The pre-destroyed clothing trend of the ’90s is back, thanks to celebrities wearing one particular new version: the Harlow Destroyed BFF Tee.
After an impromptu giveaway proved highly popular among fans, the entertainer decided she should take her kindness to the next level.
Thanks to pioneering companies like Warby Parker and TOMS, a host of up-and-coming designers and brands are adopting the “pay it forward” business model. Whether donating products to people in need, ensuring fair wages for workers, investing in local communities, or bringing awareness to domestic and global issues, these philanthropic brands make gifts with meaning — and the power to help make the world a better place.
As Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse ambassador, Kerry Washington is bringing the social justice efforts she practices on Scandal to the real world. She’s designed a handbag with Tommy Hilfiger’s wife, Dee Ocleppo, to raise awareness of domestic violence and financial abuse. The proceeds of the limited-edition accessory, which is available for purchase now at Saks Fifth Avenue, will benefit more than 160 organizations all over the country that help woman become financially independent. According to a press release, “the purse represents the center of a woman’s financial domain and purple is the national color for domestic violence awareness.” Washington notes that the tactics abusers use to keep women trapped—like controlling their bank accounts and credit cards—is a big part of why women don’t leave, and she hopes her efforts will champion change. “I grew up in a household where we talked about politics and talked about human rights and civil rights and so those things are always on my mind,” she admits.