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GIVING IN STYLE {by tyler butler}

Shopping with a Conscience Aside from rising temperatures and weekend jaunts to the mountains or beach, summer brings the urge to shop. Perhaps all those weekend trips require a few cute accessories, but refreshing your cool summer looks is one activity you probably won’t mind participating in. But, before you bust out your credit card, consider shopping with a socially responsible retailer that cultivates their products with giving and style in mind. Check out these casually cool finds that could pump up your summer fun!

Meredith Young Jewelry Meredith Young creates conscious jewelry that features rare minerals and unusual colors of diamonds in limited quantities. With a passion for helping children and parents, this organization looks to contribute to the next generation in whatever way it can. Meredith Young Jewelry focuses on a variety of causes and is known for donating their pieces to charity auctions. Charities of choice include UMOM, Masked, Cowboys with Hearts and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.

Controlled Chaos Collection Prices Vary per product – find details at Above: Open Circle Ring 18K White Gold Diamonds Right: Climbers 18K White Gold Diamonds

India Hicks India Hicks shares her brand with remarkable women as a foundation for them to become entrepreneurs, in their own time and on their own terms. Through their Get Together Give Together initiative, the company connects people to custom products while empowering them to make a positive difference in society. Collectively, the organization donates between 20 and 35 percent of sale proceeds through their channels of sales associates and corporate leadership


contributions. As their signature philanthropic endeavor, the organization supports the Cinderella Affair, donating thousands of dresses to girls who may not otherwise be able to go to prom. Above: Insta Pouch, $68 – This item comes in a variety of summery themed photo designs to match your travel destination, including Wild Pineapple, Hammock, Dock and Stormy Palms. Available at

Frontdoors Magazine June 2018