Giving back or fighting for a cause is the most honorable thing. Whether they are activist, philanthropist or ambassador these fashion beauties show the example and try each day to make our world a better place for those who suffer and need help. The list is long but I particularly wanted to highlight the women below who are passionate and hundred per cent dedicated to their cause. They are a true inspiration…
Lauren Bush Lauren, model, designer and spouse of David Lauren is the creator of the FEED Organization (under the UN World Food Program patronage) that fights poverty and hunger in third world countries.
Model and actress Liya Kebede, has been featured in prestigious ad campaigns such as Gucci, Lacoste or Estee Lauder, she founded the label Lemlem to help preserve the craftsmanship of weaving and encourage work opportunities in Ethiopia. Liya has also her own foundation, the Liya Kebede Foundation, which goal is to reduce maternal newborn and child mortality in Ethiopia and around the world.
Model Ubah Hassan probably looks familiar, that’s because she has been the face of Ralph Lauren ad campaigns since a few seasons and featured in prestigious fashion publications over the past few years. Ubah is an Oxfam sisters on the Planet ambassador and recently launched Maji Umbrellas. Each umbrella sold ($40 value) provides a day’s worth of clean water for 20 people in the Horn of Africa.
Kyleigh Kuhn half model, half humanitarian started her foundation, Roots of Peace, that fights against land mines in dangerous war thorn countries and protect the communities leaving in these territories. Kyleigh is known for reversing almost all of her modeling earnings to her foundation and recently help building a girls high school in Afghanistan. She also works on projects linking the fashion industry and non profits/philanthropic causes.
Heiress, model and fashion editor Amanda Hearst founded Friends of Finn that fights against domestic animal cruelty. Amanda also has a column in Marie Claire magazine where she features fashion labels and designers specialized in sustainable and eco-conscious clothing or accessories lines.