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Princess Diana (concert update)
October 5, 2007, 11:26 am
Filed under: Charity, Events, People, Update

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Back in July we wrote about how Prince William and Prince Harry were marking the 10th year anniversary of their mother’s death with a concert event to celebrate her life. Well It has just been announced that the concert raised £1.2 million for charity. Eight organisations will receive at least £150,000 each from the proceeds.

The charities will also benefit from the proceeds of the concert DVD, which goes on sale on November 5.

Well done fellas.

Via > The Press Association

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Little (RED) Riding Hood
August 24, 2007, 4:26 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Campaigns, Charity, Events, People, Products

Camilla Engman was chosen by the Converse 1HUND(RED) artists program to design a pair of Chucks for the (Product) RED campaign. Check out her Little Red Riding Hood inspired kicks here >

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“For Converse 1HUND(RED) Artists, Engman drew upon the fabled character of Little Red Riding Hood as her primary inspiration. Engman noted, “The artist’s role in contributing to a cause is to try to help us see the cause anew, to understand it, to feel it in a visceral way.” She chose the character for her pluck and bravery, her warmth and kindness, and her iconic familiarity. Indeed, the Little Red Riding Hood character appears in many of Camilla’s works as a recurring motif. “I wanted the design not to interfere too much with the shoe and to be something I would like to wear myself. The Little Red Riding Hood character has appeared in many of my paintings and drawings and probably will again. She has so many attributes that I like,” she added.”

Converse hasn’t started selling Camilla’s kicks yet,. they’re still sampling them. Once they receive enough orders (I’m sure they will) then they’ll begin manufacturing them. So keep an eye out,.. or check back for an update. Congrats Camilla! 

Spotted over @ NOTCOT.org



Instant Karma (Save Darfur)
August 1, 2007, 1:12 pm
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Companies, Music, News

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GoodStorm is up to so much good stuff,.. I had to let you know about their Instant Karma MixTape >

“GoodStorm has partnered with Amnesty International, Apple, and Warner Brothers’ Music to bring you “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur”. It combines the power of John Lennon’s music recorded by some of the world’s best-known artists, together with cutting-edge forms of instant activism enabled by Internet and mobile technologies. The project will call attention to the urgent situation in Darfur where between 2 and 400,000 have died, 2.5 million have been displaced from their homes, and 4.5 million people in Darfur and hundreds of thousands in the neighboring countries of Chad and Central African Republic are at risk of starvation, disease, and further attacks. More than 50 musical artists, including U2, Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Green Day, Ben Harper, and Aerosmith, have joined this international effort that combines John Lennon music, technology, and human rights activism. Do your part to help end the suffering in Darfur by putting the GoodStorm Instant Karma MixTape on your blog or website.”

To see all the artists on the CD and if you’d like to put the Instant Karma widget on your site or buy the album from iTunes go here.



GoodStorm (Music)
August 1, 2007, 1:00 pm
Filed under: Charity, Companies, Music, News, Services

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When we originally wrote about GoodStorm back in January of this year,.. we were telling you about how they newly launched company was letting individuals design t-shirts on their site (they handled all the fulfillment) and let you keep some of the profits. Well it looks like GoodStorm is at it again,.. and this time they’re doing it with music >

“Tagged as “Capitalism Done Right,” GoodStorm‘s Mixtape connects bands and fans together and spreads the wealth. Users are able to create a play list of up to 100 songs from over 2.7 million tracks and then place it as a widget on a personal web site, blog, MySpace or Facebook page where visitors can purchase a track for a shade under a buck. Artists, who need to have signed up and uploaded their work for it to be used — so get uploading, kids — receive 65 cents. GoodStorm takes 29 cents, giving a portion of the profits to various charities and social initiatives like the Save Darfur campaign, proving philanthropically that capitalism, when done right, can be used for the greater good. You get to pocket the remaining 5 cents.”

A great example of “Capitalism Done Right” Great indie bands receive exposure, money is raised for charity,.. and you get a nickle! Yeah I know a nickel isn’t much,.. but like everything else,.. small things add up,.. (plus all you did was copy and paste some code,… don’t be greedy : )

Make your own mixtape here

Via > JoshSpear 



Stella McCartney > Limited Edition Tank
July 24, 2007, 1:42 pm
Filed under: Charity, Design, Limited-edition, People, Products

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Check out Stella’s Limited edition tank >

She originally created this limited-edition tank, $50, for the Glasto festival. She explains: “The t-shirt is inspired by all the airbrushing my mum and dad used to get made in the ’70s.” The tank will be on sale starting *today* July 24 and proceeds benefit the Oxfam charity, whose aim is to end worldwide poverty.

You can buy it @ YOOX

Via > PopSugar



Absolut New Orleans
July 19, 2007, 11:28 am
Filed under: Awareness, Charity, Limited-edition, News, Products

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Check out what Absolut Vodka is up to >

“Absolut Vodka is creating a special-edition flavored vodka (Mango w/ a black pepper kick) to honor New Orleans, and the proceeds will go to Gulf Coast charities. The vodka is a limited run of 35,000 cases. Going on sale in August for about $19 (€13.80) a bottle at retailers nationwide, it is expected to raise $2 million (€1.45 million) for five Gulf Coast charities, which the company says will get all the profits to help rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.”

I will definitely drink to that. Make it a double : )

Via >International Herald Tribune



Johnny Marr + PF Flyers
July 9, 2007, 1:40 pm
Filed under: Auctions, Charity, Companies, Design, People

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Check out these shoes designed by lead guitarist of Modest Mouse > Johnny Marr >>

“The former Smiths man has created his own unique design of PF Flyers Centre Lo sneakers, proceeds from which will benefit two different charities on either side of the Atlantic.”

On one side of the pond >

“On July 10, 108 pairs of the trainers will be sold on eBay in the UK for £40 each. All the proceeds will go to The Pictor School in Manchester.”

On the other side of the pond >

“A further 108 pairs will go on sale Stateside on the same day for $80 with all monies earned going to the Cure Autism Now Foundation.”

Place your bid here.

Via > Gigwise