Accessories

Philanthropic Accessories That Look Good, Do Good

We all love donating for a good cause, but what about showing your humanitarian spirit with accessories?

That’s right, a variety of items with philanthropic backgrounds have been popping up around KC.  So go ahead and give to your favorite causes while getting some seriously cool pieces that your coworkers will be jealous of.

Kate Spade’s new initiative, On Purpose, is empowering 150 women in Masoro, Rwanda, to become a profitable supplier of Kate Spade products, which will enhance economic stability of their community of about 20,000 people. Support their efforts with this cute carry all ($128).

Down at Brookside Betty’s, Out of Print iconic book clutches and bags strive to help improve literacy around the world. For each product sold, like this adorable “Pride and Prejudice” clutch ($12), one book is donated to a community in need through the company’s partner, Books For Africa.

Clique Boutique just began to carry a variety of bracelets ($14-$16) by {made} community jewelry, a company that shares 9 percent of its profits with a mission it believes in—currently local organizations that grow, give & value fresh food for all.

 Photo via Clique Boutique’s Facebook page.

Not obsessed with any of these accessories? Standard Style carries The Giving Keys, which help homeless and low-income individuals find and keep jobs, and you can find TOMS wedges and sunglasses, like this bold purple pair ($138), at Frankly Basic and help a child in need with each item.