How You Can Help Japan

Fashion is doing its part in the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief effort. Retailers from Uniqlo and Coach to Walmart and Best Buy have pledged huge sums of money, with most of them accepting in-store donations as well. Smaller brands, too, have galvanized, coordinating their own disaster response. Here are a few where the public is invited to take part…


who: Anna Sui
what: Sales of men’s and women’s T-shirts
where: online at Anna Sui and the New York boutique in April
when: Starting this week
donation: All proceeds from sales of the T-shirts ($20 each) will go to benefit Japan disaster relief

who: United Bamboo
what: Sample sale
where: 217 Centre Street, 6th floor
when: Tue, Mar 22 & Wed, Mar 23, 11-8:00 pm
donation: 100% of proceeds will go to relief efforts

who: Ace Hotel, Rudy’s Barbershop, Bimbo’s Cafe and Cha Cha Lounge
what: Matching donations
where: Real Medicine
donation: Up to $18,000 in matching donations, dollar for dollar, will go to Real Medicine’s Japan relief fundraising

who: Alexis Bittar
what: Online sales
where: Alexis Bittar
when: Mon, Mar 21 – Fri, Mar 25 (and in-store sales on Thu, Mar 24)
donation: 100% of all sales will go to Catholic relief services to assist in Japan’s recovery

who: EN Japanese Brasserie
what: Musical performances and silent auction with donations from Gavin Brown & many others, including Project No. 8
where: EN Japanese Brasserie, 435 Hudson St
when: Wed, Mar 23, doors open at 6:00 pm
donation: $250 in advance, $300 at the door. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund and the Japanese Red Cross

who: Maria Cornejo & Mark Borthwick
what: Mark and Maria will be on hand to sign Zero + Maria Cornejo’s new range of limited-edition T-shirts with prints taken from photographs by Mark Borthwick.
where: Zero + Maria Cornejo boutique, 33 Bleecker Street
when: Tue, Mar 22, 6-8:00 pm
donation: Profits from T-shirt sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders

who: 3.1 Phillip Lim
what: Sample sale
where: 260 W. 39th St, 17th floor
when: Thu, Mar 24 & Fri, Mar 25, 10-6:00 pm
donation: Proceeds go to the American Red Cross to aid Japan’s relief efforts

who: Creed
what: Online sales
where: Creed
donation: A portion of proceeds from all sales will go to the American Red Cross

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