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 if you need to replace a battered t-shirt or find a wool-free jumper, try these.
If you find it difficult to afford clothes and donate to animal charities – why not just combine the two? Buy what you need, and help charities at the same time. Most of these items are made from natural materials like cotton or hemp. For recycled polyester, wash in a microplastic catch bag to stop plastic fibres breaking off, and reaching the sea.
Clothing to Help Animal Shelters
In the Soulshine (AU) offers organic cotton t-shirts, all produced in Bali, with ethical conditions. A portion of proceeds are donated to animal shelters.
Animaltopia (UK) offers organic t-shirts printed with renewable energy and sent in plastic-free packaging (you can even returned t-shirts at end of life to be recycled into new ones). The company uses profits to help animal welfare charities, and has so far donated over £7,000 to favourite causes.
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, and you can trade used items.
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).The company also sells vegan shoes.
Clothing to Help Animals Abroad
Freedom for Animals have a small online store, with nice organic t-shirts and accessories like this organic cotton beanie. Profits help this wonderful charity that focuses on campaigning for animals to be rescued from zoos and circurses, and also works to change the laws both in the UK and abroad, for better animal welfare.
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 stopping this.
Clothing to Help Endangered Species
Ages Apparel offers urban clothing, profits help endangered African wildlife. There are nice organic tees and hoodies (and organic beanie hats), with wildlife illustrations. Founded by two brothers, with a mixed British, Irish and African heritage.
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.