Saturday, September 11, 2010

Felt...like helping out!

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As the hugely successful children's 'retailers' relief effort by Kids Fashion Review for the kids in Christchurch wraps up this weekend, the next round of fundraisers is starting up.

This week it's the artists, designers and crafters turn - and we're proud to be involved in this too!

The 'Felt...like helping out' relief effort has been set up as a 'pop-up' shop within the Felt.co.nz website. The group is run by volunteer graphic designers, artists, jewellery makers and fashion designers, and is known as FeltAid (www.feltaid.felt.co.nz/ ).

All of the proceeds of the goods sold on FeltAid will go to the Canterbury Red Cross Appeal, which is helping with restoration projects and family welfare assistance.

The goods for sale on FeltAid have all been donated by artisans from all around New Zealand to the cause, from Auckland all the way down to Dunedin. It's a natural reaction by the craft community to band together to lend a 'handmade hand' - every day we pour love and thought into our creations and gifts for people we love. By donating goods we are sharing this love with the Christchurch community. Christchurch is also the home of Felt.co.nz's headquarters, and a vibrant arts community, many of whom have been personally affected by the quake.

The pop-up store will only operate until October 31st, so get in quick to buy a bit of handmade love and help the Christchurch community. It's perfect timing to fill those Christmas stockings!

(PS: OTLP has donated goods to the store, as have our crafty friends. Beautiful goods there!).

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