In matters of the heart, the fashion industry’s cup rarely spilleth over… Or so popular opinion would have you believe!

More and more, the stars of style are aligning themselves with philanthropic and ethically minded causes, making a concerted bid for their clothes to cut the mustard in morals just as much as they do in aesthetic. ESCADA has long been a vocal participant in fashion’s case for the defence – and the German house’s new Heart bag embodies the brief both literally and metaphorically.

Partnering with Women for Women International – and so joining the ranks of Elemis for beauty, Chinti & Parker, and a roster of It-names far and wide – the brand has pledged 5% of the launch’s profit and $1 per post to the initiative, categorically proving that style with a little substance really is in the bag.  

Click here to shop the Escada Heart bags collection.

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