Now, when you buy from brands like Nordstrom, Madewell, and Michael Kors, doing good is as easy as saying “keep the change.”

By Tessa Petak
Mar 04, 2021 @ 3:09 pm
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Fashion Makes Change Launches Initiative For Customers to Donate at Checkout with Participating Brands
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If you were looking for a sign to buy the shoes, here it is: Fashion Makes Change (FMC) — a Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors initiative that works to support women's empowerment, education, and climate action in fashion supply chains — is launching its first-ever consumer program called Your Change Can Change Everything. Just in time for International Women's Day (March 8), donating to the cause couldn't be easier — mostly, because it's something you can do at checkout with the click of a button.

Starting today (Thursday, March 4), those shopping at participating brands will have the option of rounding up their totals to the nearest dollar or donating money at checkout. Later on, select brands will be able to choose from either matching the funds raised or to make a donation of a different amount. All funds raised from this FMC initiative will go toward Empower@Work, a collaborative that works toward gender equality and establishes training programs, ranging from financial planning to health, for women working in the supply chain industry.

Even better, we're pretty sure you can find at least one good item to add to cart at one of the 30-plus participating brands. The long list includes favorites such as Versace, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Gabriela Hearst, Ralph Lauren Corporate Foundation, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Rosie Assoulin, Larroudé, Hill House Home, The Conservatory, MarkarianMadewell, Theory, Abercrombie & Fitch, Macy'sEileen Fisher, Sarah Flint, AARMY, and more.

The e-commerce platform Shopify is also participating in the initiative with its Shopify x FMC app. While shopping at brands that use the platform, you'll have the option of seamlessly rounding up shopping cart totals at checkout, making donations that way.

So go ahead, add that bag to the cart. You'll be enhancing your wardrobe and shopping for a good cause — and there's nothing better than that!