As the world watches the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear incident unfold in Japan, a few designers are offering stylish products and a chance to help at the same time.
Tory Burch has designed a special edition Japan Relief T-shirt, from which all net proceeds from every t-shirt sold will be donated to the American Red Cross through Sept. 15. It is available for pre-order online for $29 and will be available in select Tory Burch boutiques in mid-April. The designer is also partnering with private sale website Rue La La for a special online boutique offering access to the Japan Relief T-shirts. The boutique will opened today and will run for five days. “Our hearts are breaking for our family, friends and the millions in Japan and around the world affected by this devastating disaster,” says CEO Tory Burch. “We want to do whatever we can to help this strong, resilient country.” The company will also donate 10% of its website proceeds to the American Red Cross at a future date to be determined.
Now through Friday, March 25, jewelry designer Alexis Bittar will donate 100 percent of all sales through his website to Catholic Relief Services to assist in the recovery of Japan.
Lady Gaga fans can pre-order specially-designed rubber bracelets that say “We Pray For Japan” from her website for $5. The singer says: “Choose your price to add an additional donation with your wristband. All proceeds go directly to Japan relief efforts.”