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The Shopping Sherpa: Haiti Relief

The tragedy that struck Haiti this week is heartbreaking, and the extent of the devastation seems overwhelming.  Sometimes it’s easy to feel helpless as you watch coverage of the disaster, feeling so small and so far away, but I’ve been really inspired by the people around me and those in so many online communities who are making an effort to help.  It’s especially encouraging to see craftspeople on Etsy contributing to relief funds with portions of their sales.  As one seller explained, “it’s not much, but small things can ripple outward.”  Below are just a few of the handmade items I’ve found on Etsy by searching for “Haiti”.

1.  Citron Mobius Cowl from Cristin Rae.

2.  Solo Smoky Quartz Necklace from Emma Alison Designs.  $20 from each necklace sold will be donated to

3.  Aloe Plant from The Subversive Herbalist.  Through January, 10% of all sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.

4.  Brassy Spangle Earrings from Made by Kalli.  Through the 15th, 25% of all sales will be donated to Unicef or Mercy Corps.

1. Coachella Bracelet from Peace Images.  Through this week, a percentage of all Peace Image’s sales will go to Wyclef’s Yele Foundation.

2. Liberty of London Clutch from Pretty Lulu Bridal.

3. Hearts for Haiti from Green Baboon Designs.  All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.

4. Silver Oyster Pendant from Robin Cruz McGee.  Through Valentine’s Day, 50% of all sales will be donated to the American Red Cross.


The lovely Lorena of marañón (!) is now donating 10% of all sales to Unicef through Sunday.  Like I needed more reason to want this Peacock Fan Embroidered Necklace…  And 100% of the proceeds from this Tattooed Lady Print from Amanda Atkins will be donated to the American Red Cross.  You ladies are making it so easy to aid Haiti!

3 thoughts on “The Shopping Sherpa: Haiti Relief

  1. Thank you SO much for doing this post. I’m so glad so many of us in the independent art community want to help.

    It’s very empowering and reassuring in a time when we all need hope that things will get better.

    I truly appreciate you including my “Coachella” bracelet.

    I did not include my donation percentage, but it is 25% of all sales.

    Thank you,

    • It truly is inspiring how many people care enough to take action. Thank YOU, Camille, for making your contribution. I’m just the messenger 🙂

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