October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child. This day is dedicated to gender inequality girls face worldwide. On the Ripple Marketplace we feature products from brands that support the Girl Child and other causes we all care about. We hope this enables you to easily help in improving the situation of millions of young girls around the world. This blog is dedicated to 10 inspiring brands that are creating Ripples for Change by supporting girls throughout the world.
1. Headbands of Hope
Headbands of Hope helps kids with cancer in two distinct ways. For every headband purchased, one is gifted to a little girl with cancer, in hopes of lifting her spirits and helping her cope with losing her hair. Learn more about Headbands of Hope here.
Activyst is a beautiful brand that creates activewear for girls based on the belief that being physically active will make girls healthier, happier and stronger. Your purchases supports education and running programs for girls in Ethiopia and other places worldwide. Find out more about Activyst here.
3. Little Dresses For Africa
By changing your T-shirt you can change the world. Little Dresses for Africa provides relief to children in Africa, by distributing dresses to little girls, primarily in African villages, but also other countries in crisis. Any Little Dresses For Africa purchase supports their shipping costs to Africa. Learn more about this brand here.
Education can break the circle of poverty for both young girls and their families. Bené is an organization with giving at its core. Through their collection of scarves, Bene is committed to providing an education to girls in Ghana. They do so by sponsoring tuition, books, supplies and the uniforms for the girls so they can fulfill their dreams. Discover more about Bené here.
5. Buy The Change
Buy The Change enables women to bring their handmade products to the American market. These women are living in a variety of difficult situations around the world. Every product you purchase at Buy The Change provides these women with income and therefore gives them the opportunity to gain safety, feed and educate their children and become more independent. Find out more about this brand here.
6. Faircloth & Supply
Faircloth & Supply makes charitable clothing lines of beautifully hand-crafted garments. For each item sold, one school uniform is donated to a girl in Nepal. The girls are able to attend school and receive an education. For a young girl in Nepal, the benefits of education are for more than just academic. Girls who receive education are less vulnerable to HIV infection, human trafficking and other forms of social and economic exploitation. Learn more about Haircloth & Supply here.
7. Feel More Better
Do you want to make a statement with your outfit? Feel More Better has created a wide range of Tee Shirt collections. With every item sold, they donate a new book to an underprivileged little girl. Each product is unique, a little different and a little imperfect – just like every one of us. Find their products and read more about their story here.
PremaTouch’s handmade soap treats your skin with all-natural coconut oil soap while changing the lives of young women around the world. All soaps are handmade by women who have been set free from trafficking and now work and live in a safe and loving environment. Be part of freedom and support this inspiring organisation. Read more about PremaTouch here.
Sseko Designs is a fashion brand based in Uganda that makes beautiful leather sandals, handbags and accessories. Through fashion, Sseko provides employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty. Their beautiful sandals, accessories and straps are all made in a workshop in Uganda. Find out more about this brand here.
10. Infinity Headbands
Every girl loves her hair and every girl deserves a chance to feel beautiful - even if all it takes is a pretty headband to put a smile on her face. Infinity Headbands offers you inter-changeable headbands that are simple to use and adapt to any outfit. The brand gives a portion of every sale to foster girls in need. Learn more about Infinity Headbands here.
These inspiring brands show that we are all able to contribute to the worldwide well-being of the Girl Child. Strong girls create a strong world! Act today and support the International Day of the Girl Child by spreading awareness, sharing this blog or buying a product from one of these do good brands. Do you know any other brands that support girls around the world? Feel free to share them with us! Or are you selling products yourself that give to this important cause? Submit your own do good brand here and we'll add your products to the Ripple Marketplace as soon as possible. Together we can create positive Ripples for Change for young girls worldwide!
Doing good by shopping is great but do you know that crowdfunding allows you to also support the causes you care about? Want to find out more? On crowdRipple you can find projects that support the Girl Child. We've highlighted some inspiring projects in our latest blog including a crowdfunding project by PremaTouch.
Did you know?
Every purchase on the Ripple Marketplace can support a crowdfunding campaign of your choice. Together we can create Ripple fore Change. One Ripple at a Time!