their Stronger Women, Stronger Nations training programme into new areas, meaning more women will learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their communities. We salute you, Charlotte!

Edge of Ember

Fearless necklace, £95, Edge of Ember


Meghan Markle’s go-to accessories brand will donate £25 from all sales of the stunning Fearless necklace to the Malala Fund, who work towards a world where every girl can learn and lead. 

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One Love Carrie Watch, £169, Fossil


In celebration of the day, Fossil collaborated with author, designer and recording artist Cedella Marley – daughter of infamous Bob Marley! The collection includes a rose-gold One Love Carrie Watch, beautifully etched with Cedella’s signature and a vibrant interchangeable strap. 

What’s more, 25{a0ae49ae04129c4068d784f4a35ae39a7b56de88307d03cceed9a41caec42547} of all proceeds from the collection will be donated to World Pulse, a non-profit organisation that uses social networking to drive social change by empowering women

Fossil will also be making an additional donation of $10,000 to the Bob and Rita Marley foundation, which was founded by Cedella’s parents and supports the funding of the Jamaica Women’s National Football Program, The Reggae Girlz.

Astley Clarke

Theirworld earrings, £125, Astley Clarke


Astley Clarke’s capsule collection is a collaboration with Theirworld, a charity that fights towards abolishing the global education crisis to help reach gender equity for girls and women around the world. 

The new collection includes a bracelet, hoop earrings and pendant necklace, crafted from 18-ct yellow vermeil and adorned with white sapphires. 20{a0ae49ae04129c4068d784f4a35ae39a7b56de88307d03cceed9a41caec42547} of all proceeds from the collection will go towards Theirworld.


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