16 brands giving back during Women's History Month 2023
Several brands are giving back to women-led causes during Women’s History Month and beyond — we rounded up some to check out now.
Since the 1980s, March has been nationally recognized and celebrated as Women’s History Month, and it can serve as a great opportunity to shine light on women-focused causes, organizations and charities to support this month and beyond. We recently covered a variety of women-owned brands that we think Select readers would want to learn more about. Below, we’re also highlighting brands spanning product categories like apparel, beauty, food, wellness and more that have pledged to give back on International Women’s Day (March 8) and throughout Women’s History Month, whether that’s through donations, activism or campaigns.
Major companies and retailers are also increasing efforts to support women-owned businesses and women-focused causes this month. For example, Macy’s is supporting advocacy nonprofit Girls Inc. by launching a month-long roundup and donation campaign online as well as in-stores. Brands Tower 28, L'Appartement 4F, Táche, OffLimits and HBFIT are all offering a 17% discount on products purchased through their sites on March 8, and that money will then be donated back to the Lower East Side Girls Club, which provides free art, science, leadership, entrepreneurship and more programming for young girls in New York City. The brands decided on 17% because in 2022 women, on average, earned 17% less than men.
Below we rounded up some brands that are giving back this Women’s History Month, listing them alphabetically. Certain brands are offering limited-edition products for Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, and every brand on the list is donating a portion of their profits to a charity that benefits women.
Athletic Brewing relaunched its Trailblazer non-alcoholic beer for the third year in a row with a new partner: Ladies Who Launch, a nonprofit that helps women and non-binary small business owners and entrepreneurs sustain and grow their own businesses. The brand says 100% of profits from the hoppy Helles brew will be donated to the nonprofit this month.
Ba&sh says 100% of profits made from the brand’s Women Are Fundamental shirt on International Women’s Day will be donated to Step Up, a nonprofit organization that supports girls’ success through programs, support and connections.
Starting today and through March31, Baked by Melissa will donate $5 from every purchase of the Lower East Side Girls Club x Baked by Melissa Cupcake 25-Pack to the nonprofit, which provides free year-round innovative programs in STEM, arts, wellness, leadership and more for young women and gender-expansive youth in New York City.
Actress Blake Lively’s sparkling non-alcoholic mixer brand is donating 2% of all sales made on its website to Grameen America during March. Grameen America is a nonprofit that helps women who live in poverty build small businesses through microloans, training and other support.
For each mauve dress (the signature color of International Women’s Day) sold through March 8, Birdy Grey will be donating a dress to Operation Prom, a national nonprofit organization that helps low-income students attend their prom by providing free prom dresses.
From March 8 through Mar.ch31, By/Rosie Jane is donating $1 for every Wake + Create Kit sold to the Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized groups get access to safe abortions and contraception. At the end of the month, By/Rosie Jane will match the total amount raised. The brand is also encouraging customers to write a letter to a clinic or woman associated with the nonprofit, and created a “text to give” number for those who’d like to donate directly — shoppers can text WAKEUP4WRRAP to 44321.
CASETiFY’s new International Women’s Day collection highlights designs by top female creators and features a variety of phone cases with bold designs and phrases that empower, inspire and celebrate women. This year the brand — which makes some of our favorite phone cases — will donate $5 from every case sold to the nonprofit organization, She's the First, which builds coalitions to support girls’ agency, access and equity in community-based organizations through training, funding and resources.
From now through March 13, Copper Cow Coffee will be donating one coffee for every $1 spent during the campaign to the Downtown Women's Center in Los Angeles, which focuses on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.
Intimates brand Cosabella will match all bra sales made on March. 8 with a bra donation to I Support The Girls, a nonprofit that focuses on providing essentials like bras, underwear and menstrual hygiene products to women experiencing homelessness, impoverishment or distress.
Now through March 31, 15% of Honeylove’s Give Back Bundle — which includes the brand’s LifeWear Tank, Silhouette Brief and Legging 2.0 — will be donated to the Kind Campaign, a nonprofit that combats bullying amongst girls in schools.
JIGGY Puzzles will donate 25% of sales generated from its JIGGY x Girl Scouts puzzle to Girl Scouts — and the partnership is ongoing. The 500-piece puzzle displays an illustration created by artist and Girl Scout alum Alicia Bruce, and it comes in a reusable drawstring bag with puzzle glue to preserve your masterpiece when you’re finished putting it together.
For every Women-Owned Tea Brands Box purchased, Sips By will donate $1 to The SAFE Alliance, a merger of Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace, both longstanding and respected human-service agencies in Austin serving the survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation and domestic violence.
UGG’s Scrunchita is a comfortable all-day slide that has a unique scrunched and puffed silhouette. For each pair of Scrunchita in the color Pale Chartreuse purchased from now until March 31, UGG will donate $20 to Kiva, an international nonprofit that expands financial access to underserved communities, including women-owned businesses.