Sun & Sage Clothing helps street dogs in Bali
These clothing brands that help animals are a triple-whammy. You get nice clothing, the planet benefits (most are made from organic cotton) and animals are helped (the companies give a portion of profits to pet shelters, wildlife rescues or for farm sanctuaries). So whether you need to replace a battered t-shirt or are looking for a nice wool-free jumper, these companies are where it’s at.
If you are on a tight budget and find it difficult to afford clothes and donate to animal charities – why not just combine the two? Buy what you need to wear, and help the charities out at the same time? Everyone wins. Most of these items are made from natural materials like cotton or hemp. For recycled polyester, wash in a microfiber catch bag (stops plastic fibres breaking off in the machine, and reaching the sea, this can harm marine creatures).
Clothing to Help Companion Animals
- Wholesome Culture is a women-owned business that makes organic tees with water-based inks, sent in biodegradable packaging. 10% of profits are given back to animal rescue and environmental organisations, so far they have raised over $70,000.
- Sun & Sage Clothing proves that real men are kind to animals, with lots of nice t-shirts promoted by male model-types. Each purchase helps rescue street dogs from Bali, there are also tees for children.
Clothing to Help Barnyard Friends
- ETHCS sells nice fuss-free clothing in organic cotton, with plain packaging to keep things affordable. 40% of profits go to vegan campaigns. You can also sell or trade used items.
- Viva La Vegan offers bright t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts in nice colours and designs. The slogans include ‘compassion without action is just observation’ and ‘hardcore herbivore!’ By promoting the message, you are helping animals (popular at music festivals).
- Kind Clothing is a vegan-run company that offers organic cotton casual clothes, all printed with eco inks. And for some of the animal designs, they donate a portion of proceeds to wildlife charities.
- Vegan Outfitters offers 10% discounts to Student Bean card holders. All clothing is made with organic cotton using solar-powered sewing and 7 times less water, sent in plastic-free packaging. Find beanie hats, jute bags and mugs. Profits pay for kale (goats), hay (sheep), sweetcorn (chickens) and watermelon (turkeys).
- Greta Loves Mabel offers gorgeous illustrated clothes by Welsh artist Sally-Anne, who offers pet portrait and gorgeous greetings cards. Everything she sells donates a portion of money to animal welfare, and she offers t-shirts and hoodies.
- Heart Cure Clothing sells clothing to benefit a sanctuary in Northamptonshire, for rescued barnyard friends. You can buy t-shirts, joggers and hoodies.
Viva! (below)is a Bristol animal welfare charity that does lots of good work, focusing mostly on the vegan lifestyle. Next time you need to replace a t-shirt or sweatshirt, go here and profits help the good they do. Buy t-shirts at Animal Aid.
Clothing to Help Animals Abroad
Four Paws is an international animal welfare charity, which does wonderful work. It has its own online t-shirt shop, where you can stock up, and help them at the same time. Many have campaign slogans: like one that shows a dog saved from the pet meat trade: profits help charities helping to stop this trade.
Animals Asia Store sells clothing that uses profits to help fund its work to rescue moon bears, among other work. All these tees and sweatshirts are made from organic cotton, and printed in a factory using renewable energy. The range includes clothing for men, women and children. Many have designs by artist Ekaterina Sky, focused on the amazing Vietnamese Bear Sanctuary where so many are caring for Moon Bears.
Clothing to Help Endangered Species
Big Wild Thought offers really nice t-shirts and sweatshirts for men and women, often made from organic cotton and recycled polyester (wash in a microfiber catch bag). Established in Sheffield, 10% of all sales are donated to wildlife charities.
Ages Apparel offers nice urban-style clothing with profits helping to support endangered African wildlife. There are lots of nice organic tees and hoodies (and organic beanie hats), with wildlife & African illustrations. The company was founded by brothers, with British, Irish and African heritage.
Critically Endangered Socks are made from organic cotton and bamboo, profits help orangutans and other endangered creatures. These contain a little polyester, so wash in a microfiber catch bag. Or buy a limited edition organic cotton sweatshirt, 50% profits help protect areas for Cross River Gorillas.
Endanzoo (Canada) offers organic baby clothing. 10% profits help save black rhinos, African elephants, polar bears, blue-throated macaw and blue whales. NHS says to remove hats/coats/blankets in warmer weather (even if you wake your baby) to help prevent crib death.