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Today is International Women’s Day, which also happens to be one week into Women’s History Month. Several retailers are running sales, deals, and initiatives that give back in recognition of the global day that celebrates the achievements of women everywhere and raises awareness about gender equality. Below, here are some of our favorite brands that are recognizing International Women’s Day by donating a portion of their proceeds to organizations that empower women. If you want to learn more about the global day, check out the International Women’s Day website.
Beginning in March and continuing throughout 2021, Anthropologie will be partnering with She’s the First, a non-profit charitable organization that teams up with grassroots, women-led organizations across the world to ensure that girls are educated, respected, and heard. One percent of dress purchases made at Anthropologie during March will be donated to the organization.
Now through March 14, UGG will be donating $25 per pair of its Fluff Yeah slides sold in the color “apple” to HERproject, a collaborative initiative that seeks to educate and empower women in global supply chains. UGG’s minimum guaranteed donation to the initiative is $50,000.
On March 8, Benefit Cosmetics is partnering with Dress For Success—a non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence—and supporting the non-profit’s goal of raising $25,000 for women worldwide. You can donate one hour of your pay to go toward the cause.
Luxury sport brand Caraa will be donating 15% of all purchases made on March 8 to the National Women’s Law Center, an organization fighting for gender justice in courts, public policy, and society.
On March 8, use code WOMEN21 to take 15% off full-priced styles at lingerie and womenswear brand Araks. In addition, proceeds from the brand’s limited-edition prints will be donated to Girls Inc., a non-profit organization that mentors and supports the development of girls ages 6 to 18.
Womenswear brand M.M.LaFleur is donating 50% of proceeds from a selection of cozy styles to Bring Change to Mind, an organization that seeks to end the stigma against mental illness.
SAKS OFF 5TH
Saks Off 5th will donate 15% of net proceeds from the sales of its exclusive 14K Yellow Gold Vermeil Paperclip Chain Bracelet to Girls Inc., now until March 30 (or until the bracelet sells out).
Now through March 8, Intoxicated Cosmetics, a cruelty-free, venom-based skincare line founded by female entrepreneur Rachel Sommers, is honoring International Women’s Day in two ways. Each serum on the site is buy one, get one 50% off, and for every order placed through Monday, Intoxicated Cosmetics will donate $15 to Casa Myrna, a Boston organization that promotes domestic violence awareness efforts and offers shelter and supportive services to survivors. Use code GIRLPOWER at checkout.
Thinx supports women all year with the GiveRise campaign—an initiative aimed at ending shame around reproductive health, promoting inclusivity, and fighting for menstrual equity by advancing access to period products. Any time you purchase Thinx, a portion of your proceeds will go directly toward the cause.
Batiste Dry Shampoo is partnering with Vital Voices—a non-profit organization that invests in, and brings visibility to, women around the world working to solve challenges like gender-based violence and economic inequality. Batiste is donating $100,000 to the organization’s mission, and has also released a limited-edition dry shampoo aptly named Wonder Woman Dry Shampoo.
Papier teamed up with Adwoa Aboah, British fashion model and founder of Gurls Talk—a mental health community that provides resources and a safe space for womxn to discuss anything, from social justice to mental health—to create a limited edition self-reflection notebook. One hundred percent of the profits from purchases made in March will be donated to Gurls Talk.
L’Occitane is launching a new solidarity hand cream in honor of International Women’s Day. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to finance NGO projects to promote women’s leadership in Burkina Faso. In the United States, L’Occitane will be donating to Black Women’s Health Imperative, supporting Black women’s health and empowerment programs in the nation.
Activewear brand Outdoor Voices will be donating 15% of its sales on March 8 to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.
Now though March 8, CJW—an accessories brand owned by female entrepreneur and designer, Christina J. Wang—will donate 100% of profits from the History, She Wrote collection to Girl Rising, an organization that delivers research-proven education to girls around the world.
Now through April 13, Missoma—a jewelry and accessories company founded by Marisa Hordern—will donate 50% of proceeds from the Pendants of Power collection to The Prince’s Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign—a UK-based charity dedicated to helping young women gain the necessary skills needed to “live, learn, and earn.”
Sephora is teaming up with Project Glimmer—a non-profit organization that seeks to help build self-confidence in adolescent girls—and allowing customers to redeem points for a charity award.
Ba&sh is selling its limited edition t-shirt designed in partnership with Woman Safe. All proceeds will be donated to the Institut Woman Safe & Children.
Urban Stems is partnering with Bumble to create bouquets that celebrate women. The two brands will donate to the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.
Throughout the month of March, Casetify is donating $5 of every case sold from its Her Impact Matters collection to Equality Now, an organization working to end sexual violence and sex trafficking.
WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET
White House Black Market designed a limited-edition T-shirt in partnership with Ladies Who Launch, an organization that empowers female owners and operators of small businesses. Ten dollars from each shirt sold will be donated to the organization.
Now through March 9, use code TOGETHER to take 20% off sitewide at cosmetics retailer AHAVA. If your purchase is $50 or more, you’ll get a free deluxe hand cream.
Now through March 12, use code IWD2021 to take 20% off the Sweet Love Premium Bouquet at BloomsyBox.
Now through March 8, if you purchase bracelets from Kendra Scott’s Giveback Stack (the Jenna, Everlyne, and Ari Heart bracelets), 20% of the proceeds will benefit The Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at UT Austin that seeks to empower the next generation of female entrepreneurs.
A female-founded small business, activewear retailer Onzie is offering $20 off your purchase of $75 or more when you use code GIRLPWR20 from March 6 through March 8.
On March 8, you can shop women’s t-shirts for $10 with eligible purchases at Macy’s.
From March 5 through March 8, take 25% off all mauve dresses excluding crepe. For each mauve dress sold, online bridesmaid dress retailer Birdy Grey will donate a prom dress to teens in need through Operation Prom, Cinderella’s Closet, and Project Manana.
Use code WOMENROCK to take 25% off sitewide at Zadig&Voltaire. The brand will be donating a portion of proceeds to the Loveland Foundation in support of its mission to heal communities of color by providing therapy and wellness resources to women and girls across the country.
From March 22 through March 28, shapewear retailer Yummie will be donating 10% of bra sales proceeds to breast cancer foundations Keep a Breast Foundation and The Breasties.
La Ligne is partnering up with The Lower Eastside Girls Club—an organization that seeks to empower young women—to create these embroidered t-shirts designed by a member of the club. One hundred percent of the sales will be donated to the organization.
Clean wine brand Avaline has launched its partnership with Lift Collective, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting diversity and equality within the wine world. Throughout March, Avaline will donate 2% of DTC sales to the organization.
A part of the De Beers Group, an international diamond company, Forevermark supports the advancement of women throughout their careers as miners, geologists, engineers, and more. For the past three years, the group has partnered with UN Women to foster the parity in appointing women into senior leadership roles and to invest in women micro-entrepreneurs and STEM students in diamond producing countries like Botswana and Namibia. By 2030, Forevermark aims to support 10,000 women entrepreneurs and engage 10,000 girls in STEM.
One hundred percent of sales on March 8 will be donated to Commando’s local chapter of Women United, a network of women within the community of United Way of Northwest Vermont, an organization that helps women and families in the area achieve financial stability.
Before I became the assistant content producer for Forbes Shopping, I was an editorial fellow on the affiliate commerce team at Business Insider. I studied creative