Apparel & Accessories

Artsy Gear That Gives Back To Great Causes

You can feel good and make a difference in the lives of others when you buy these products that benefit various causes.

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Miir Vacuum Insulated Bottle (Pictured Above)
Cool-looking water bottles provide a little extra motivation to hydrate. This one adds some fun flair with its slanted grab-friendly top and different color options. The company also gives back 5 percent of proceeds, regardless of profit, to various clean-water efforts.
$28, miir.com

Hiptipico Wanderlust Backpack (Pictured Above)
It might not be the norm for a growing global fashion brand to be based in rural Central America—but for Hiptipico, that’s exactly the point. The company’s mission is to provide a pathway for Mayan artisans to sell their creations internationally. This roomy backpack works as a gym bag—plenty of room for your kicks—and is handmade from up-cycled textiles by a married couple in Panajachel, Guatemala. In addition to supporting local entrepreneurs, 10 percent from every pack’s purchase is donated to the Mayan Scholarship Fund.
$98, hiptipico.com

Bombas Marls Calf (Pictured Above)
Did you know that socks are the number-one item requested in homeless shelters? Neither did Randy Goldberg and David Health—but soon after they heard that fact, the two friends founded Bombas. The one-pair-purchased, one-pair-donated model has provided more than 1 million athletic socks to people in need. Available in fun colors and splashy designs, this crew-length model includes stay-up technology, arch support and wicking fabric to allow your feet to feel as good as your conscience.
$12, bombas.com

Handful Adjustable Bra Lizard of Ah’s (Pictured Above)
With the tagline “flatter, not flatten,” this company’s bras easily go from everyday to sweat session. The straps are three-way versatile (X, straight or tied halter-style), and the pads that come with each purchase make the bras a hit with many women who’ve had mastectomies. The company also has a cancer-survivor discount program.
$54, handful.com

Manduka Eko Lite Mat 3mm (Pictured Above)
What brings more Zen than a mat that’s sustainable? This grippy-while-extra-sweaty number is made from biodegradable, non-Amazon natural rubber tree, so you don’t have to worry about chemical off-gassing or toxic chemicals having been used in the making of your savasana bed. Namaste!
$52, manduka.com

Janji Wave Long Sleeve (Pictured Above)
Looking great while doing good goes together like a race bib and safety pins in this wicking shirt with a colorful design inspired by Kenya’s natural beauty. Tough enough for your run but soft for post-run lounging, and you can rest easy knowing Janji will donate one year of clean water to a person in Kenya with every purchase.
$48, runjanji.com