From iconic designers to high street brands, fashion is fully embracing the positive example it sets for its followers by spreading awareness of global issues. This month sees the launch of some more benevolent campaigns, giving us the chance to get charitable on a mere trip to the high-street. H&M launches its fifth collection for Fashion against Aids this spring, having already raised £45 million from previous projects. Showing that charity doesn't have to mean sacrificing design, the collection is bursting with bright colours, and on-trend designs. Crop tops, asymmetric hems in dip dye and eccentric accessories feature with a medley of prints from around the world. Maori prints, African trims and folklore patterns can be seen and what’s more, the prices are stupidly affordable with garments starting under £10.

ASOS has also just launched its newest ASOS Africa collection with each garment donating £5 to help the building of a new workshop. In homage to everything African, the prints are vibrant and bright. Up close, you can see the miniature animals that are habitual to the African landscape, while other pieces feature the traditional patterns of Mombasa. Perfect for the spring trend of clashing different patterns, the pieces are unique and add flair to any outfit.

Of course, charity does begin at home and another way to support communities with fashion is to pop down to your local charity shop. From Prada to Primark, charity shops are a gold mine for unique treasures. With 90s style and granny chic becoming increasingly popular, you can get this look authentically for a fraction of the cost whilst supporting The Salvation Army, Oxfam and the British Red Cross amongst others.

Another campaign that is closer to home is The Scwop Lab,taking place at Dray Walk Gallery, Brick Lane. With the backing of Marks & Spencer, the Centre for Sustainable Fashion and Oxfam, this campaign explores sustainability of clothing, a message that aims to reduce carbon footprinting and the environmental and social consequences of the textile industry. Open till the 8th May, there are talks about sustainable fashion and workshops for interactive and fun ways to reinvent your old clothes - think less Gok Wan, more statement fashion from those in the know at the London College of Fashion.

It’s never been so easy to walk to your local high street, buy some fashionable pieces for the new season and all the while be conscious of a charitable campaign, so spread the love and take note of the campaigns available.