How small brands, designers and artists are helping Ukraine
Founder and designer Leila Vibert-Stokes created this art piece called “Peace” with proceeds to the British Red Cross.
Inspired by the Dutch Masters, dive into a magical bouquet of flowers created as an ode to Peace and in support of the Ukrainian people, with 70% of the sale price going to The Red Cross’s Ukraine Appeal.
The art print is a museum quality giclee print, printed on a matt, smooth 300gsm paper with fade proof archival inks.
Lisa Todd Designs
Founder of namesake homeware and design brand, Lisa Todd, is currently fundraising and coordinating essential supplies including food, toiletries, pain relief, sleeping bags, nappies, sanitary products and more with first donations leaving Slough by lorry for Poland on Sunday (6th March 2022) morning with further departures next week.
Founder and designer Louise Wargnier of Tatie Lou created a special art piece called “Yellow Buds”, with all sales being donated to Choose Love for their Ukraine Emergency Fund.
Yellow Buds is a hand drawn contemporary botanical illustration and is printed onto a lovely 300 gsm textured paper and costs £16.50.
From 7th March 2022, Heather Shields, a British textile brand, is donating all profits from the sales of this scarf to two charities close to Healther’s heart: https://voices.org.ua & https://www.msf.org/
The scarf is hand woven from 100% lambwool in her home studio using double cloth construction. The scarf is fully reversible.
The “Cove” colourway is inspired by a camping trip to the Outer Hebrides where the waves meet the sky.
Approx size: 160 x 20cm
Mishfit – this art print is sold out
Artist Mishfit created art piece called “Peace not war” which is an open edition, with 75% of the sale price going directly to The Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. It’s printed on 255gsm Somerset enhanced velvet paper and each copy is signed and embossed by the artist.
Rock the Heirloom – donation from sales throughout March 2022
Amy, the founder of antique and vintage brand, Rock the Heirloom, is holding a fundraising event with all sales to be donated to the British Red Cross appeal for Ukraine.
From furniture to homeware and accessories, you can browse their website and find some amazing treasures while helping a great cause and charity that works on the ground helping people in need.
Annika Reed Studio
The Sun and her Flowers is an original Lino print with hand painted flowers and is a symbol of hope, peace and solidarity. Founder and designer Annika of Annika Reed Studio will handprint and paint an edition of 50 and 100% of sales is being donated to Save the Children Ukrainian appeal.
Sisters Claudia and Alexia from Print Sisters created beautiful art cards called Peace Doves, available in blue and cream as a pack of 6 cards printed on 300 gsm paper.
The pack costs £19 and comes with Kraft envelopes and the cards are blank inside.
All proceeds from sales are being donated to Save The Children UK charity.
Designer and artist Debbie Carne of Alijoe Designs is raising funds for the British Red Cross. She says: “I hope that by joining the army of fabulous initiatives by so many artists and designers, the 100% of proceeds raised from the sale of this plate can help just a little.
As I was sorting through some plates this week, the colours and calm of this gorgeous vintage Alfred Meakin plate inspired me to create.
It is £50 and I will donate 100% of the proceeds to British Red Cross #ukrainecrisisappeal.”
The plate measures approximately 21.5 cms/8.5 inches.
The plate is really for decorative purposes – although it can be gently rinsed, in order to preserve the fragile designs, please do not soak, scrub or place in a microwave or dishwasher.
Raw Copenhagen Jewellery
Designer and owner of jewellery brand Raw Copenhagen Karina Johansen created “The Peace” bracelet and so far Raw Copenhagen has raised close to £1000 in just two days.
Karina says: “Following the Russian invasion into Ukraine we are all watching with horror as the human sufferings and devastation unfold. We watch and feel helpless. However, when living far from the crisis situation there are still things we can do, not least like raise funds for humanitarian organisations, who operate under the principle of neutrality, are present on the ground, and hence can reach the far corners of a war zone and provide humanitarian aid and assistance.
I have therefore decided to design two and later a third bracelets from which all money from sales will go directly to the British Red Cross and their Ukraine Crisis Appeal. I have decided to use blue gemstones due to the blue in the Ukrainian flag, accordingly, some yellow charity bracelet will also follow.
So let’s raise some funds together for humanitarian aid which will help support the basic human needs for food, shelter, medicine, water, first aid and warm clothes for the people of Ukraine, millions of whom are already internally displaced or have fled to neighbouring countries.”
Lifestyle brand Luks Linen is getting involved by donating to Disaster Emergency Committee and donating profits from sales.
Founder Rachel Ward says: “Having heard from those who have direct contact to aid workers and journalists on the ground, we decided not to donate products – they are already overwhelmed and it is causing already debilitating problems at the border. Instead, funds are urgently required so we are making an immediate donation to Disaster Emergency Committee as the government is currently match funding. Additionally, we will be adding samples and seconds to our outlet this weekend and 100% of profits from these sales will also be donated.”
Art-led wallpaper and homeware brand, Common Room just released a new wallpaper design called “Paper for Peace” by Kate Watkins. The founders say: “Ukraine’s national flower, the sunflower, has in recent weeks come to symbolise resistance in the face of adversity. ‘Paper for Peace’ represents our respect and admiration for one nation’s bravery in distressing times. The Ukrainian word Підніміться translates to English as ‘Stand up’ – we hope this will inspire you to rise like a sunflower and take a stand in solidarity.”
All profits go to the British Red Cross D.E.C Ukraine appeal. Find out more about how your donation will reach families and communities in Ukraine here.
This wallpaper, and samples of it, are currently available to pre-order only.
Samples measure 26 x 21 cm. They come folded in half in an A5 envelope.
Cramer & Bell (fundraising event now closed)
London-based art consultancy practice, Cramer & Bell is organising an auction which will be open from Friday, 4th Match until 4pm on Sunday, 6th March 2022. The auction includes art works of some of the artists they represent including a piece by artist John Goodison called “Untitled” and many more.
The founders say: “Like so many this week, Cramer & Bell have watched in disbelief and horror at the Russian invasion of Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and their democratic rights, and in awe of their resilience and bravery.
Thank you to all the incredible artists who have made this fundraiser possible.”
Loughran Gallery (fundraising event now closed)
Uniting art for a good cause, a London-based Loughran Gallery is also organising an auction event. Their “Art United” charity sale will run from 10:00 on Friday 4th March until 19:00 on Sunday 6th March featuring art donations by artists including Jessica Zoob – donating Angels Wing, David White, Nancy Cadogan, Chris Levine and many more. If you’d like to purchase any of the incredible pieces on offer, please email your best offer to [email protected] during this time. They will notify those that have successfully purchased the pieces on Monday 7 March.
The founder says: “Our artists, and those that have connected with us through social media to also take part, have been overwhelmingly generous in donating artworks for this sale. We hope we can raise as much money as possible for the people of Ukraine, who need us now more than ever. We will keep this page updated with current offers. Donations can also be made to Save the Children’s Ukraine crisis appeal via our Just Giving page.
Together, let’s support Ukraine.”
Agha Home (fundraising event now closed)
Interior design and gallery store, Agha Home is fundraising on Saturday 5th March 2022. Co-director Maria Joripas Aghababale says: “We will be donating 15% of our takings to the British Red Cross Charity. We have six original, signed water colour pieces donated by artist Terry Powell who we cannot thank enough for his hugely generous gesture. We also have art donation by artist Besheer Abbaro called “Embraceable You” and Selina Javaid also donating one of her art pieces.”