Stocking up on these little accessories can make a BIG difference! Check out these summer must-haves that support some great causes.
When it comes to the season’s hottest accessories, our reigning philosophy is the more the merrier, after all there’s no such thing as too many options! And while we’d love to be able to bring home all the adorable things we see on shelves, we know that sometimes it’s not worth the hit on our bank account.
But what if we told you there was a way you could stock up on your favorite accessories this summer and seasons to come without feeling a shred of remorse? We discovered a way to do just that – by investing in trendy, yet timeless accessories that contribute to a good cause.
Check out all of our favorites, and the charities and missions they support, and score your next best accessory while making a difference in the world. We promise it will feel SO good!
The Hoff available for $95 at soloeyewear.com
According to Solo Eyewear, 1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to eye care and almost 80% of blindness in the world is preventable. With stats like that, you can feel really good purchasing these recycled bamboo shades that offer 100% UV protection and are prescription friendly. With each pair, a person is need receives prescription eyeglasses and even sight saving eye surgeries. Learn more here.
Bohemian Market Basket – Black available for $64 at thelittlemarket.com
The advantages of this on-trend straw basket-slash-bag are seemingly endless! It’s the perfect bag to carry your groceries (while also reducing your carbon footprint on plastic) and the sales support communities in the Bolgatanga region of Ghana to finally attain sustainable living using indigenous materials. Learn more here.
Miir 800ml Slate Water Vessel available for $25 at miir.com
Mir in Russian translates to ‘world’ or ‘peace,’ which is fitting since every time you buy one of their sleek designed water vessels, clean water is given to one person in need. So far, Miir has contributed to building 12 wells in the world – a number that will surely grow since this accessory is functional, stylish and eco-friendly. Learn more here.
FEED Guatemala Wristlet available for $27 at feedprojects.com
Since delivering nearly 85 million meals globally to people in need, FEED has become an increasingly household name. While their signature burlap bags immediately became a Hollywood fashion trend, their newest designs are equally fashionable, but far more affordable. This little wristlet is perfect for keeping your purse organized and provides 50 micronutrient packets to children in Guatemala. Learn more here.
Santa Barbara Palm iPhone 5 Case available for $20 at puravidabracelets.com
Pura Vida originally started making bracelets to help their friends in Costa Rica make a living, but the operation has quickly grown to encompass a variety of accessories like this retro beach-themed phone case! Not only does the company help provide jobs for artisans in Costa Rica, but their Charity Collection donated over $140,000 to over 190 charities in 2013 alone! Learn more here.
Beats by Dre (PRODUCT) RED Solo2 Headphones available for $199.95 at red.org
World renowned musicians Bono and Dr. Dre collaborated to create these Beats headphones that support AIDS treatment worldwide. RED has already raised $250 million to fight HIV/AIDS and your purchase of this hot new accessory will deliver 12 days of life-saving medication to a person suffering from the deadly virus. Learn more here.
Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.