Your choice = change.
Here at Artesands, we are committed to making a difference in both the curve fit and plus size swimwear industry and the wider world. That is why we have partnered with i=Change in our mission to create change and work toward a more inclusive and equal future.
We are honoured to help support charities that are enabling impactful change for those in need.
We give our customers the option of donating $1 of every order to a charity of their choice. See the details of the projects that we are supporting below.
To participate in creating change, simply engage with the i=Change pop up after completing your order. The full donation reaches the charity. No transaction or processing fees will be charged.
Help us make a difference today.
Keep Girls in School
Millions of girls miss up to 20% of the school year or drop out completely because of social taboos and a lack of access to affordable menstrual hygiene management.
This increases their likelihood of early pregnancy and child marriage, has huge consequences on their education and the rest of their lives.
Plan trains school representatives and community health clubs to debunk myths and taboos around menstruation, engaging girls and boys in the process, and teaching the skills necessary to make their own reusable sanitary pads.
Every $25 provides access to menstrual hygiene management that secures a girl's education.
Clothe the Vulnerable
The clothes we choose to wear not only protect us from the elements but reflect and affect our confidence and self-esteem.
In Australia one in eight adults and one in six children do not have adequate access to essential clothing. Circumstances and disadvantage should not prevent people from accessing clothing to allow them to realise their full potential.
Thread Together addresses this uncomfortable truth by providing new clothes to those in need. This includes women escaping domestic violence, homeless adults and children, and those who just arrived in the country seeking refuge.
New clothing is also provided to the long-term unemployed, seeking equal standing when going to an interview, those coming out of long-term health care, and many who are rebuilding their lives after being devastated by the droughts, the recent bushfires and now the pandemic.
Every $5 provides a new wardrobe.
While many members of Australia’s LGBTQ communities lead healthy, happy lives, a large proportion experience higher levels of depression, anxiety and distress – not because of who they are, but because many experiences hate, discrimination and exclusion.
Demand for counselling always exceeds ACON’s ability to meet the needs of LGBTQ Australians.
ACON provides a range of services that address many of the mental health issues experienced by LGBTQ communities. ACON’s counselling programs and support services bolster strength and resilience, significantly improving the health and wellbeing of LGBTQ people and their families.
Every $50 provides a counselling session.