Unique items to create a positive impact on pressing global concerns
E. Shaw Jewels mother-daughter designers Eva and Elizabeth Shaw create honeycomb rings with diamond pavé in rose, white or yellow gold, inspired by the powerful pollinators in their garden. Twelve percent of sales go to The Honeybee Conservancy, a nonprofit that builds bee habitats and supports research into declining bee populations. $1,050 :: eshawjewels.com
The killing of the Zimbabwe lion Cecil drew international attention to the issue of poaching. Snare-wire traps are one method poachers spring on unsuspecting wildlife, but Mulberry Mongoose in Zambia positively repurposes the traps to create fashion jewelry, like this Zimba short leather snare wire necklace. Nonprofits doing on-the-ground work in Africa for wildlife conservation and anti-poaching efforts get $5 of every sale. $48 :: dsenyo.com
Micahel Kors and Kate Hudson join forces to promote a big cause: End world hunger. Kors,
who partnered with the United Nations World Food Programme, launched his Watch Hunger Stop campaign in 2013. His limited-edition Bradshaw 100 timepiece comes with a lofty promise. Each watch sold will feed 100 children in a hunger stricken country. To date, this annual effort has helped deliver more than 10 million meals worldwide.
$295; Michael Kors at South Coast Plaza :: michaelkors.com
J. Crew teamed with Brooklyn-based artist Hugo Guinness to create this limited-edition sweatshirt for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which rescues elephants and rhinos orphaned by ivory poaching in East Africa. J. Crew gives 100 percent of net proceeds from the sweatshirt sales to the trust as part of its Garments for Good initiative.
$59.50-$69.50; Available in men’s and kids sizes at J. Crew, South Coast Plaza :: jcrew.com