When you do a good deed, it typically hurts the next day.
Put the dirty habit to bed with Verso.
Warning: The intimate boutique is almost impossible to find, tucked inside Rising Gallery on a hidden Knox/Henderson street.
But the uncovered labels that give back to charity are worth the hunt. Take Freetown Rags, which sends used garments from Dallas to fair trade workers in West Africa who repurpose them with indigenous details (wood beads, batik dyeing, colorful hand-stitching).
Melinda Maria’s baubles (celebs love ’em) benefit the Whaleman Foundation; Signorelli tees support several big boys (American Heart Association, Autism Speaks); and Brokedown’s tees and hats fund Millennium Promise, a nonprofit aiming to end Africa’s extreme poverty by 2025.
A chari-tree dangles hip jewelry designs (we lust the chunky wooden necklaces) that support bushels of organizations from its branches.
Get some real bang for your buck.
Verso, in Rising Gallery, 4631 Insurance Lane (214-683-1369 or shopverso.com).