While in Queensland at Christmas with family, the main topic of conversation was rain… followed by creek levels, the overflowing dam and much speculation on where it would all end… today the whole world is talking about it. In the wake of the extraordinary scenes of our flood ravaged towns and cities, the fashion industry has quickly swung into action to lend its support…
SYD♥QLD FLOOD RELIEF FUNDRAISER
Stylist and designer Donny Galella first put the call out on Twitter late Tuesday night for the industry to do what it does best—a gala event:
Before long, many of Galella’s high profile friends were on board pooling resources for a fund raising event on January 25th. Designers Alex Perry (above) and Samantha Wills, TV personality Maude Garrett and PR gal Sara Bray (who immediately worked the phones to secure a venue and sponsors) were quick to get behind Galella—now there is over $65,000 of prizes to raffle and auction including money-can’t-buy signed memorabilia from NRL star Braith Anasta, skater Corbin Harris and surfer Taj Burrow.
Tickets are a $100 donation—full details and venue information are to be released on January 15 but you can get in early by contacting Sara Bray PR & Events at email@example.com or phone 02 9389 6276. 100% of funds raised go to the Premiers Flood Relief fund.
CLICK HERE for event updates via Donny’s blog
THAT VINTAGE: JEWELLERY AUCTION
This lovely jewellery brand out of Tassie has posted a whole bunch of products for auction on their Facebook page until January 24th—all proceeds go the Flood Appeal.
CLICK HERE for more details
FASHIONAID: eBAY DESIGNER AUCTION
Fashion events agency Lara Inc. hit up social media on Wednesday requesting designers to donate pieces for an Australian designer auction on eBay. Although dates are yet to be released, designers taking part include our own Kissin Cussin plus Minty Meets Munt, Marnie Skillings, One Teaspoon, Little Joe by Gail Elliott, Sabatini, Nicola Finetti, Hussy, Shakuhachi, Nookie, Shona Joy, Valerie Tolosa and more.
Any unsold garments are to be donated to the flood relief efforts.
CLICK HERE for auction updates via Lara Inc. on Facebook
POLLI: 20% FROM ALL ONLINE SALES TO FLOOD RELIEF
HowBigIsYourEco designer Polli has announced that 20% from every online sale until the end of January 2011 will be donated to the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal. Support their efforts at Polli.com.au.
CLICK HERE to shop online for Polli jewellery and homewares
SAMANTHA WILLS: SHOP FOR A CAUSE
Jewellery queen Samantha Wills not only has big savings online right now, but she is giving $20 from every product sold to flood relief.
CLICK HERE to shop for a cause
MIMCO: ALL PROFITS DONATED, FRIDAY 14th JANUARY
Hit a Mimco boutique in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Singapore on the 14th and 100% of all net profits will be directed to the Flood Relief Appeal. Fortuitously, there are bargains to be had in their sale, so spend up…
VISIT mimco.com.au or mimco.co.uk.
WITCHERY: ALL PROFITS DONATED, FRIDAY 14th JANUARY
All profits on the 14th from Witchery stores in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa plus David Jones concession stores on new-season products and sale merchandiseit a Mimco boutique in Australia, UK, New Zealand and Singapore on the 14th and 100% of all net profits will be directed to the Premier’s fund.
PLEDGE FUNDS TO FLOOD RELIEF
Donate money to the official flood relief appeal by phoning 1800 219 028 between 6pm – 11pm, 7 days a week or donate via internet banking with the following details:
Account Name: Premiers Disaster Relief Appeal
BSB: 064 013
Account number: 1000 6800
SWIFT code for international donations: CTBAAU2S
For a tax receipt, forward a request with proof of donation to: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal, C/O Department of the Premier and Cabinet, PO Box 15185, City East QLD 4002.
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