Following on from this morning’s post on Kelly Smith’s fundraising efforts, here are some more ways for you to give back to the people of Japan, whilst reaping some sartorial benefits for your philanthropic little self AND supporting a talented artist or two. What’s that? Everybody wins? Everyone except Charlie Sheen.
United Bamboo Sample Sale
If you’re lucky enough to be kickin’ it in New York City on March 22 and 23, the United Bamboo Spring Sample Sale is the place to be. Not only will you be getting your mitts on some seriously cute and seriously discounted designer threads (up to 90% if the rumours are true), but United Bamboo are donating 100% of their sales figures to Japan’s recovery efforts, so you’re bound to get a big boost of karma too. The sale is on 11am-8pm at 217 Centre St, 6th floor.
Opening Ceremony x Red Cross Japan Relief
The A-team over at Opening Ceremony, along with their buddies Rinko Kikuchi and Jenny Shimizu have come up with these limited-edition tees to raise money for the American Red Cross’ Japan relief appeal. Emblazoned with a red dot in homage to the Japanese flag, the t-shirts are “symbols of solidarity with the country near and dear to our hearts.” They’re a bargain at USD$30, and every cent goes to the Red Cross’ post-earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. Plus, Opening Ceremony + helping others = 20 extra street cred points, easily. Get yours here.
For Me, For You
The lovely Kate Miss over at For Me, For You has rounded up a whole stack of artists and auctions offering 100% of their profits to Japan relief. The list includes the likes of Hilda Grahnat, Mike Perry, Joseph O. Holmes and Cake With Giants; check out the full list and scroll down through the comments for more offerings.
Hello Sandwich ziney goodness
Finally, Ebony Bizys of Hello Sandwich is donating all $5 from the sale of her Gift Wrapping Zine. Ebony’s zine is 64 fun-filled pages of DIY-goodness, with everything from creative tag options to varying handwriting styles – all to help you give your loved ones the snazziest gift possible. At only $5 it’s cheaper than your average donation, and rewarding for all involved. Go that one step further and use your new gift wrapping skills to bundle up something special for a child in Japan – I’m sure they could use some cheer right now.