We knew early on we wanted our products to mean more than just another piece of clothing or bag, so we decided to benefit charities helping our furry – and not so furry – friends. Animals enhance our lives and bring greater joy, playfulness, beauty and love into the world, and we think that should be celebrated everyday. From the start, VAO has used many of our collections to help raise money to benefit The Humane Society, including our Beardie Love, Major TomCat, Hog Fashion designs.
With our focus on the enDangerous collection we chose to widen our charitable efforts to include animal conservation through The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. In creating works of art to reflect the beauty and strength of these majestic creatures it only felt natural to send some love back their way.
We have most recently partnered with Toronto Zoo’s chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers for a fundraiser to benefit the Sumatran Ranger Project. Learn more about this fundraiser >
So go ahead and treat yourself, because your purchase is a treat unto others when we donate a portion of our profits to worthy charities!