A collaboration between the Urban Zen Foundation, Council for Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and eBay has brought together nearly 150 designers to support Haitian artisans. Each designer, including 22 jewelers, has personalized Haitian-made papier-mâché hearts that are being auctioned off on eBay from now until May 2 (8am PT). 100% of the proceeds go to the Urban Zen Foundation, founded by Donna Karan, which promotes economic development through job creation and vocational education, helps raise awareness, and highlights the creativity of artisans in Haiti. I’ve posted some jeweler contributions posted, but go to the eBay site to see them all and bid.
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Fashion industry favorite Ten Thousand Things is marking their 20th anniversary with a charitable twist.
The New York based fine jewelry business, founded by designers Ron Anderson and David Rees, has designed 16 one-of-a-kind pieces from rare materials collected over those twenty years for 16 of their favorite clients, including Kristen Stewart, Julianne Moore and Susan Sarandon. Each piece of the collection called Love & Adorn, valued between US$15,000 and US$20,000, will be auctioned off on charitybuzz.com from February 6-27 and the proceeds will go to each client’s charity of choice.
Famed photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin shot a portfolio of the 16 clients with their pieces, which will be published in the January edition of V Magazine.