Give Twice: Panthera Collection - (RED) Converse - Monsoon

(RED) Converse Sneakers

Why give once when you can give twice with these great gift finds that have the added benefit of giving back to great causes... has partnered with designer Lori Leavitt to create a lion jewelry collection with 100% of Panthera Collection by Lori Leavitt going to H.E.L.P., to help the children of Malawai Africa. Leavitt writes that she choose the image of the lion for her collection because, ...[it is] a representative of the children and our support. It is symbolic of the courage the children in Malawi must endure on a day-to-day basis when faced with endless issues of poverty and illness. Prices range from $600 to $1,000. and up.

Converse has joined forces with (RED) and various artists to create its latest 1HUND(RED)s for Spring collection. One of these newest releases is the above This Is Not A Shoe design by London artist Andrew Mania (Artist #94). Mania writes about his shoe, Clothes or sneakers are just another set of materials to play with. And the shoe can be a work of art, or something other than what it obviously is. Converse sneakers remain one of those rare gift worthy shoes--we give these major thumbs up! Like all (RED) products, a percentage of sales of these trainers benefits The Global Fund's efforts to fight AIDS in Africa. Around $60. to $78.

Monsoon Accessorize has created the Rapunzel Charity Scarf with 25% of the profits from the sale of these scarves being donated by Monsoon to the Monsoon Accessorize Trust ( This money will be given to SOS Children’s Villages to support a project in Asia. £18.00

In honor of Renée Fleming and the Met’s 125th anniversary season, the perfume La Voce which is filled with passion fruit and white truffle accord and transcends to a rich floral heart of jasmine and lily of the valley. Along with notes of dark chocolate mousse and ebony wood winds, has been created with all proceeds benefiting the Metropolitan Opera. $200. As seen in Star.

When you purchase the Red Flower Ocean Petal Topped Candle (which is actually turquoise instead of red as the name suggests) $1 from each candle sale will be donated to The Blue Project. $34. As seen in Star.

The Muddy Moose is selling All Natural Lavender Goats Milk Soap with 100% of net proceeds benefiting the Cora Paige Playground. $4.75.

Looking for a wedding or prom dress and a way to give back at the same time? Take a look at gowns by Dalia where a portion of the proceeds of each Dalia gown are donated to Women for Women Int., an international organization that goes into areas like the Congo and assists women who have become victims of war. Also see the designers myspace page here.

Satya Jewelry designers Satya Scainetti and Beth Torstick have teamed up with Courteney Cox and David Arquette to create the line EB Mini Butterfly collection, with 100% of the proceeds from the sale of pieces going to the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. EB is a rare skin disease effecting children and a cause close to the Arquette's heart. Pieces range from $38.00 to $48.00.

Over at Elements of Style Blog Erin covered the Hope Star Collection by designer Elizabeth Showers in Fashion Friday: Jewelry That Heals. Showers collection benefits the Elisa Project and the National Eating Disorder Association.


Anonymous said…
I have a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse in leather and I have to say they are my ultimate favorites for doing concerts. What impresses me is the fact that you can indulge your passions while giving something to those less fortunate. Bravo for a well researched article that helps us do just that!
Gave That said…
Thank you so much!! Max at (RED) relations clued me in on the new spring line of Converse (RED) sneakers. Converse are my favorite sneakers as well and they really do make a welcome gift to band members. I have personal experience with that {wink}.

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