October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Amidst the sea of “Pink Power” and “The Breast is Yet to Come” promotional merchandise, there are multiple fashion retailers that put their best foot forward and are donating proceeds from their sales to various Breast Cancer Awareness causes. In the interest of fashion (and saving boobs everywhere), here are some supportive retail stores that have gone pink.
Ralph Lauren (click here)
In 2000, Ralph Lauren Corporation launched the Pink Pony Campaign in an effort to join the fight against cancer. Through this global initiative, 25% of each item’s purchase price is donated to the fight against cancer. The organization aims to ensure equal and quality cancer treatment for all patients, reducing the disparities in cancer care.
With one of the largest product offerings on this list, Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony Collection has countless fashion opportunities that will turn heads in the best possible way. The collection offers all the Ralph Lauren essentials, from polos to sweaters and fragrances to home goods. Shopping for a cause has never been so appealing.
NakedCashmere (click here)
NakedCashmere has a beautiful collection in partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Called the Love Collection, this stunning release is larger this year than ever before. From socks to sweaters, these cashmere pieces are pricey, but worth every penny. As an added bonus, every item sold from the collection is a $50 donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
With a goal of $300,000 in donations this year, NakedCashmere offers the Love Collection all year round, claiming “every month is Breast Cancer Awareness month.” So save up and get your inner philanthropist moving to snag one (or more) of these exquisite pieces. They make excellent Christmas gifts for all the women in your life.
Grey State (click here)
If you’re looking for a retailer that aims to make a difference, both in raising awareness and in environmental stewardship, look no further! Grey State is a sustainable organization that utilizes solar power and fabric scraps to produce the energy needed to power their factories. They also donate a dollar from every purchase to the One Tree Planted organization.
Just in case that wasn’t enough to draw out your credit card, every purchase from the Pink Collection results in 30% of proceeds donated to the Breast Cancer Research Center. The Pink Collection offers a wide variety of dresses and blouses, all understated but chic, ensuring they’ll be staple closet pieces you return to again and again.
Charles & Colvard (click here)
If you’re looking for a little fine jewelry, why not choose a statement piece that actually makes a statement for awareness? The Round Caydia Diamond Necklace is a simple, elegant pendant necklace that sparkles as brightly as its wearer. A Signature Jewelry Collection design, this necklace boasts an 18K rose gold cable chain to support the disc of lab grown round pave diamonds that complete the look.
It comes with a hefty price tag, but the best part is that 20% of the net proceeds from every necklace purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
When passion and fashion converge, it’s hard to walk away. Shopping for a cause is enough enticement for most, but shopping to raise Breast Cancer Awareness with a selection of products like this is a no-brainer. So pull out that wallet, get your shop on, and lose the guilt. Every purchase from these retailers not only raises funds for some of the highest-rated research centers in the country, but also raises awareness in the sense that your newest fashion acquisition will be worn for all too see, making these selections “breast” in show!