You would have to be hiding under a rock recently to not know of the devastation that has hit Japan with the country attacked by a huge earthquake and the resulting tsunami. With 10,000+ people estimated to be dead so far and the number rising its one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit Japan. My love for the country is well known and the sympathy I feel for the people who’ve lost loved ones and lost their homes and communities is immense.
If like me you want to help by donating there are many ways to do it. One of the best ways is to donate through the red cross and you can click on the banner in my sidebar to be taken straight to the donation page.
Some retailers are also donating art of their profits from sales which means you can shop knowing that your playing your part. I’ve listed the ones I know of below and of course if you know of any others add them in the comments.
Awesome Etsy seller Tokyo Tombola is donating 25% of all sales to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal for the whole of March. You can visit her store here.
Steppie sell super cute Japanese kawaii style clothing and they are donating 50% of sales to the appeal. click here to check them out.
Blogger extraordinaire Eki is donating 75% of all sales this week to the appeal. She makes the most girly and ultra feminine jewellery and hair accessories and you can find her shop here
Master jeweller Maggie Angus who creates some truly original and stylish jewellery is donating 30% of all sales on Wednesday 16th March to the appeal and her shop can be found here
Authors for Japan are auctioning off a whole host of book related goodies including signed books, £200 worth of teen fiction and for all you budding authors a chapter critique from a well respected published author. All the details can be found here
Lady Gaga has kindly designed a bracelet to raise funds and it’s only $5 it includes the words pray for Japan in both English and Japan and it can be purchased through her web store here
Last but certainly not least vintage store Decades Past which is run by fashion blogger Christina of Profresh Style is donating a whopping 50% of all sales to the Japan appeal. Visit the store here
Remember if you know of any others add them in the comments.