Seven Stylish Brands That Make Looking Good While Giving Back Easy


Originally written by Corey Kelly for and published on November 18th, 2016. Click here to read the original post.

By Corey Kelly

In the fashion world, trends come and go faster than a New York minute. But a designer’s motive to give back to an entire community never goes out of style.

Enter philanthro-fashion — the charitable act in which a designer or brand helps make the world a better place through consumer transactions. Nowadays, brands like TOMS, FEED, and Warby Parker easily come to mind thanks to their philanthropic business models and socially-conscious efforts to help bring awareness to important causes. However, the fashion industry’s revived interest in all things charitable wouldn’t have gained momentum without the hustle and hard work of one notable New York City-based shoe designer.

“From early on, I sought to combine my passion for business and social causes,” says designer Kenneth Cole, a trailblazing pioneer in the philanthro-fashion movement. “I’ve always wanted my business to do something more than just sell product, [and] I wanted it to be part of something meaningful.”

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