International Women’s Day, a day for celebrating the achievements of women around the world as well as recognising what more needs to be done to bring about gender equality in all its forms, takes place on 8 March.
You might choose to mark the day by joining in with the official hashtag #ChooseToChallenge, by posting a picture of yourself to social media with your hand raised high and tagging it with the hashtag. Or maybe you plan on donating money to a women’s charity (Plan International, Women For Women International, Care International, Smart Works and Bloody Good Period are all great, but there are so many more so do your research to find one doing work close to your heart).
If you’re looking to make a purchase with intention, the below brands are all donating a percentage of profits to a women’s charity for International Women’s Day 2021 – some really great ones even make those donations all year round.
From T-shirts to jewellery, skincare and more, keep scrolling for our pick of the brands going beyond a slogan, taking a stand against gender inequality and putting their money where their mouths are this International Women’s Day 2021.
International Women’s Day 2021: 49 brands donating to the cause
Net-A-Porter has teamed up with 12 designers, including Simone Rocha, Stella McCartney, Anya Hindmarch and Anissa Kermiche, on an exclusive collection, with 100 per cent of the profits going to Women For Women International.
Sézane has designed a limited edition T-shirt, with 100 per cent of proceeds generated from the t-shirt globally being donated to Girls Inc, non-profit organisation based in North America and Canada.
For 6 weeks from 2 March, Missoma is donating 50 per cent from each Pendants of Power order to the Prince’s Trust for International Women’s Day campaign #ChangeAGirlsLife.
For each item sold from River Island’s special International Women’s Day edit between 1-14 March, £2 will be donated to the Prince’s Trust #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, up to a maximum donation amount of £20,000.
Every piece in the Lily and Lionel x Katie Leamon collaboration will donate 15 per cent of sales from the whole month of March to the charity Equality Now.
Mango has collaborated with Mexican artist Ana Leovy on a capsule collection of two T-shirts and a tote bag, all profits of which will be donated to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation, an incentive that promotes gender equality projects in southern India.
A handpicked selection of graphic PopGrip designs donate 50 per cent of sales to the Malala Fund.
John Lewis is supporting the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign in aid of Women Supporting Women at The Prince’s Trust by donating £5 for every AND/OR item sold (clothing and accessories, excludes lingerie) between 1 and 8 March.
Not On The High Street
Every piece in Not On The High Street’s Women Supporting Women collection donates 10 per cent of each sale to The Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women initiative.
Daisy Street has designed three exclusive T-shirts, 100 per cent of the proceeds from which will go to GirlGuiding UK.
Fig & Flower
The Ambience hamper includes Fig and Flower’s own blend of massage oil, relaxation blend aromatherapy oil, oil burner, tea lights, bespoke trinket tray, two hand poured nude body candles, handcrafted dried flower bouquet and ivory rose petals – 10 per cent of profits will be donated to Womankind Worldwide.
Fashion and lifestyle brand hush will be donating £1 from every item sold online from 5-8 March to The Prince’s Trust’s Change A Girl’s Life campaign, which nurtures, inspires and empowers young women to build towards successful futures through employment, education and training.
East London-based candle and greeting card brand Siren is donating 100 per cent of their card sales made between 6-7 March to Bloody Good Period, who provide period products to those in need. See more cards here.
Since 2018, the Tatty Devine x Fawcett Society collection has donated £3 to the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for advancement in gender equality and women’s rights, for every piece sold. To date, that amounts to nearly £15,000.
Model, mental health activist and Gurls Talk founder Adwoa Aboah has designed a limited edition notebook/journal collection for Papier. 100 per cent of profits from the collection for one month will be donated to Gurls Talk – the community-led non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the mental health and wellbeing of adolescent gxrls and young womxn.
100 per cent of the profits from the Shea Hibiscus Hand Cream goes to women’s leadership initiatives in Burkina Faso. The brand is also donating £2 from every Hand Cream Trio sold from 15 February-14 March 2021 to a women’s charity of their customer’s choice – shoppers can cast their vote here.
If you’re really looking to treat yourself this International Women’s Day, 10 per cent of the sales from Matilde Jewellery’s Deusa ring will go to Plan International, a charity committed to changing the lives of girls around the world by giving them access to equal opportunities.
£20 from each of Baukjen’s T-shirts sold between 2-8 March will go to the Prince’s Trust’s Change A Girls Life Campaign.
Edge of Ember
Edge of Ember has pledged £15 from each necklace sale to Women for Women International to support female survivors of war.
All year round, 5 per cent of Wake’s net profits from the sale of all their products goes straight to Women’s Aid, helping women suffering from domestic abuse.
Jewellery-making kit brand TOTL TomFoolery have produced a special bead pack in the suffragette colour of purple – 20 per cent of all sales will go to the charity Catalyst, a global nonprofit working with some of the world’s most powerful CEOs and leading companies to help build workplaces that work for women.
As well as running their Trailblazer Awards, Dai is donating £10 from every order placed online between 1-31 March to Smart Works, who provides high quality interview clothes and interview training to unemployed women in need.
