CHARLES & KEITH supports the amplification of women’s voices within the Asia-Pacific region through the partnership with non-profit organisation, UN Women. The brand has pledged a USD 100,000 donation, including 20% of all proceeds from a special edition handbag design, to fund Storytelling for Gender Equality.
The brand also participated in the first Innovation for Impact Ideathon event in 2018, held by UN Women’s Cambodia office to discuss ways to improve women’s participation in the workforce, personal safety, and access to higher education for girls. The winning group was awarded a study tour to the ecommerce division at CHARLES & KEITH’s headquarters in Singapore.
Learn more about our support for Storytelling for Gender Equality here.
CHARLES & KEITH’s donations have benefited Dress for Success’ affiliates in Singapore, Australia, United States and United Kingdom, supporting their network of professional and life coaches, styling services, and development tools that will their help their beneficiaries face their job search with confidence and achieve economic advancement.
The brand’s dedicated stylists participated as guest speakers in Dress For Success Singapore’s styling workshop in 2022, aimed to inspire self-confidence in their female beneficiaries to dress up for job interviews.
Learn more about our partnership with Dress For Success Singapore here
CHARLES & KEITH supports gender equality and women’s empowerment in Southeast Asia, through its partnership with The Asia Foundation to support programs in Laos and Cambodia that provide care, protection and education for girls and women at risk. The brand has also made a commitment in 2021 to support 20 primary school girls in Laos by providing a year of education as part of its aid through The Asia Foundation’s girls’ education program.
Learn more about our support in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2021 here
CHARLES & KEITH supports the future of children and their opportunity to learn, through its partnership with Save The Children (STC) by donating over 6400 shoes to support children and women caregivers in STC’s projects across Australia and China.
The brand has also created the exclusive She Can Be jewellery collection in 2019, and committed US$100,000 to the campaign, which aims to demonstrate STC’s support of girls’ education and empowerment in Asia and around the world.
CHARLES & KEITH has partnered with Red Cross Singapore to support their relief efforts to disasters around the world including the earthquake that devastated Türkiye and Syria in 2023, and the Typhoon Rai that affected Philippines and Malaysia in 2021. The brand also received the United For Humanity (COVID-19 Award) for its contributions to Red Cross Singapore during the challenging times of the pandemic.
To empower women of tomorrow, CHARLES & KEITH has collaborated with WOVEN – a social enterprise based in the Philippines that uplifts the local weaving communities and economically empowers women through the production and sales of their woven handicrafts – to create a special capsule collection of hand-woven products. Exclusive to www.charleskeith.com, the collection supports CHARLES & KEITH’s online fundraising campaign for the female weavers of WOVEN.
For every product sold from this special capsule collection, 20% of the net sales would be donated to weavers of Woven. This programme seeks to help women realise their potential as empowered female leaders and is part of a movement to provide women with vital skills to better their lives, giving them a voice in their communities.
CHARLES & KEITH has joined forces with thredUP to reduce the brand’s environmental impact and further advance its eco-conscious journey. Introducing ‘RE-Purpose,’ an online resale program available on its ecommerce site, the partnership allows U.S. customers to resell their gently-worn items and receive CHARLES & KEITH shopping credit in return.
Learn more about our RE-Purpose program here.
Plastic Bank is a social enterprise that makes plastic waste a currency to help reduce global poverty while stopping ocean plastic.
CHARLES & KEITH joins Plastic Bank as Ocean Stewards through the launch of an impact programme for its ecommerce site where every sales transaction on CHARLESKEITH.COM will see the brand prevent 5 plastic bottles from entering the ocean from Fall 2022 to 2024. The programme also supports women collection members in Indonesia and Philippines by providing access to life improving benefits.
Learn more about our Impact Programme here.
An independent non-profit organisation that influences thinking on sustainability issues and coordinates environmental efforts in Singapore.
Committed to reduce our carbon footprint, the brand has evaluated our headquarters and all our Singapore stores against the Singapore Environment Council’s Eco-shop and Eco-office standards.
As part of our efforts to scale up the market for more sustainable materials, we are part of Textile Exchange, a global non-profit that is driving industry transformation towards preferred fibres, integrity and standards, and responsible supply networks.
An international non-profit established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests by setting standards, certifying and labelling forest products. Our partnership with FSC will allow consumers to be confident that the packaging of the products that they are buying comes from a responsible source.