Each time you make a purchase, you have the power to change the world a little. I’m making it a point to shop more thoughtfully. I’m trying to shop with a conscience. A conscious consumer, is someone who looks beyond the label. When you decide to make a purchase from a company, you’re actually funding this company to continue doing what they’re doing. So, do you like what they’re doing? Think back to the American Apparel scandal… I’ve never purchased from them since!
I love luxury brands, so when I heard about LuxAnthropy, I was dying to learn more. LuxAnthropy is a high fashion resale website dedicated to giving back to their charitable partners. LuxAnthropy sells designer pieces such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Prada. The pieces are VERY gently worn and many pieces are donated by the brand, celebrities or stylists. The seller then chooses a charity from their charity partners, selects the percentage they want to give, and Luxanthropy donates 5% of the profits on top of that to the same charity.
I found this stunning Melinda Maria Claw Cuff Bracelet on LuxAnthropy. Underneath each item for sale on the site, the charity you’ll be helping is listed. I was thrilled to see that over 5% of the purchase price from this bracelet would be donated to Children Mending Hearts.
I was thrilled to learn LuxAnthropy recently announced the launch of curated collections from THE TALK current and former Hosts Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood. These pieces are being sold to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the collections feature high fashion pieces worn on the Emmy-award winning show.
Today it’s hard to feel like you’re really making a difference. It’s easy to feel hopeless. But LuxAnthropy gives you a chance to put something positive into the universe! To quote their website:
I’m a travel and health writer, digital brand consultant, breast cancer survivor, and supermom to two boys! I keep it real and share stories of raising an active family, life after a cancer diagnosis, and family travels around the world! Each story is shared with my dry, and sometimes naughty sense of humor.