Goods that Give Back

Michelle Nunn, CEO of CARE, shares her favorite things that give back to the causes she cares about most
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Michelle Nunn

Photograph by Kaylinn Gilstrap

Olivela clothing and accessories
Olivela delivers high-end fashion (Nunn is wearing Olivela clothing and accessories above) while giving back to projects that empower women and girls—20 percent of website sales go to various nonprofits, including the Malala Fund.

Thistle Farms lotion

Kaylinn Gilstrap

Thistle Farms lotion
I was recently thrilled to discover Thistle Farms—their products directly provide support to women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. I love that their business purpose is clear and their impact even clearer: creating environments where women can find the dignity they deserve in order to flourish.

Al Mashgel jacket

Kaylinn Gilstrap

Al Mashgel jacket
Al Mashgel is an initiative that gives refugees an opportunity to share beautiful creations with our world while receiving vocational training and economic empowerment. This jacket is one of my favorites from their latest collection, which I got on my recent trip to Egypt—where Al Mashgel is part of CARE’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection in Crisis Response project.

Her in Hero bag
I’m always inspired by how small collaborations can lead to impact at scale. CARE has had the privilege of partnering with the Little Market, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting dignified income opportunities for women and girls in marginalized communities around the world.

Her in Hero bag

Kaylinn Gilstrap

Living Blue scarves

Kaylinn Gilstrap

Living Blue scarves
The women at Living Blue are a testament to the resilience of women around the world who are supporting their families by starting businesses despite the challenges around them. Artisans earn a fair wage and have total control of profits; surpluses often go to local communities and help create prosperity and stability.

The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates

Kaylinn Gilstrap

The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates
Melinda’s account surfaces the importance of gender equity through stories and examples from her many travels across the globe; proceeds from its sale benefit a number of nonprofits.

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