Moo & Yoo
Moo & Yoo is donating £5 from every order made on their website between 8-14 March to their local Edinburgh women’s refuge.
With every Saalt menstrual cup purchase, Saalt donates 2 per cent of their total revenue to charities Her and Period.org to put girls back in school and women back to work so when their period starts, their world doesn’t have to stop. They also send a monthly donation of menstrual cups to Period.org.
A purchase from Mayamiko does good all year round. Mayamiko (favoured by Meghan Markle) is the ethical and sustainable womenswear and lifestyle brand based in Malawi, where it empowers and supports local women through employment, through its buy-one-gift-one face mask scheme and more via the Mayamiko Trust.
Astrid & Miyu
10 per cent of all sales made on Astrid & Miyu’s website on International Women’s Day (8 March) will be donated to the Prince’s Trust’s Change A Girls Life Campaign.
£5 from every purchase of the Elemis x Olivia Rubin Pro-Collagen Rose & Relax Duo on elemis.com from the 1-9 March 2021 will be donated to the Prince’s Trust’s Change A Girls Life campaign.
Flowerbx is donating £5 from the sale of any of their yellow bunches of flowers to the Prince’s Trust in honour of the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, from now until 8 March.
£1 from every item sold between 6-8 March by Heist Studios will be donated to the Prince’s Trust’s Change A Girls Life Campaign.
Nails Inc is pending a £1 donation from every product sold over the weekend of 6-7 March to the Prince’s Trust.
Saint And Sofia
A donation of £5 from every item sold globally on International Women’s Day (8 March) will be given to the Prince’s Trust.
For every item sold globally via whistles.com on International Women’s Day (8 March), Whistles will donate £1 to the Prince’s Trust.
The White Company
The White Company donates £20 to the Prince’s Trust for every ‘Kiss’ piece of jewellery sold all year round. They’ll also be donating £5 to the charity for ever £20+ candle sold from 5-9th March.
Charles Clinkard is donating £1 per sale of ladies shoes for the week commencing 8 March to The Prince’s Trust for its #Changeagirlslife campaign.
House of Lilah
Containing two loose leaf teas, bath salts and a candle, 10 per cent of all sales of the Soothing Relaxation Gift Set will be donated to the Young Women’s Trust.
For every order (of all products) placed on orelia.com between the 8-14 March, a piece of jewellery will be donated to Smart Works.
Betttercup works on a 1-for-1 scheme, meaning with every Bettercup sale, one Bettercup is donated to a girl in need of period supplies, all year round.
Air & Grace
In support of the Prince’s Trust’s #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign, Air & Grace has created a pair of bespoke, limited-edition pink Moli leather sandals, with just 100 pairs available. They’ll be available to purchase from 9am on International Women’s Day, 8 March, exclusively on the Air & Grace website. £20 from each sale will go to the Prince’s Trust.
From 8 March 2021 (International Women’s Day), for one week Emma Bridgewater will donate £5 from the sale of each Pink and Purple Toast 1⁄2 pint mug to Women for Women International.
For this International Women’s Day, Valle&Vik is once again supporting a charity close to their heart, Women’s Aid, donating 10 per cent of all proceeds site-wide for the month of March.
This Is Silk
Cotswolds-based This Is Silk is donating 10 per cent of all profits from sales of its pure white silk pillowcases to their local Stroud Women’s Refuge from now until 8 March.
The Bias Cut
Part of the brand’s Strike Out Ageism campaign launching on International Women’s Day, The Bias Cut has teamed up with six of their independent British designers and brands to create a collection of slogan tees and jewellery, with 20 per cent of sales going to Wellbeing of Women, the women’s health research charity.
For every bra sold during the week of 7-13 March, Royce Lingerie will donate £1 to Future Dreams, a charity dedicated to raising funds for awareness and research into breast cancer, and to support women through their breast cancer journey.
Wolf & Gypsy
To support International Women’s Day, ethical jewellery brand Wolf & Gypsy will be donating 10 per cent of all sales to Women’s Aid between 8-14 March.
Part of Sugarhill’s extensive #WearAndCare charity collection, £5 from every sale of this T-shirt goes to Plan International, all year round.
For every pair of Hey Girls new bikini-style period pants sold (launching 7 March), a pair will also be donated to Freedom4Girls, an organisation fighting to end period poverty by delivery products and education across Leeds.
Luxury leather goods brand Noble Macmillan has collaborated with artist Sasha Compton to produce two beautiful new limited edition journals for IWD – £5 from the sale of every journal sold will go to Smart Works.
Imp & Maker
Lincolnshire-based Imp & Maker has launched its Hampers That Help, filled with fantastic food, drink and beauty products from female-led UK businesses. £5 from every hamper sold will be donated to the Farm Africa Livestock for livelihoods project, which helps women in Uganda and Ethiopia launch their own sustainable businesses and improve the nutrition and education of their families through rearing goats.
Award-winning skincare brand 001 Skincare is donating £5 for every sale made between 2-8 March to the female-founded Beneditti Foundation, which seeks to unite the world through music education and creating life changing experiences for young people.