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A Sweet Rock ‘N’ Roll Bracelet That Benefits Women, Too

Bracelets that benefit causes aren’t always the cutest, but jewelry designer Danielle Stevens is changing that with her Women for Women bracelet. Throughout March, which happens to be National Women’s History Month, Danielle will donate 60 percent of online sales of this badass leather and chains bracelet to Women for Women International, an organization that helps survivors of war rebuild their lives. We’re happy to decorate our wrist for a good cause, especially when it helps out fellow females — and complements so many of our outfits. [$40, Danielle Stevens Jewelry] Keep reading »

Get Rid Of Your Old Jeans For A Good Cause

We know you own a lot of denim. So when you tire of those blue jeans, don’t just throw them in the trash. Gap recognized the fact that many people own multiple pairs of jeans, which adds up to a huge waste. So, in an effort to reduce and reuse, the brand teamed up with Cotton Incorporated to help the charity, Cotton: From Blue to Green, which takes old denim, turns it into UltraTouch Natural Cotton Fiber Insulation, and then donates it to those in need. From today until March 14, drop off your jeans at 1,000 stores in North America and Puerto Rico to donate your old jeans to a good cause. Of course, you’ll not only feel good about your charity work, but you’ll also receive a shopping incentive–30 percent off your next purchase of jeans! [WWD] Keep reading »

Could You Spend A Whole Day Barefoot?

Already known for his charitable moves, Tom’s Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie created a business plan which allowed him to give back to children in need while selling shoes to the masses. To continue his mission, Blake is hosting the third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign on April 8 with a barefoot walk on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in California to show just how important a simple pair of shoes can be for an individual. “We ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes barefoot to experience a life without shoes firsthand and to help spread awareness.” It goes without saying that we take for granted the amount of shoes which are readily available for us to purchase, stocking our closest with varieties and pairs based on our mood while others go without a single set of shoes. Could you do it? [Heck yes! -- Editor Amelia] Register for events here and buy Toms shoes to spread awareness. [WWD] Keep reading »

Now You Can Shop Oprah’s Closet

Oprah Winfrey is all about the generosity. After all, she devotes an entire episode of her talk show each year to gifting the guests with her favorite things. Now, in an effort to “de-clutter” her life, Oprah went through her entire closet, and chose 150 items to sell on eBay. But while I’ll go through my closet to raise funds for new shopping trips, Oprah has a philanthropic motive. The funds from her sale will go to her Leadership Academy of Girls, a school that she founded. So, while you’re relishing your new designer handbag which was previously owned by a media mogul, you’ll be able to feel good about your new purchase. Of the 150 items, you’ll find all of the big names — a Valentino satin evening bag, a Tahari purple silk dress coat, and even Chanel. Bid on your favorites until March 11! [People Style Watch] Keep reading »

Simon Cowell Releases His All-Star “Everybody Hurts” Remake

Oh, that Simon Cowell. Just when Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean, Kanye West, Miley Cyrus and company were feeling all good about themselves for remaking “We Are The World” to raise money for Haiti, Simon releases his celebrity all-star version of “Everybody Hurts.” Jon Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Mariah Carey, and many others pitched in to rerecord the REM track. Give it a listen, above. Feel free to play “name that voice” in the comments section. Keep reading »

Check This Out: Scarlett Johansson Designs For Haiti Relief

Scarlett Johansson is the latest celeb to hop on the designs-for-Haiti bandwagon. ScarJo was able to quickly contribute to the cause thanks to her position as a Mango campaign girl and Oxfam ambassador. The result of her efforts: a tote bag design (available Mar. 1) that features an old-fashioned map of Haiti. No need to worry if your purchase profits are being diluted by the fashion corporation: 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Oxfam’s relief fund. [LA Times] Keep reading »

Chelsea Clinton Makes You Sweat For Haiti, And 5 Other Wacky Relief Efforts

There’s a whole lot of philanthropy for Haiti going around these days, which is heart-warming. I guess everyone has their own way of going about things, which is maybe why Chelsea Clinton organized a fundraising spin class at SoulCycle in New York. To get on a bike for the class, participants gave donations ranging from $100 to $1,000, and the proceeds went to The Clinton Haiti Relief Fund. Heck, I know I’d certainly pay a hundo to sweat with Chelsea Clinton. [Healthy Hollywood]

Oh, but Haiti relief efforts get more random … and sometimes questionable. Fortunately, most of them don’t include exercising. Not that I hate exercising. Fine, I totally hate it. Keep reading »

Posh And Becks Design Charity T-Shirts For Sport Relief

Apparently, Victoria isn’t the only fashion designer in the multi-talented Beckham family. Coming together for a charity project, she, David, and even their three sons, collaborated to create T-shirts for the organization Sport Relief, which “help[s] poor and vulnerable people” in disadvantaged countries. Whether they intended to or not, the shirts do take on a home art project feeling with their collages of stars, spray paint lettering, and images of David balancing a soccer ball. Keep reading »

You Can Help Haiti By Buying Perfume—But Should You?

Perfume maker Bond No. 9 has just announced that when you buy their “Scent of Peace” perfume, 10 percent of the proceeds will go towards relief efforts in Haiti (purchases in the next 30 days). Naturally, Bond isn’t the first company to offer charitable donations with product purchases, but this brings up an interesting point—is it honorable of brands to do this? As a shopper, does it feel ethical to be prompted to buy a perfume for a good cause? Or do you think you (or companies) should give your money directly to charities? [Fashion Tribes] Keep reading »

Charlize Theron Is Actually Kind Of A Good Shoe Designer

We’re just going to call it now. 2009 is officially the year of celebrity fashion collaborations. And Charlize Theron just made it into the design world at the last minute by teaming up with TOMS Shoes. But while many celebrities simply think they have the ability to cull fashion brilliance from their dramatic interiors, Charlize is using her style sense for a good cause, and given TOMS’ charitable aspect, the partnership really is quite perfect. Keep reading »

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