A few years ago, Kara Ross enlisted the talent of Filipino artisans to help handcraft her impeccably woven bags, so when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country, she felt compelled to find a way to help. Since Filipino women created these bags, 25% of their retail price will now go to organizations working on the relief effort. Each piece was made on wooden looms by home-based weavers, ensuring that the attention to detail is unmatched. I have my eye on the Dea clutch ($760). It’s a classic black bag with a twist, courtesy of pink and mint stripes. The onyx closure serves as a chic reminder of Kara’s beginnings as a gemologist and jewelry designer. She’s long been a woman of many interests, of which humanitarian efforts have always been a priority. Kara regularly works with a variety of cancer research foundations, and now she’s jumping into action for another important cause. Will you join her? Bags available at Kara Ross from $670 to $1,170.