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Creatives raising funds to donate to Beirut

Donate Beirut

In the wake of explosions that have devastated Beirut, Lebanon, our beloved creative communities are doing what they do best.

Artists, designers and more are donating their works to support those affected, raising funds for the people of Beirut.

Artist Rachel Rutt is selling exclusive posters, while designer Christopher Esber is contributing all proceeds from sales. It's a place to start if you're looking to spend mindfully and donate to disaster aid on the ground in Lebanon.


Christopher Esber

The eponymous founder of Christopher Esber released a statement via Instagram yesterday: "As a designer whose identity is grounded in my Lebanese heritage, my heart goes out to all those affected in Beirut following the devastating explosion ... With Lebanon in such deep crisis, I ask that you consider donating to the charities ... linked in our bio."

In addition, Esber announced the brand would be donating 100 per cent of profits from sales over the next two weeks to Impact Lebanon, Lebanon Red Cross, Lebanese Food Bank and Beit el Baraka - immediate aid funds committed to providing medical support, food, shelter and the rebuilding of Beirut.


RUTT Australia

Artist and RUTT Australia founder Rachel Rutt is selling images from her Feel Real Love project with all proceeds going to Beirut Relief Fund. They're A3 size, $20 each and available on the RUTT Australia website.



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Gracias Madre

Manuela Leigh's predominantly second hand and vintage homewares project, Gracias Madre, has been selling handmade Shibori towels, with 50 per cent of profits going to an NGO chosen by Impact Lebanon. The other half of proceeds will be donated to Guajira Sin Hambre, a relief effort for Colombia's Wayuu community, who are unable to access basic necessities due to the economic impacts of COVID-19.


My Chameleon

The cult favourite online retailer is donating 20 per cent of August profits to Beit el Baraka.



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Harriette Gordon

The bridal wear designer is selling face masks constructed from silk remnant pieces. The masks are selling for $15 each with all proceeds donated to Impact Lebanon's Disaster Relief Fund and UNICEF's Lebanon emergency appeal. You can find them online now.


Linden Cook

To support global fundraising efforts, Melbourne-based jewellery brand Linden Cook are donating 100 per cent of profits from their Cedars for Lebanon Necklace to The Lebanese Red Cross and Impact Lebanon. The fundraiser is ongoing until the end of August.



For other ways to donate, visit our working list of funds to help the people of Beirut. If you're a maker raising funds for Beirut, DM us at @russhmagazine.


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