20 Brands to Shop in Support of International Women’s Day 2021

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Trust us — you’ll want to click “add to cart.”

Meaghan Wray

Date March 5, 2021

International Women’s Day is almost here and with it comes a feel-good reason to get yourself some new clothes and accessories. In honour of IWD, brands from Roots Canada and Aritzia to Canadian designers like Hilary MacMillan are giving back with International Women’s Day products that give back to causes supporting women and girls. Get yourself (or your BFF!) a new vegan leather jacket, emblazoned with “GRL PWR” on the back, or a pendant necklace that lets you keep your favourite cause close to your heart — literally. Treat yourself to a luxurious L’Occitane hand cream, or a cozy sweatsuit appropriate for work-from-home vibes.

Scroll through the best finds that give back for International Women’s Day. Trust us — you’ll want to click “add to cart” to all of these buys with good causes behind them.

Put those extra Sephora Insider points to good use! The cosmetics retailer has partnered with Girls Action Foundation. The partnership offers customers the opportunity to redeem their points for a Charity Reward — 500 points equals a $10 donation.

Roots Canada

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Roots Canada has teamed up with writer and mom-of-two Emma Knight for a collection that includes a t-shirt, tote bag and wristlet featuring empowering phrases in English and French. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Girls E-Mentorship (GEM), a program that helps girls overcome barriers as they transition into adulthood.

Paris Jewellers

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The Canadian-Vietnamese women-owned company released a limited-edition Arrowhead necklace, co-designed by Shayla Stonechild in an effort to amplify the stories of Indigenous women. The necklace — currently available for pre-order and shipping in April — features a double chain, three diamonds and an arrowhead pendant made in sterling silver and plated with 10k yellow gold. The piece retails for $149, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Matriarch Movement, a non-profit organization that aims to rewrite mainstream narrative around Indigenous women.

Hilary MacMillan