Look Good, Do Good: 15 chic products that donate to the NHS
15 brilliant brands that have turned their attention to creating chic, wear-forever products that donate to NHS charities.
As a small token of thanks to the everyday heroes working on the frontline and behind the scenes in the Covid-19 effort, brands – from well-known retailers to small independent businesses – have got to work designing products that donate to NHS charity efforts.
We are incredibly lucky to have the National Health Service. It’s free and always there when we need it. The NHS is not a charity, but unfortunately, it has not always been adequately funded, meaning services are stretched and the support of charity is needed in the fight against this global pandemic.
By buying one of the following products, you are helping the NHS and all that keep it running – from nurses and doctors to porters, cleaners and volunteers. The fantastic products we mention are supporting official schemes from the local to the nationwide, from NHS Charities Together, Meals for the NHS and more. A brilliant way to show your solidarity with those who are fighting to save lives – these are the 15 best-buys that give back.
You may have spotted celebrities including Laura Whitmore, Claudia Winkleman, Holly Willoughby and Cheryl Cole wearing this ‘Thank You’ charity tee by Kindred – why not follow suit?
Not only will all the proceeds from the sale of this t-shirt go directly to NHS Charities Together, but all items are also organic and ethically made. Not to leave the little ones out, there’s a children’s version available, too.
Manchester-based independent fashion brand Olivia and Annabelle have already raised over £700 with sales of their Florence Nightingale tee – illustrated by Hattie Matthews. Not only is it fitting that 2020 is the official ‘Year Of The Nurse’, but this t-shirt also commemorates 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale – the pioneering founder of modern nursing. Not only will this look good, but it’s also doing good – one hundred per cent of the profits from the sales of this stylish top go to funding vital PPE equipment for NHS staff. If the tee currently shows as out of stock, don’t fear – Olivia has told High Life North she’s working on restocking as we speak, and that you can sign up to receive an email with a restock alert. As well as helping NHS heroes, buying this charity t-shirt is helping support a small business and the reduced-workforce printing company Olivia and Annabelle has partnered with. Both are working diligently to comply with Covid-19 health and safety regulations when distributing orders.
British knitwear brand Chinti and Parker launched their ‘Hearts for our NHS’ to support Meals for the NHS, a not for profit initiative which teams up with local restaurants to provide much-needed nutritious meals to frontline heroes (who often work 18-hour shifts.) They have already donated over £11,500 to the cause so far, thanks to their looping heart designed tops – that’s the equivalent of 2,300 delicious meals for NHS workers. Add to your summer t-shirt collection with this wear-forever berry tee, which not only donates all its profits to the charity initiative but is made using sustainable materials and methods.
When does a Breton stripe tee not come in handy? Every woman should have one in her wardrobe, a simple way to nail off-duty weekend dressing.
A welcome addition to any wardrobe, Love Me Do’s rainbow tee will donate all proceeds to Worcestershire NHS. Best of all, this organic, perfect fit tee has been printed using low waste technology by a certified organic company right here in the UK. Spending your money on an initiative that helps the NHS and the environment is an all round win-win.
Bath-based Origins Sounds have designed this fashion-forward football-inspired charity scarf as a thank you to the countries Health Workers. 100% of the profits raised will go towards providing Hospital workers with a variety of warm, easy to eat and delicious meals. To date £15,000 has been raised, supplying 100 food drops to hospitals, each feeding 40 to 150 people per drop. Origins Sound founders Ali Mehrkar and Victoria Boyle designed and manufactured the eye-catching scarfs in the health service’s iconic white and blue. Their long-term goal is to create a charity that supports all Key Workers in the UK, providing them with immediate resources in times of need. It is a sector Origins will continue to support after the current pandemic. We have already placed our order here at High Life North and will continue to wear our scarf long after the pandemic has passed.
We adore Tatiana’s quirky artwork (she has previously partnered with Liberty London and Victoria Beckham) so when we heard she had teamed with SUITCASE’s Serena Guen, fashion consultant Sophie Goodwin and fashion PR Sophie Elliott to raise money for the British Red Cross UK Crisis Appeal – we knew we were in for a treat. This tee comes in three playful, equally trendy designs – “Honey I’m home” “Home and Away“ and “I Stayed In.” All are emblazoned with Tatiana’s instantly recognisable, chic prints. All proceeds from sales go to the The Red Cross’ Coronavirus Response Appeal, who are helping the most vulnerable by supporting the NHS, Food Banks and more. In fact, the charity have been so overwhelmed by the positive response to the tees, two new unisex styles with the slogan ‘Lockdown 2020’ have been added. Staying in to stop the spread of Covid-19? Be there, do that and get the (stylish) t-shirt.
A fun and colourful addition to everyday wear, this Rainbow Connection Charity T-shirt from French Connection is not only a do-good buy but versatile enough to style year-round. The slogan ‘Community Connection’ pertains to French Connection donating 100% of the profits from this t-shirt to the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Charity, and their Covid-19 appeal. This incredible charity is supporting its service users and the dedicated NHS staff and volunteers who provide essential mental health care to residents during these unpredictable times.
Crafted from the softest, pure cotton, this classic crew neck tee features the pandemic’s now-iconic rainbow graphic paired with the slogan, ‘In this together. We thank you.’ All profits from the unisex adult tees and matching children’s styles will go to NHS Charities Together.
Choose Love, the classic unisex slogan tee brand founded by Katharine Hamnett in 1979 has been worn by a plethora of celebrities – from Madonna to Kate Moss. Now, the sustainable brand has paired up with ASOS to create this organic cotton, ‘Choose our NHS’ tee – in iconic NHS blue. 100% of net profits from every sale will be matched by ASOS and donated to NHS Charities Together.
For a splash of colour, M&S’ ‘All In This Together’ tee is a winning pick. Made from sustainably sourced cotton for a soft and breathable feel, donning this tee is a great way to wear your support on your sleeve, (or make that your chest!) With all profits from sales going to fund NHS Charities Together vital work.
If jewellery is more your thing, celebrity-adored brand Missoma has created their sleek ‘Round of Applause’ necklace, as a token of gratitude to the workers of the NHS. The necklace was designed after an overwhelming response to the brand’s initiative to gift 50 National Health Service workers in the UK a custom engraved gold necklace as a thank you, at the beginning of the pandemic. Now, this limited-edition version of their best-selling 18ct gold vermeil pendant necklace has been lovingly engraved with clapping hands as a symbol of thanks. 100% of profits will be donated to the NHS.
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