What if you could give to people in need while giving your own body the care it needs? A number of fitness companies are jumping on the one-for-one train, where your purchase provides either proceeds, the exact item you bought or social program assistance to someone in need. Fill your fitness wardrobe with philanthropic pieces from these brands that are looking to change the fast-fashion attitude.
Give to kids with cancer
Hat and apparel company Love Your Melon started selling beanies with a big mission in mind: to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. To date, the brand has donated over 134,000 beanies to pediatric cancer patients, and 50 percent of profit from all sales is given to its nonprofit partners, which work in the field of pediatric oncology, to fund cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for families of children battling cancer. The baseball caps and headbands are perfect for complementing a run or sweaty workout.
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Give to those without shoes
Made with natural materials like wool, Allbirds doesn’t just give back to the environment, the shoe company has partnered with nonprofit Soles4Souls to donate lightly used Allbirds sneakers to those in need all over the world.
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Give to the hungry
In partnership with Feeding America, the yoga and active apparel brand Spiritual Gangster donates proceeds from each sale to provide a meal to a person in need. To date, the brand has donated over 10 million meals. In addition, the company also gives proceeds from sales to Cambodian Children’s Fund, Make a Wish Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
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Give to incarcerated youth
Not only is the activewear from Wolven Threads sustainably made with recycled bottles, but the company also donates 5 percent of each sale to teach yoga to at-risk youth in incarcerated settings.
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Give to moms
Yoga activewear brand Beyond Yoga created Moms for Moms, a charity initiative launched alongside its maternity collection. Each season, the company partners with an organization to help and support underprivileged mothers-to-be. For every Beyond the Bump item purchased, a monetary contribution goes to help expectant mothers in need. Its recent partnership with Midwives for Haiti has resulted in a donation of over $10,000 for prenatal care.
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Give to animals
The Los Angeles-based activewear brand, LVR, partners with ARCAS, a wildlife rescue center in Guatemala. A portion of revenue is donated quarterly to help aid in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild animals but the donation efforts go beyond helping animals. The company also gives clothing to the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, whose mission is to create a safe space for women in need. Recently, it also donated a portion of sales to support California wildfire victims.
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Give to factory workers
Get this: 100 percent of funds at ShareHope are used to fund social programs in Haiti. The leggings brand works closely with factories to make sure they comply with the highest standards of corporate social responsibility. In addition, nonprofit ShareHope Foundation also provides a number of programs for workers like health training, high school completion courses and sanitation and waste management.
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Photo courtesy of Allbirds.