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12 fashion and beauty brands that give back to women for IWD

Women supporting women for International Women's Day 2023

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Carla Challis
Carla ChallisCommerce Partnerships Editor
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Fashion and beauty brands love to support a cause and for International Women’s Day 2023, and there’s a whole host of brands that give back to women’s charities and organisations beyond IWD 2023.

What is the International Women's Day 2023 theme?

IWD is celebrated on March 8, and the International Women's Day theme 2023 is Embrace Equality. The IWD 2023 campaign theme drives worldwide understanding why equal opportunities aren't enough. "It's something we need to think about, know, value and embrace. It's what we believe in, unconditionally. Equity means creating an inclusive world."

Many brands support women's causes for IWD, but there's many that do it all year round - here's some of them:

John Lewis

John Lewis Polka Dot Dress

Polka Dot Dress, £69, John Lewis

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For every John Lewis & Partners dress sold online between March 1-8 2023, the high street brand will donate £5 to The Prince's Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign for IWD 2023. Never been a better excuse to treat yourself to a new dress...

 

Emma Bridgewater

Emma Bridgewater IWD

IWD 2023 1/2 pint mug, from £24, Emma Bridgewater

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, for the month of March Emma Bridgewater will donate £5 from the sale of each Personalised Votes For Women ½ pint mug to The Prince’s Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign.

The #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign will raise vital funds to support young women to build better futures for themselves through employment, education or by starting their own businesses.

The White Company

TWC Kiss Necklace

A Tiny Kiss Necklace, £49, The White Company

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Designed by TWC founder, Chrissie Rucker OBE, £20 from each sale will go to the #ChangeAGirlsLife Campaign for Women Supporting Women.

LK Bennett

LK Bennett Blouse

Polkda dot blouse, £199, LK Bennett

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For IWD 2023, 20% of the proceeds of every polka dot item sold at LK Bennett (from March 8-31) will be donated to The Prince's Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign.

There's plenty of polka dot pieces to choose from, including this classic pussy bow blouse.

Elemental Herbology

Elemental Herbology IWD

Elemental Experience x The Prince's Trust Body Oil Collection, £39, Elemental Herbology

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Create your own bespoke elemental experience with this bath & body oil collection, of which 10% of the proceeds throughout March will be donated to The Prince's Trust #ChangeAGirlsLifeCampaign.

Based on the Five Elements, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water, these aromatherapy oils can be tailored to improve your overall wellbeing and restore balance. Use in the bath, shower or directly on the body for the ultimate aromatherapy experience.

Orelia

Orelia Jewellery

T-Bar Bracelet, £20 each, Orelia

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Orelia will donate an item to Smart Works for every piece sold between March 6-12 2023, to mark International Women's Day. 

Collette Flood, Founder of Orelia, said: "It’s a privilege to work alongside Smart Works to add the finishing touch to a woman’s potentially life changing ‘back to work’ wardrobe."

Heidi Klein

Heidi Klein Swimsuit

Core Racerback One Piece, £250, Heidi Klein

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This female-founded swimwear brand will donate 15% of all sales on International Women's Day, March 8 2023, to The Prince's Trust #changeagirlslife campaign.

MATILDE Jewellery

IWD brands Matilde Jewellery

Charm and necklace, MATILDE Jewellery

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10% of proceeds from the Minerva Charm and Heartlock Necklace will go towards Plan International, to help the world’s most vulnerable. Through campaigns against global poverty, hunger and climate change, Plan International fights to solve the world’s inequalities.

Both pieces are crafted from 100% recycled 14ct gold and lab-grown diamonds.

Barry M

IWD Barry M

Womankind Bundle, £20, Barry M

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Barry M will donate £5 of every ‘Womankind Bundle’ to Womankind Worldwide through the month of March.

YSSO

YSSO Huggies

Gold Abstraction Huggie Hoop Earrings, £190, YSSO

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Greek/British mother/daughter design duo YSSO have collaborated with London-based artist Alexandria Coe on a pair of Gold Abstraction Huggie Hoop Earrings, featuring line drawings celebrating the female form – a central theme of Alexandria’s work.

Retailing at £190, the earrings will be available from March 1with 20% of the proceeds of sales during March and April going to the Schools Consent Project - a charity run by legal professionals which delivers sexual education workshops focusing on the topic of consent in secondary schools and youth groups.

Rachel Boston

Memento Ring

Memento Ring, £410, Rachel Boston

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Throughout March, British fine-jeweller Rachel Boston will be donating 20% of sales of her engraved Memento ring in 9ct gold to Women for Refugee Women, a female-led charity which helps to empower and give a voice to refugee and asylum-seeking women in the UK. 

Women for Refugee Women help to empower refugee and asylum-seeking women to speak out, become leaders and advocate for change. The network helps to combat the isolation faced by women seeking asylum and creates pathways for women to rebuild their lives with dignity.

ONLYCHILD London

ONly Child IWD

Rose Quartz Crystal Pendulum Necklace, £48, ONLYCHILD London

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ONLYCHILD London have partnered with the Young Women’s Trust with this Rose Quartz Crystal Pendulum abundant with healing properties such as love, compassion, femininity and is intricately connected to the heart chakra where they are often used in helping the heart heal.

100% of profits from sales of this necklace will be donated to Young Womens Trust throughout March and April, facilitated by Work For Good.

Yumé Jewellery

IWD Bangle

The Abundance Lakshmi Bangle, from £1,200, Yumé Jewellery

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Yumé Jewellery is donating a share of profits to support the work of Peace Direct through Work For Good.

 

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