How to Spend It: Give

You know what else money can buy you? A warm, fuzzy, I-done-good feeling.

March 16, 2018

By Vancouver Magazine / Photo: Jess Watters, Unsplash


Hair Care That Cares

AG Hair already is doing good for the earth—the plant-based products are all-natural, which mean no parabens, PABA or diethanolamine are washing down the drain—but founder Lotte Davis (left) is helping out mankind (well, girlkind) in the process, too, with partial proceeds from each bottle sold going toward her South African female education charity, One Girl Can. Products from $17.70, aghair.com


Shopping Spree

Holt Renfrew’s special H Project department enlists designers from around the world annually to craft socially responsible fashion and acces-sories that give back—like Uashmama faux-leather planters made from ultra-sustainable fiber or Guatemalan Mercado clutches, which provide artists in poverty with a livelihood. holtrenfrew.com


Go Green

Sole Food Street Farms supplies local produce to some of the city’s top restaurants, so when you donate to their efforts (which include providing hands-on urban farming work experience to high-risk DTES residents), in a roundabout way you’re benefiting your next dining experience. Make a donation, and then really savour that heirloom tomato salad at Savio Volpe, knowing you’ve done some good. solefoodfarms.com


Dress Up

A few years back, fashion designer Treana Peake converted her Obakki fashion brand into a purely charitable endeavour—all sales of the essentials line and foundation products benefit the eponymous Obakki Foundation, which empowers communities in South Sudan, Uganda and Cameroon with sustainable development projects. So whether you’re stocking up on her super-soft organic tees or artfully frayed limited-edition Scarves 4 Water, you’re doing good and looking good. Scarves from $39; essentials from $42; obakkifoundation.org


See more from our How to Spend It package and put your money to work with the best ways to indulge, invest, give back and outsource your life.

 

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