… and help feed the hungry, save the children, or treat visual impairments. Here are some ways to give back to society – by shopping.
Soo Joo Park raising her hand in support of Bulgari’s contributions to Save The Children.
BVLGARI: SAVE THE CHILDREN BUY: Silver and black ceramic bracelet, ring and pendant.
PRICE: $790 each
WHERE: Bulgari boutiques
DO-GOOD FACTOR: Bulgari donates US$100 (S$136) to Save The Children for every piece purchased. Their global partnership dates back to 2009, and has raised US$50 million for one million bene ciaries around the world, thanks to the wildly successful B.zero1- inspired jewellery collection. This year, the Italian jeweller released a new addition to the custom-designed collection – a sterling silver and black ceramic bracelet bearing the logo of the children’s organisation
Save The Children silver and black ceramic bracelet, $790.
KATE SPADE: ON PURPOSE BUY: Leather and canvas totes, clutches and wristlets.
PRICE RANGE: $160-$620
WHERE: Kate Spade boutiques at Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya D.S.
DO-GOOD FACTOR: Kate Spade provided 150 women artisans from Masoro, Rwanda with jobs, and helped them build their own for-profit handbag manufacturing organisation, Abahizi Dushygikirane Ltd (ADC). The company is owned by the women and is now a registered supplier for Kate Spade & Co. Its artisans also made this On Purpose collection.
Kate Hudson joins Michael Kors for a second year in his global effort to end hunger.
MICHAEL KORS: WATCH HUNGER STOP BUY: Bradshaw watches and activity trackers.
PRICES: $239 (activity tracker) and $489 (watch)
WHERE: Selected Michael Kors boutiques
DO-GOOD FACTOR: For every purchase, Michael Kors donates 100 meals to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Since its launch in 2013, the Michael Kors Watch Hunger Stop campaign has helped WFP deliver more than 13 million meals to children in need with the sale of the special-edition Bradshaw watches. This year, the American label has launched something a little different – set goals, monitor your sleep, and track calories burnt with its new special-edition activity trackers in black or nude with mother-ofpearl faces.
Leather activity tracker, $239.
OMEGA: DE VILLE PRESTIGE BUY: Stainless steel watches with blue alligator straps or steel bracelets.
PRICE RANGE: $3,800-$6,650
WHERE: Omega boutiques
DO-GOOD FACTOR: Omega has specially designed and launched the three-piece De Ville Prestige watch collection, with the aim of donating part of the sales proceeds to Orbis International. The latter, an American non-profit organisation dedicated to fighting world blindness, is known for its Flying Eye Hospital – the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital. The aircraft – containing a 46-seat classroom, operating room and laser room – and its staff have flown to more than 92 countries to train health-care professionals and treat patients with curable visual impairments or blindness.
Stainless steel watch with alligator strap, $4,650.