COVE gives $1 from every sale to a life-changing project, thanks to the technology partner i=Change.
What is i=Change?
It is a little popup window that appears at the checkout. It allows the brand you are shopping from (in this case COVE) to donate $1 of their money to a charity cause of YOUR choice. You shop as normal and gift a $1 to charity and you can track the impact you helped to make.
Why we wanted to get involved:
"Ethical fashion made easy is what COVE is all about; we are a safe haven for brands certified for the better. i=Change is a trusted charitable giving platform made easy. The partnership is natural fit and makes sense.
Women are at the heart of the fashion industry and this helps bring us full circle."
- Natalie, Founder
The 3 charity projects we support:
1. Keep girls in school: Help girls manage their periods, so they don’t miss school. Read more here or below.
2. End avoidable blindness: Restore a girl's sight. Read more here or below.
3. Empower survivors: Help trafficking survivors learn vital new skills. Read more here or below.
Millions of girls miss up to 20% of the school year, or drop out completely because of social taboos and a lack of access to affordable menstrual hygiene management.
This increases their likelihood of early pregnancy and child marriage, has huge consequences on their education and the rest of their lives.
Plan trains school representatives and community health clubs to debunk myths and taboos around menstruation, engaging girls and boys in the process, and teaching the skills necessary to make their own reusable sanitary pads.
THE FRED HOLLOWS FOUNDATION
Of 4 out of 5 people who are blind, their blindness is either preventable or treatable.
Women and girls are more likely to be blind than men. More than 20 million women in the world are blind and a further 120 million women are visually impaired. In the developing world, women live with avoidable blindness because of tradition, culture and the role they play in society. In many cases, they simply can’t access or afford quality eye health care.
The Fred Hollows Foundation provides eye health services to female factory workers and delivers surgeries and screenings for women in remote and regional villages where eye disease remains largely undiagnosed.
Project Futures supports AFESIP Cambodia’s rehabilitation centres. There are two AFESIP centres, where girls rescued from trafficking can stay safely and comfortably, as well as learn vital new vocational skills.
Secure, long-term employment for survivors is critical to warding off the threat from trafficking - and being 're-trafficked'. AFESIP helps employ reintegrated survivors into trades; such as hairdressing and tailoring.
They also carry out assessments with the aim - where possible - to reintegrate each survivor into her preferred local community.