These clothing brands that help animals are a triple-whammy. You get nice clothing, the planet benefits (as most are made from organic cotton) and animals are helped (as the companies give a portion of profits to animal charities: some for pet shelters, others for wildlife rescues and some for farm sanctuaries). So whether you need to replace a battered old t-shirt or are looking for a nice wool-free jumper for winter, these companies are where it’s at.
Often post-COVID-19 (and even before), many people are on very tight budgets, and find it difficult to afford clothes and donate to animal charities. So why not just combine the two? Buy what you need to wear, and help the charities out at the same time? Everyone wins.
- 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 of the tees have campaign slogans: for instance depicts a dog that was due to be killed for the pet meat trade, but was saved, and all profits from this tee go to help charities helping to stop this awful trade in dog and cat meat abroad.
- Sun & Sage Clothing proves that real men are kind to animals, with lots of nice t-shirts promoted by male model-types. Each purchase helps to rescue street dogs from Bali. This company has recently launched a range of t-shirts for children.
- Greta Loves Mabel is a brand formed by Welsh artist Sally-Anne, who offers pet portrait and gorgeous greetings cards. Everything she sells donates a portion of money to animal welfare, and she offers t-shirts and hoodies, printed with her original gorgeous artwork.
- Big Wild Thought offers really nice t-shirts and sweatshirts for men and women, often made from organic cotton and recycled polyester. Established in Sheffield, 10% of all sales are donated to wildlife charities.
- Viva! is a Bristol animal welfare charity that does lots of good work, focusing mostly on the vegan lifestyle. Next time you need to replace a t-shirt or sweatshirt, go here and profits help the good they do. Buy buy t-shirts and bamboo socks at Animal Aid.
- Heart Cure Clothing sells clothing to benefit a farm sanctuary in Northamptonshire, for rescued barnyard friends. You can buy t-shirts, joggers, hoodies and lots more.
- ETHCS sells nice fuss-free clothing in organic cotton, with plain packaging to keep things affordable. 40% of profits go to vegan campaigns. You can also sell or trade used items back to them, to get discounts on future clothing.
- Viva La Vegan offers bright t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts in nice colours and designs. The slogans include ‘compassion without action is just observation’ and ‘hardcore herbivore!’ By promoting the message, you are helping animals (these designs are probably popular at music festivals etc, not for old ladies!)
- Critically Endangered Socks are made from organic cotton and bamboo. The great thing about them is that for each pair you buy, you help to preserve orangutans and other endangered creatures.
- 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 than the average clothing maker, sent in plastic-free packaging. You can also find beanie hats, jute bags and mugs. Profits help to pay for kale for a goat, hay for a sheep, sweetcorn for chickens or watermelon for turkeys (they love it!)