As time goes on, more designers and celebrities have gotten involved with Japan relief efforts in various ways, from donating goods and time, to offering a percentage of select or all sales for a span of time. It's become even easier for us all to do something, so shop, share, and spread the word about the ways in which one can give fashionably.
Fashion Girls for Japan (organized by Julie Gilhart, former women's fashion director of Barneys, and Kyoko Kageyama, of 3.1 Phillip Lim, amongst others) has coordinated a massive, two-day, NYC-based sample sale this weekend, featuring over 60 designers. Participants include Tracy Reese, Alexander Wang, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Boy by Band of Outsiders, Fallon, Altuzarra, Proenza Schouler and Vena Cava. Alll items will be discounted by 50% or more. Proceeds from the sale are going to the Red Cross, the New York City Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Fund, and Japan Society's Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. The sale will be held at The Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery, NYC) on April 2nd and 3rd (11am-7pm Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday). There is a minimum $5 donation to enter, and you can buy your ticket in advance via the website or at the door. If you can't make it, you can make a donation of any amount above $5 via the website.
The CFDA has organized an online luxury package auction, from April 5th - 28th at CharityBuzz.com, featuring unique experiences and lavish fashions from some of the organization's members, with all proceeds going to Japan Society. Big-ticket donations include a made-to-measure Tom Ford suit, tickets to the Victoria's Secret runway show and an invite to the Elton John Oscars party.
YMI Jeans is donating $10 from every purchase on its website from March 28th - April 5th to the Red Cross' Japan relief efforts. Currently there is a 25% off sale and new spring items, such as jeans, shorts, skirts and jackets, have just arrived.
däv, a rain boot company, has teamed up with Soles4Souls to donate 2,800 pairs of rain boots to the devastated areas in Japan, just in time for the rainy season starting in April. Each pair is adorned with unique artwork created by children from Ventura County, California and the shoes will be stuffed and packaged by community volunteers.
Aveda is showing love for the Global Greengrants Fund, which is working toward long-term recovery and rebuilding in Japan. Starting April 1st, the natural beauty company will give $1 for each person who simply goes to the"Check-in for Earth Month" tab on their Facebook page and clicks on the red "Check In" button. An additional $1 will go to the fund for everyone that checks into one of their salons via Foursquare. Other charitable options include making a donation at checkout on Aveda.com, or donating without purchasing via this page.
Charlotte Ronson will host an NYC sample sale with discounts of up to 75% and all proceeds going to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund. Shop 10 am - 7 pm, April 13th - 15th, at 1071 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 301.
New Balance Japan is donating 10,000 pairs of shoes to the relief efforts, and coming up in April the company's website will give consumers the chance to give to the American Red Cross for aid to Japan.
hitRECord.org, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative production company is selling two red REC buttons for $5, with all of the proceeds going toward GlobalGiving.org's Japan earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
MusicforRelief.org is selling a new compilation of songs, "Download to Donate: Tsunami Relief," including numbers by R.E.M, Linkin Park, Counting Crows and more. Any amount can be donated, but $10 gets you access to more songs and selections. Additionally, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park has designed two $25 tees with all proceeds from the shirts going to the Music for Relief fund.
Tory Burch has created the Tory Burch Japan Relief tee available through her site for $29, with all proceeds being donated to the American Red Cross. Purchase the tee now through September 15th to receive free shipping.
Mackage will donate $100 from the sale of their Jadyn, Jordana, and Oceana red leather jacket styles online and in their SoHo and Paris boutiques to the Canadian Red Cross.
Links of London will give 10% from global sales of its Friendship Bracelets, priced $155-$225, until the end of May to the Red Cross in Japan. The company also plans to keep its Tokyo flagship store open for business with abbreviated store hours.
Rag & Bone is donating 10% of all proceeds now through April 11th to the American Red Cross.