Fashion Meets Philanthropy: Angela & Roi

When fashion becomes more than just a conscious effort to “look good” in the eyes of others, it has the potential to be used as a platform to present a powerful, new idea. I think it is exactly this aspect of fashion that I find quite charming, and the reason why I find certain designers, companies and organizations quite appealing.

So when Angela Lee, the co-founder of Angela & Roi contacted me earlier this week asking if I could write about their story on my blog, I immediately began to do some research on their company. I was so inspired by what I learned about them that I happily agreed to help spread the word.

What exactly is Angela & Roi? It is an online handbag brand founded by Angela Lee and Roi Lee. They have several handbag collections that are elegant and timeless and also come in a variety of colors.

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All of their handbags are carefully crafted with vegan leather, without compromising quality. This means they are animal cruelty-free, still high quality, and absolutely affordable. As a college student on a budget, these handbags are in a price range that I could actually consider and afford!

But here is the best part: when you purchase a handbag, $5 of your purchase will be donated to a non-profit organization according to the color of your bag. The company currently works with 11 different organizations:angel and roi, handbags, nonprofit

Essentially, the brand allows customers to multitask in purchasing a handbag: sporting a versatile, beautifully designed bag while contributing to increasing the awareness of the specific cause correlated with the color of the bag. I think that this is a wonderful concept, and can potentially stir up a powerful movement across the globe (similar to TOMS). This is a brand I will certainly support and keep my eye on!

To learn more about Angela & Roi, visit: http://www.angelaroi.com.
Connect with Angela & Roi: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Photos courtesy of Angela & Roi

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4 comments

  1. I think it’s wonderful what Angela & Roi are doing with their products! These bags are in such vibrant colors, and the idea that each color supports a certain cause is a lovely play on that aspect of the bags.

    1. I agree! I like how the bags come in a variety of colors as well.

  2. I can’t believe I’ve never heard of Angela & Roi! My absolute favorite is the Palette Cross-Body in Purple, what a fashionable way to support the Alzheimer’s Association.

    1. It is a relatively new company! And the Palette Cross-Body has such a clean and structured design that the simplicity of it makes it look so classy. 😉

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