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  • Fluorescent cross-body satchels have become a ubiquitous accessory among the fashion set, but there’s one thing that makes these petite versions slightly more special: For each handmade organic-leather purse sold, one percent of the proceeds benefits the Nature Conservancy (nature.org) and its efforts to protect Argentina’s grasslands from overgrazing and desertification. Live Worldly Live Argentine neon leather purses, $175 each, at liveworldly.com

  • High-end apothecary Space NK has partnered with nonprofit Women for Women International (womenforwomen.org) to sell this breezy, floral fragrance. Ten percent of the profits from each sale go toward the organization’s sponsorship program, which helps female survivors of war become self-sufficient through leadership training and financial assistance. When you consider that one lady can attend the yearlong initiative for every 44 bottles sold, you’ll feel like you’re truly making a difference. In Peace eau de parfum, $75, at Space NK, locations throughout the city; visit spacenk.com

  • If the vibrant, rainbowlike stripes on these waterproof nylon totes don’t put a smile on your face, perhaps the knowledge that 20 percent of their net proceeds go toward various medical conditions will. Each colorway represents a different cause: The pink-strap style benefits breast-cancer charity All4One Alliance (all4onealliance.org), while the purple bag supports cervical and ovarian cancers through the Foundation for Women’s Cancer (foundationforwomenscancer.org). When you purchase the orange-handled duffle, you’ll be helping a traumatic-brain-injury organization and can select one of three charities at checkout: MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (nrhrehab.org), Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (iava.org), or ReMIND (remind.org). Bffl Co. Bffl Bag, $55 each, at bfflco.com

  • These ombré dyed-jade bracelets do a lot more than punch up an outfit. One hundred percent of the baubles’ proceeds benefits a trifecta of charities aimed at improving the lives of women: Accion USA (accionusa.org), which provides low-income ladies with small-business microloans; buildOn (buildon.org), which runs after-school community-service programs for urban youth; and Girls Inc. (girlsinc.org), which offers supportive after-school environments in at-risk communities. Stella & Dot Foundation bracelets, $39 each, at stelladot.com

  • We’re suckers for the Americana appeal of all things nautical, and this braided-leather anchor bracelet is even more patriotic than you’d think: Thirty percent of all proceeds benefits Our Military Kids (ourmilitarykids.org), which provides grants for sports, fine arts, camps and tutoring programs to the children of National Guard and military Reserve members who are deployed overseas. Stars and Stripes Anchor diamond-leather braided bracelet, $149, at starsandstripes.us

  • Local jewelry designer Rosena Sammi is best known for her vibrant woven-silk bangles, which are handmade by artisans in India. Snag this set, originally created for Earth Day, and 30 percent of its proceeds will be donated to environmental nonprofit the Conservation Fund (conservationfund.org). The eye-catching bracelets combine earthy tones with metallic glitz and can easily spice up a boring ensemble. Rosena Sammi Earth Day bangles, six for $50, at rosenasammi.com

  • This upstate New York beauty company’s mineral makeup (meaning it won’t clog your pores) is packaged using 100 percent recycled materials and nontoxic, water-based paint. Ferro’s all-in-one kit includes travel sizes of a foundation, a concealer, a matte setting powder, a rosy blush, a full-size shimmery eye shadow and an ultrasoft face brush, plus a pair of application sponges. Thirty percent of proceeds benefit Fashion Hope (fashionhope.org), an organization that helps fight human trafficking. Ferro Cosmetics the Beauty Box, $50, at ferrocosmetics.com

Fluorescent cross-body satchels have become a ubiquitous accessory among the fashion set, but there’s one thing that makes these petite versions slightly more special: For each handmade organic-leather purse sold, one percent of the proceeds benefits the Nature Conservancy (nature.org) and its efforts to protect Argentina’s grasslands from overgrazing and desertification. Live Worldly Live Argentine neon leather purses, $175 each, at liveworldly.com


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