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Online Shop With A Purpose This Weekend With These 5 Local Brands, Here’s How!

Planning to do some shopping over the weekend? Checkout these local brands and shop for yourself while also helping out.

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we live our lives, and watching everything unfold, whether by way of the news or social media can make you feel a little helpless. While many of us continue to do our part by practicing social distancing and observing stricter health and safety measures, you can also help move the needle with your wallet. And yes, we do mean shopping.


Small businesses have also had to face the brunt of the coronavirus. Many have been forced to shutter their storefronts while some e-commerce sites have had to deal with people’s changing shopping habits. Despite the challenges these businesses are currently facing, and surprising as it may be, many local brands have chosen to step up and pledge to aid in COVID relief in a variety of ways.


Even in the midst of a global health crisis, spending some money isn’t entirely a bad thing, especially if you know where to spend it on. So if you’re online and planning a purchase anyway and you’re interested in contributing to the relief response, here are some brands that are giving back during the COVID-19 pandemic.


NÚMAD



About the Brand:

Made for fearless and empowered, Númad is a sustainable and ethical label supporting different types of women.


How They Help:

The brand has developed a COVID-19 project to raise money to provide PPEs and medical supplies to PGH, as well as financial aid for their employees.


Where to Shop: 

To shop their easy and comfortable dresses and separates, check out their Instagram page or website.


MAISON MÉTISSE





About the brand:

Honest, ethical, and handmade on the Philippines, Maison Métisse is an artisanal line of sustainable and hand crafted clothing and accessories.


How They Help:

Apart from their line-up of clothing and accessories, the brand is now offering hand sewn washable face mask sets (including 2-ply filters and ear guards) made of sustainable materials. They are also giving 20% of proceeds to food relief organizations for frontliners and people in poverty.


Where to Shop: 

To shop their super chic and sustainable products, check out their Instagram page or website.


JIM WEAVER




About the Brand:

Jim Weaver is the brainchild of four women who share a passion to make art wearable through fashion. Their a goal is to inspire joy through unique designs for modern women and men. 


How They Help:

50% of profits from the sale of their Mini scarves were donated towards the purchase of PPEs for frontliners.


Where to Shop:

To shop their 100% silk scarves, check out their Instagram page or website.



INKA ATLETIKA



About the Brand: 

Inka Atletika is a proudly-Filipino active swimwear brand that offers adventure-inspired and purpose-driven garments that serve the purpose of being in a sports bra and bikini at the same time.


How They Help:


Since the start of lockdown, the brand also partnered with a Strength and Conditioning coach to provide simple yet effective worthy workout programs that can be done at home. The brand is also currently producing face masks and will soon be launching an initiative to provide healthcare relief.


Where to Shop: 

To shop their #fromgymtoswim pieces, check out their Instagram page or website.


TWELVE PH 




About the Brand:

A product born out of a love for travel, Twelve PH offers versatile, loose, and light clothing made for daily use and inspired by a laid-back tropical lifestyle. The brand has also partnered with local seamstresses who are also stay-at-home mothers.


How They Help:

Since the ECQ has started, the brand has continuously ensured to provide financial and emotional support to their team members and their families.


Where to Shop:

To shop their easy and comfortable pieces, check out their Instagram page.