How brands are celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

The charitable initiatives and capsule collections giving back this IWD to support and empower young girls and women.

This Sunday 8th March marks International Women’s Day. You’ll have likely heard friends discussing it or already spotted a charitable tee or two on your Instagram feed.

International Women’s Day is always a significant date within team Marie Claire’s diary, as it provides such a great opportunity to champion the achievements of women around the world, as well as highlighting what desperately still needs to be done in the ongoing fight for women’s rights and equality for all women.

From logo tees to gin and sunglasses there’s some great way to support your sisterhood and incredible female-focussed charities like, Women for Women International, Caïo, Rosa and Bloody Good Period this month.

As the International Women’s Day charity proudly denotes, ‘an equal world is an enabled world.’ With so many of the team’s favourite brands celebrating women and raising awareness of gender bias we’ve compiled the edit of the best charitable initiatives and capsule collections that are giving back to organisations which support and empower women this year.


The brand: NET-A-PORTER
The IWD campaign: Twenty exclusive t-shirts designed by twenty iconic brands and female designers – think Charlotte Tilbury, Rosie Assoulin and Gabriela Hearst.
The donation: 100% of the profits from the collection go towards Women for Women International, helping women survivors of war to rebuild their lives and create lasting change in their communities. The money raised through NET-A-PORTER’s partnership with Women for Women International in 2018 and 2019 has already enabled over 300 women to complete the charities year-long training program.

The brand: Jigsaw
The IWD campaign: Jigsaw have partnered with the Prince’s Trust to support their #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign. Empowering young women to build their futures through employment, education, training or by starting their own business. Donating money towards the campaign through every single T-shirt (and jersey item, including blouses and dresses) sold in-store over the weekend (7th-8th March 2020)
The donation: For every T-shirt sold during the weekend Jigsaw will donate £1 to the #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign

The brand: Bella Freud
The IWD campaign: Marie Claire favourite Bella Freud have also partnered The Prince’s Trust to support their #ChangeAGirlsLife campaign. Creating a ‘She Said’ jumpers and T-shirts that embody that “when a woman speaks it’s good to listen.” The money raised from both will help young women in the UK facing enormous challenges to have a brighter future.
The donation: 40% of sales of the ‘She Said’ jumpers and T-shirts will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.

‘She Said’ jumper, £295; ‘She Said’ T-shirt, £95, Bella Freud

The brand: Vero Moda
The IWD campaign: An inspirational ‘you can’ logo T-shirt (from the brands sustainable ‘AWARE’ collection) designed to support female entrepreneurs in Northern Uganda as part of the brands collaboration with charity Caïo.
The donation: All profits go directly to Caïo, a charity on the ground empowering young women to create and run their own business.

‘You Can’ T-shirt, £15, Vero Moda

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