Brands Giving Back to Ukraine

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The conflict in Ukraine is continuing to escalate, with thousands of civilians fleeing the country and trying to find shelter from Russian airstrikes and military attacks. Being thousands of miles away can make you feel helpless when all you want to do is offer a helping hand to those suffering. However, there are plenty of organizations you can donate to that are aiding those suffering in Ukraine, and many brands have also chosen to donate a number of their proceeds to Ukraine, too.

As the Russian army continues to wage attacks against the innocent citizens in Ukraine, the country is fighting to keep a hold of its major cities. It’s becoming more difficult for people to find shelter or leave the country, so any and all aid is helpful. If you can donate to any organizations, please do, and please also consider buying from brands and companies that are donating to Ukraine as well.

Some companies, like H&M and ASOS, have stopped doing business in Russia, closing stores and blocking online orders from the country. Others have donated substantial amounts of money to relief efforts, like luxury brands Chanel, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton. More affordable brands, like Adidas and L’Oreal Paris, have ended contracts with Russian organizations and are donating money and product to Ukrainian refugees and relief organizations.

There are also companies donating a portion of their profits and sales to organizations and charities. You can make your purchase go the extra mile by buying from these brands, which will give a certain amount of your purchase to those helping Ukrainians in need. Since there’s no time to waste, here are 14 brands you can shop right now.

Brands Giving Back to Ukraine

Wellness:

Mixhers

This women’s wellness brand focuses on closing the gaps in women’s nutrition while also delivering relief from period pain, bloating, insomnia, and more. Each mixer is designed to create a delicious drink that’s healthy and helpful, like the Hernightly mix to help you fall asleep more quickly or the Hermulti mix that acts as your daily multivitamin. Until March 31, 10 percent of each sale will be donated to CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund.

Beauty:

Auraïha

Clean beauty brand Auraïha will be donating half of the proceeds from its total March sales to UNICEF to help the children and people of Ukraine. To ensure your purchase goes toward their donation, use the code UKRAINE at checkout. The brand creates clean beauty products like cleansers and serums that are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, and synthetic fragrances, and are cruelty-free and EWG-verified.

O’o Hawaii

All-natural and cruelty-free beauty brand O’o Hawaii creates skin-loving products like cleansers, scrubs, and masks from ingredients sourced in Hawaii. Right now, they are donating $1 from every sale in March to animal rescue efforts in Ukraine made by the Humane Society International.

Malibu Bronze

If you’re wanting to safely bronze your skin, Malibu Bronze has you covered. The brand created the world’s first-ever self-tanner with squalane, vitamin B, and collagen. Throughout March, they are donating 10 percent of profits to the Humane Society International, which is currently helping provide relief and emergency funds to groups helping Ukrainians and animals impacted by the Russian invasion.

Clothing and Accessories:

Kinflyte

What if a bra could provide relief from back pain and give you better posture? Kinflyte is the answer to that lofty question. The brand created sports bras that are both beautiful and supportive, ranging in sizes XXS-6XL and A-K cups. They also have comfortable tops, underwear, and leggings to pair with your new favorite bra. Until March 31, Kinflyte will be donating 100 percent of the profits from the Neo Pocket Leggings to CARE.org.

LensDirect

For the remainder of the month, LensDirect will be donating a portion of every sale to the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund in partnership with UN Crisis Relief. If you’re in the market for a new pair of glasses, there’s no time like the present. We’re fans of the Astor frames, which you can get in a blue color reminiscent of the Ukrainian flag.

Pleasures

Pleasures, a streetwear brand co-founded by Ukrainian designer Vlad Elkin, is currently selling a T-shirt with its logo in the colors of the Ukrainian flag on it, which was created by Elkin’s uncle, a Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator. “This is obviously so personal for me, so much so that I asked my uncle Vadim to design our T-shirt,” Elkin says. “He’s a Ukrainian graphic designer and illustrator who’s been servicing the local community and advertising for over 30 years.” All of the proceeds from the shirt are being donated to UNICEF, which is offering aid to children and families in Ukraine.

Rafi Nova

Rafi Nova’s colorful bags and masks for everyone from toddlers to adults are designed for families on the go. The company created a Ukraine Relief Collection, from which 100 percent of sales — aka, every dollar spent — goes to Save the Children’s efforts to provide immediate aid to the millions of children endangered by the war in Ukraine.

Made by Mary

Jewelry brand Made by Mary has created a disc necklace just for Ukraine. The necklace, which comes in silver, gold, and rose gold, features a pendant with the outline of Ukraine and a heart in the center, symbolizing our love and support for the country and its citizens. Throughout the entire month of March, Made by Mary will be donating 100 percent of proceeds from this necklace to the International Rescue Committee, which is working to provide on-the-ground support to displaced Ukrainian families.

Buen Camino Jewelry

Maker of unique earrings, necklaces, and more, Buen Camino will be donating $1 from every purchase to UNICEF to help children in Ukraine. While every single piece of jewelry by the brand is gorgeous, we love the evil eye pendant, which is a classic symbol of protection. This one is inspired by the colors of the Galapagos Islands, featuring bright blue and yellow hues in a pendant — which also happen to be the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

VIDA

VIDA is a global platform that offers unique, sustainable, and design-driven products that aim to positively impact people’s lives and overall well-being. In support of VIDA’s network of Ukrainian artists, the brand has curated a collection of products to highlight the art and voices from Ukraine. All proceeds from this collection will directly benefit the artists and UNICEF. The collection features colorfully patterned and floral masks, soft-knit infinity scarves, subtly stunning kimono-style wraps, and spring-ready pillow covers. We’re eyeing this weather-resistant, durable tote bag emblazoned with the colors of the Ukrainian flag in beautiful brushstrokes.

Tech:

Grammarly

Grammarly, the app that gives you grammar and spelling suggestions as you type, was founded in Ukraine, and has vowed to give $5 million to organizations and funds supporting the people of Ukraine. As an act of resistance, the company has also blocked users in Russia and Belarus from using the platform.

Home:

Door County Candle Company

Door County Candle Company is owned by Christiana (Gorchynsky) Trapani, a Ukrainian. She was raised in the United States, but is understandably deeply affected by the events in Ukraine right now. “This special Ukraine candle is a way I feel we can make a difference and help those in need. 100 percent of profits from this Ukraine Candle will be donated to Razom for Ukrainea Ukrainian 501 (c)(3) organization,” she says. The candle is blue and yellow, just like the Ukrainian flag.

Devon Raina

Brooklyn-based artist Devon Raina is donating half of the profits from his framed watercolor paintings to the Ukrainian organization Voices of Children, which arranges mental health support for local children affected by conflict. Each painting is rather abstract and full of beautiful colors and shapes. They would make stunning additions to a gallery wall.

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