Women’s equality is in the spotlight right now-with the Women’s March drawing at least 4.8 million women to make our voices heard, how could it not be?
But what happens when the rallies are over, the buzz from the march wears off? Many newly minted activists will struggle to know how they can continue to make an active effort to facilitate change. I always give the same advice: start where you’re at. Use what you have. Take a look at your lifestyle and tweak it to make it work for justice. I always admire women who are working quietly, steadily in the background through their own professions to promote justice work.
My newest discovery in ethical brands is ROUND + SQUARE. ROUND + SQUARE is a bold and modern brand with a luxury designer feel. Dreamed up by designer Henriette Ernst, the colorful, playful designs offered by ROUND + SQUARE include hand-embroidered pins, silk scarves, and cotton tees. I love how Henriette is using her talent within her profession to support the causes she cares about, and I am more than happy to support her brand!
30% of all profits to Equality Now, a wonderful organization focusing on gender equality and tackling tough human rights issues like female genital mutilation, sex trafficking, and other injustices that disproportionately affect women. 30% is a much higher donation margin than many give-back companies use, and I love the fact that more than just a few cents of my purchase are going to support a worthy cause.
I decided to try out one of ROUND + SQUARE’s silk bandanas, the Let's Make Equality Reality design in Navy. I love the dainty stitching around the edges and the fun graphic print! I’ve worn it several different ways so far, but primarily as a headband or a neckerchief. I love the way that it dresses down a suit a bit- I’m working in an office now where I feel comfortable in slightly more business-y attire, but I still want to retain a touch of quirkiness
All in all, the designs are fabrics are wonderful, and the give-back element ofROUND + SQUARE is impactful. Check the brand out for yourself on the web or on Instagram! You can also read a review on ROUND + SQUARE tees and pins from my Ethical Influencer Network friend Natalie of Sustainably Chic here.