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Fashion And Philanthropy: 10 Beauty And Style Items For A Cause (PHOTOS)

04/30/2012 05:20 EDT | Updated 05/16/2012 10:54 EDT
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For all the stylish philanthropists out there, spring means hunting down a new cause, buying pieces that give back to charity or finding jewellery that helps kids overseas.

Last week H&M Canada launched its tribal-inspired Fashion Against AIDS collection. And this week, designer Tory Burch will launch her $50 'FEED' burlap tote bags at Holt Renfrew -- donating a portion of sale proceeds to the FEED Foundation and the Tory Burch Foundation.

But being a fashion-savvy philanthropist isn't just about buying clothes or products: it's about raising awareness for a cause close to your heart. For example, Miami-based organization Hear The Runway is teaming up with local designers to help raise awareness of "self-esteem, self-worth and self-image" of teens who are deaf. In Canada, charity Dare To Wear Love celebrates Canadian fashion and diversity with a runway show, donating proceeds to the HIV/AIDS organization The Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Looking for ways to look good and do good this spring? Here are 10 fashionable products that give back.

Fashion And Beauty For A Cause