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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.