Do good and you will feel good. And as many friends of A Magazine can attest to, it also makes you look better.
Which is especially poignant during these trying times of Covid-19; most of us have more or less accepted the inconveniences of our new reality (stay clean or stay home) but there are also many who continue to struggle with illness, poverty and discrimination.
At the very least, said most of us can afford to pamper ourselves with a new treat this month. And to help you look better, you can do some good while at it. Here are some ways your next shopping trip can make a difference in others’ lives.
Support Breast Cancer Research with The Estee Lauder Companies
Part of the proceeds from limited-edition pink ribbon products by The Estee Lauder Companies will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Products partaking in this meaningful cause include La Mer Crème de La Mer, Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color Duo, Estee Lauder Limited Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex with Pink Ribbon Bracelet. Here’s another way to chip in: throughout October 2020, share on Instagram your Pink Ribbon pic with the hashtags #TimeToEndBreastCancer and #UnitedinHopeSG and tag a friend – $5 per post (up to $10,000) will support breast cancer research at Singapore General Hospital. For more ideas to get in on the action, visit here.
Help Feed Hungry Kids with Clarins
Building on the partnership between beauty mammoth Clarins and Lauren Bush Lauren’s lifestyle social enterprise Feed that began in 2011, this project aims to provide meals to school-going kids through the United Nations World Food Programme. Money also goes to funding the planting of rice crops to feed the kids. Now, by purchasing a Feed 10 tote bag or pouch with minimum spending, you can help provide 10 meals to a child in need. Visit here to buy.
End Hunger with Michael Kors
Michael Kors’ Watch Hunger Stop campaign has delivered 20 million meals through its school meals initiative but there’s no resting on laurels for its eighth year as it pushes on to achieve its goal of Zero Hunger. To allow you to wear your heart on your sleeve, the American fashion designer has rolled out a LOVE T-shirt and tote for purchase here. All profits go to the United Nations World Food Programme. Throughout October, you can visit select boutiques or here to donate $5 to feed a school-going child in food-insecure regions for a month.
Raise Awareness of Gender Equality with 2 Moncler 1952
Founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Girl Up positions girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality through leadership training programmes. To mark its 10h anniversary is a collab collection with 2 Moncler 1952. For this, designer Veronica Leoni created a jacket with the bold slogan, It’s Her Right, to remind young ladies the world over that they can forge their own path in society. Visit here to buy.
Support Social Enterprises at FestivalForGood2020
Happening from 24 October to 22 November, this virtual marketplace by the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise showcases products and services from social enterprises from across the region. Besides healthy vegan snacks, inclusive apparel (check out our interview with Will & Well founder Elisa Lim) and sustainable homeware and furniture, you can even attend soap upcycling workshops (check out our interview with Soap Cycling Singapore MD Pat Davis) and floral preservation sessions. More details here.