It's been a week but this time last week I was getting ready to head to Austin for SXSW. Little did I know that Japan had a major catastrophe hit it with a tsunami AND an earthquake. Saturday morning I sat in my hotel with my boyfriend reading about the events and how people helped. Those attending the SXSW conference came together and such groups as SXSW4Japan were created to support. As news continued to spread, I know my sister and I reached out to our friends and colleagues to ensure that they were ok and without question, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone that is there and those who have people out there. My sister, boyfriend and friends travel their frequently and to know that something like that happened is mind numbing!
In the midst of the tragedy, we are aware of organizations that are providing 100% of funds to help the people of Japan. There are also those in the fashion community that are either doing the same or providing a portion of the funds to be apart of the efforts. Kitten Lounge is not in the debate on whether one should opt to support the Red Cross or whether you should purchase an item knowing that proceeds will be made available. It is our belief that whatever way you choose to support and where your heart feels the most comfortable is the best way! Today, we have a total of 6 posts (Palmer Cash, Rebecca Minkoff, Alexis Bittar, Assouline Publishing and Natori) that will have one item in each that goes to aid Japan and we hope that you pass it along to others!
A Bathing Ape, on the day of the tragedy, let its fans know that you could come by their store to donate to the Red Cross as well as provided a link for those that would like to do online donations. We hope that by curating fab items that are available you can support those who need the help as we continue to hear more heartbreak from this situation!