13 Brands That Have College Girls Looking Cute For Great Causes

13 Brands That Have College Girls Looking Cute For Great Causes

Great clothing for great causes.
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Everyone loves giving to charity, helping to make the world a better place.

Something better than giving money is getting a shirt or a bracelet that symbolizes you giving money to different charities around the world. There are plenty of different brands that are advertised on social media and more that aren't that give a portion of your profit to a charity weather it's for research for cancer or saving animals.

1. Pura Vida Bracelets

These bracelets originally started by two friends going to Costa Rica for a graduation trip and running into two guys that are artisans making these bracelets. Before going back home they asked these artisans to make 400 bracelets to take back home, they put a few of these bracelets in some bowls in boutiques. They instantly ran out of bracelets and were asked for more, that is when these two graduates realized that these bracelets could be a lot more. They ended up partnering with the two artisans in Costa Rica and much more around the world to make these bracelets. Originally these bracelets symbolized living in the now rather than the later because Pura Vida means Pure Life in Spanish. Later they realized they can make this even bigger than it is now, they started partnering with different charities. They currently have a charity collection and are partnered with 190 different charities.

2. Pawz

Pawz was created for homeless animals that have to be put down because animal shelters don't have enough resources to provide for them. Each purchase you make with Pawz a portion of your profit goes to Stark Humane shelter.

3. Shelly Cove

There are seven different kinds of sea turtles that swim in the oceans around the globe, out of those seven, six of them are endangered. Shelly Cove donates 10% of net profits to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtles Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, the donations help support medical treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles. They also support a turtle hospital or a conservatory monthly.

4. Ivory Ella

Like the other brands on this list, 10% of their profits go to Save the Elephants and to other charity organizations. Ivory Ella also tries to inspire us to live a life with the same ideals of elephants; empathy, creativity, strength, and loyalty.

5. Love Your Melon

Love your melon originally started by just wanting to put a hat on every child that was battling cancer. After giving 45,000 hats, one for every child with cancer they made a new goal to give one million dollars to pediatric cancer research and support to the children and their families. They have donated over 2.6 million dollars today, 50% of the profit you spend after taxes and fees go to Love Your Melon's non-profit partners.

6. Beautiful Baleine

Seven out of 13 large whale species are endangered due to being hunted to near extinction for commercial use and due to being locked in captivity. Beautiful Baleine directly donates 10% of its profits to Whales.org to help provide better research and help save multiple species of whales.

7. Koexist Creations

Koexist Creations mission is to help koalas and children. They donate proceeds from every sale to Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital. They also have proceeds from every sale go to a Kola Hospital in Australia where they have many injured and sick koalas.

8. Polar Preserve

A portion of the sale of a shirt is donated monthly to polar bear conservation.

9. Paisley Tiger

Over the past 20 years, we have gone from 100,000 to less than 3,200 tigers. It has been said that in a few decades tigers will be extinct. Paisley Tiger donates a percentage of their proceeds to Big Cat Rescue, this organization provides the shelter, food, and medication that the Tigers need.

10. Savannah Co

Savannah Co donates 10% of their profits to Lion conservation to help save Africa's endangered lions. Donations are made to Wildlife Conservation Network where the donation goes to Niassa Lion Project.

11. Makai Clothing Co

Hatching turtles emerge from their nest and make their way to the ocean, but only an estimated 1,000 make it to adulthood. Makai's goal is to help protect the turtles from natural and human threats by donating 10% to sea turtle conservation.

12. Life Token

Life token likes to think of their brand as a way to the pathway to peace, it's a choice to put love first. Every month Life Token changes what charity they are going to be giving donations too.

13. Onatah Outfitters

Onatah Outfitters donates 15% of profits to one of the six charitable partners based on the color of the shirt. They base what charities they give to off of their core beliefs which are: ocean, hunger, conservation, relief, wildlife preservation, energy security, freshwater access, and environmental health.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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Whether Modest Or Completely Revealed, How I Dress Affects No One But Me

Not one woman defines our entire gender, and how I dress doesn't define anyone but myself.

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You'll find me in skinny jeans, boots, and a sweater. It's simple, fairly modest, but accents my curves in the best way possible. My friend Sarah will be in skinny jeans, heels of some sort, and a tight shirt that shows off more cleavage than I would ever dare. My friend Emery will wear a top two sizes too large, sneakers, and whatever looks most comfortable that day. We're all smart. We're all kind. We all want to make the world a better place. We all care for our bodies and respect ourselves, but the way we present ourselves couldn't be any more different.

But some people have an issue with that. Some people believe that dressing in a way that you feel comfortable or most confident makes you look lazy, or that, since women's bodies incite lust in men and can make other women feel insecure, we should focus on preventing others from feeling uncomfortable and instead base our wardrobes around them and their needs.

I can understand these arguments to an extent, but there's a problem with these arguments: if we're basing our wardrobe around what others want and feel, this takes away the confidence and security that many women feel in their clothes. Women aren't perfect creatures. We aren't strong and secure in our bodies 24/7. We don't have a magic wand that will make us feel beautiful or confident at all points in our lives—and that's why many of us turn to clothes that accent the positives attributes we feel that we have and minimize our insecurities.

Even in the article that focused on avoiding making other women feel insecure, there was a big issue; in the cover photo used, you can very clearly see her arms. That's great, but seeing other women's perfectly clear arms makes me insecure due to the eczema I have on mine. If we try to make every woman feel beautiful by stripping away articles of clothing that could make others feel insecure, we will end up covered head-to-toe in shapeless, bland dresses with no individuality.

It is not my job to ensure that people don't find my clothes distressing because I'm showing off my curves. It is not Emery's job to make sure that people don't find her casual clothes "too lazy looking." It is not Sarah's job to be careful about looking "too sexy" in her clothes. Our only jobs are to follow the laws about indecent exposure and feel comfortable in the clothes we chose to wear that day. So instead of focusing on looking perfect every day and trying to hide the areas of our bodies that we're proud of, let's do something else.

Let's focus on our positive attributes, support one another, and not judge each other based on what we're wearing.

We live in a society where women need to look perfect, show just the perfect amount of cleavage, have skirts resting at just the perfect length... why can't we just wear whatever we want to wear and feel confident in our bodies? Why can't we smile and appreciate the woman who dresses modestly during the weekday but wears almost nothing on the weekend? Why do we automatically think the girl wearing sweats to her 2 p.m. English class is lazy, and why do we assume the girl wearing a skintight leather dress to her 8:30 a.m. ethics class sleeps around a lot?

Why can't we just compliment these women? Why can't we acknowledge them for who they are rather than what they look like? If we help women with their self-confidence and help them feel more confident in the body they have, we won't need to hide our positive assets. If we work together to build each other up rather than tear each other down, we'll live in a better world.

Because guess what? Sarah, Emery, and I are all equally valid. We're all intelligent. We all respect our bodies, and we respect each others' bodies. Maybe everyone else should do the same.

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