Everlane is an ethical retailer that provides radical transparency. They believe that their customers should know their factories, know their costs, and always ask why. Most retailers would classify their radical transparency as retail suicide but Everlane doesn’t follow the status quo. They know their customers are rule breakers and questioners so they gave them what they wanted, the true cost of their clothing. From the cost of the materials to production to shipping costs, Everlane lets you know exactly how much it cost to make an article of clothing.
Everlane recently launched their 100% Human Collection. The collection includes apparel for both men and women that includes the words “100% human” to remind us that regardless of who we are or where we come from, we are all, at the end of the day, human. While Everlane doesn’t work directly with refugees, part of the profits from the 100% human apparel is going to the ACLU. That’s the American Civil Liberties Union that help block Trumps first travel ban that banned Syrian refugees. Their pink collection that you see below, donates to Equality Now which works towards protecting and promoting the human rights of women and girls around the world.
We think that Everlane’s 100% Human Collection is a great depiction of retailers that are giving a damn about the refugee crisis. It is a clear example of how fashion can be used for good, and how it can help make a real change.
Shop the collection here
Many other companies are also working with or donating to other organizations helping refugees. Here are the companies we have found so far, and we encourage you to look for more as well!
7 Brands working with refugees by The Good Trade