Over 30 of Australia's leading retailers with a combined network of over 1,000 stores have joined forces to provide 100% of profits from Thursday, 9th January to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. The retailers and supporting partners are: Abrand, Afterpay, Ben Sherman, Brixton, City Chic, Cue, Dr Denim, Farage, General Pants Co., Globe, Hush Puppies, Lacoste, Lee, Levi’s, Local Supply, Misfit, M.J. Bale, Nautica, Neuw, Nudie, Rodd & Gunn, Rollas, Speedo, Stussy, The Iconic, The North Face, True Alliance, Ugg, Veronika Maine, Wrangler, XLarge. In conjunction with purchases made on Thursday, select retailers of the ‘ALL IN’ initiative will also be taking additional donations to the Fund instore and via their individual websites.
What you need to know:
Where: Online internationally and in-store at the above retailers in Australia and New Zealand.
When: Thursday, January 9th
Kristin Fisher Eyebrows Markets
What started as a lone effort to help raise funds for those in need, Kristin Fisher's market idea quickly grew to involve over 300 brands. The event, which is taking place on Saturday, January 11th, will be set up like a traditional market with all money raised going to various organisations, including the RedCross, RFS and WIRES. Some brands involved include Nobody Denim, Style Runner, Swiish, Beysis, Trove, An Organised Life, Meshki, Lexi Clothing and KX Double Bay - which does not even begin to scratch the surface. There will be no set price on items, with Fisher asking for customers to donate "what you can and as generously as you can".
What you need to know:
Where: Guilfoyle Place, Double Bay NSW
When: Saturday, January 11th, from 9am
Eftpos machines will be available.
Spend With Them
Among the many homes and wildlife that have been lost during the fires, local businesses' in the towns affected have also suffered greatly. A lot of these towns rely on tourist dollars for their survival, which is why initiatives like Turia Pitt's 'Spend With Them' are so important. Spend With Them is an account which features businesses in fire-affected towns. There, the public can purchase from those who really need it. Pitt says, "Spend your money with the people and the communities who really, truly need it. They need you. We need you."
Hearts On Fire
Hearts On Fire is an online auction of experiences within the world of fashion, food, travel and the arts, to raise funds for those affected by the bushfires. More information to come.
The Aqua Zulu Australian Bushfire Crisis Fundraiser
A group of 24 photographers are auctioning off ocean art prints for the next five days, with all money being donated the Salvation Army and WIRES. Take a look at the incredible prints here.
Stand Up For Bushfire Relief
Some of the biggest names in Australian comedy will come together to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The event will take place at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Monday, 20 January, with tickets to go on sale tomorrow. The lineup includes Hannah Gadsby, Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Judith Lucy, Tommy Little, Joel Creasy, Cal Wilson, Nick Cody, Rhys Nicholson, Denise Scott, Nazeem Hussain, Tom Ballard, Frank Woodley, Peter Helliar, Arj Barker, and Sam Taunton. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 8 January, at 2pm from Ticketmaster.