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Brands For Beirut | Designing to help

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It’s already been one month since the Beirut explosion. While the people rebuild the city piece by piece, various brands have made it their mission to donate to and support various local NGOs in an effort to fund the different disaster relief programs. Here are some of our top picks you can support!

 

 

By Joy Saade

 

 

La Bulle

 

Esther Bou Anton, La Bulle’s designer, created a bracelet that gives back to Lebanese charities. Through strong belief in creating pieces that celebrate her Lebanese heritage, recent events have led her to create a new accessory collection which celebrates Lebanon, all whilst supporting Lebanese causes. Whether it be “Bhebak Ya Lebnan”, “Beirut ma Btmout” or “Beautiful souls”, all proceeds go to a verified Lebanese NGO of the purchasers’ choice.  Check them out here!

 

 

Feed Watanak

 

Feed Watanak is a new initiative that encourages civic engagement and sustainability, all the while allowing people to give back. With a variety of uniquely designed tote bags, a percentage of the proceeds is turned into funds that go directly to various NGOs, a different one every month. These bags are easy to wear, handmade, and highly sustainable and durable – everything we love. Proceeds of the first season and all throughout the month of September will go to Muwatin Lebnene. Order yours by sending a dm to their Instagram page, here!

 

 

 

Phillip Lim

 

American designer with worldwide reach Phillip Lim collaborated with Ruba Abu-Nimah to produce a limited edition of screen-printed sweatshirts. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to affected communities, more specifically through the Lebanese Red Cross and the Slow Factory NGOs. The sweatshirts are available on 31philliplim.com in both English and Arabic prints.

 

 

 

Narmeen Hamade x Print Social

 

Palestinian illustrator @narmeenh.illustrations worked hand in hand with @weareprintsocial in order to support relief efforts in Beirut. Available on here, two Beirut-related graphic t-shirts are currently being sold. All proceeds will go to the Lebanese Red Cross and Baytna Baytak organizations.

 

 

 

Maria Mouawad

 

Lebanese jewelry designer Maria Mouawad crafted a must-have bracelet and pendant design for Beirut. Three entities will be benefitting from all proceeds of this great initiative: the Lebanese Food Bank, Beit el Baraka, and the Rosary hospital in greatly-affected region, Gemmayze. They also offer worldwide shipping for all purchases. Check them out here!

 

 

 

 

Custom no.9

 

Custom No.9 launches their “Boards for Beirut” to sustain rebuilding projects in Beirut, with 100% of the profits going to @bebwshebbek. The boards are available in three different stones, and will be produced and delivered this coming October. Pre-order your board online at customno9.com starting September 9th to September 30th. You can also send an email to boardsforbeirut@customno9.com to register your interest and be the first in line to pre-order these limited edition pieces.

 

 

 

 

These are all great initiatives and necessary ones in these hard times. Our support is of utter importance: the more we buy, the more they donate!