By Lindsey Coco for GLAM4GOOD
At GLAM4GOOD, we love accessories that are fashion forward, fun to wear and make a difference in the world. So we've made it easier for you to look pretty with a purpose this summer; from stilettos that promote prosperity and bags that empower women to scarves that create jobs, here's our GLAM4GOOD Guilt-Free Summer Shopping Guide. Check out, GLAM4GOOD founder Mary Alice Stephenson's favorite summer accessories that "do good" while keeping you in style.
The gorgeous clutches by Kayu
are colorful, cool and perfect for a summer night out. We also love how Kayu
gives backpacks to Cambodian children in need and how each purchase supports an educational or health initiative.
Founded by three friends who met in Nairobi, Soko
provides a platform that connects artisans in developing economies directly to consumers in a global marketplace. We love how these Kenyan artisans further benefit their communities by using upcycled and natural materials. Wear this bold statement necklace
on top of any simple summer t-shirt or maxi dress to instantly add a touch of glam.
Metallic is a great neutral to compliment any of your colorful outfits this summer. We want to wear these sexy silver and lucite platforms by Maiyet
has entered into a strategic partnership with NEST
, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to training and developing artisan businesses to promote entrepreneurship, prosperity and dignity in places that need it most.
Add a pop of shine to your outfit with a sparkling Tasman Ring
by Nettie Kent
. Nettie Kent
’s accessories are handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York and made from recycled materials.
Stay cool all summer long in a hat by Greenpacha
. Every Greenpacha
Panamanian-inspired hat is purchased at a fair price and 2 percent of the total sales are given back to the weaving community of Sig Sig, Ecuador.
it up this summer the Made
way! The Made workshop in Kenya produces unique accessories made with locally-sourced materials by artisans living in the shadows of one of the world's largest slums in Africa -- Kibera. In addition to investing in their employees, Made
’s profits fund Bidii primary school in Kibera.
are a gorgeous summer accessory. Tie one around your tote, ponytail or waist. This scarf supports local weavers in Ethiopia.
With the look of fine leather, these vegan bags are much more than just PETA-approved. From depression to melanoma, every Angela & Roi
bag gives back to a different cause. This perfect summer companion, “Sunday Brandeis Blue Tote
,” helps fund colon cancer research.
We love how this sleek pendant necklace
looks on top of everything we want to wear this summer. Check out Maiyet
's strategic partnership with NEST
Add a beautiful splash of blue to your summer wardrobe with this statement necklace by Knotty Gal
. A percentage of Knotty Gal
's profits go to funding a girls' school