Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24th sparked the largest conventional military attack on a European state since World War II. People worldwide are supporting the Ukrainian humanitarian crisis in every way they can – and this includes those in the interiors industry.
A host of homeware brands have stepped up to show support for the Ukraine refugee crisis – including our five favorite below. If you're experimenting with new decorating ideas this week, these are the best places to start.
1. House of Hackney
This week (until Sunday, March 13th), 15 percent of House of Hackney's (opens in new tab) sales will go towards Choose Love's Ukraine Appeal – so you can rest assured that you're spending money in the name of a good cause. However, that is not all.
Readers in (and around) London can also visit the House of Hackney Sample Sale that will take place this Friday (11th) to Sunday at The Box (4-6 Ram Place, E9 6LT). The £2 entry fee will also go towards the appeal.
2. East London Cloth
Fabric masters East London Cloth is holding an online sample sale (opens in new tab) – featuring some of their most famous goods. From their gingham kitchen curtain to their nostalgic striped table cloth, there is no better time to get behind some of the biggest interior design trends of the moment.
And while some items may be sold out, East London Cloth will renew its stock over the coming days. All funds will go towards the Voices of Children charity.
3. Beki Bright
London-based textile designer Beki Bright (opens in new tab) is currently donating 20 percent of all her profits to the British Red Cross, until March 14th at least. Her collection includes a selection of wallpaper, cushions, upholstered chairs, and lampshades all hand-printed in the capital.
4. Jasper Fry
Photographer Jasper Fry (@jasperfry (opens in new tab)) is selling a selection of four prints taken on his trip to Kyiv in October 2018. Prices range from £50/ approximately $66 for one photograph to £160/approximately $210 for four.
The photographer will ship worldwide at an extra cost. The profits will be split between The Kyiv Independent newspaper and charities Nova Ukraine, Voices of Children, and Ukraine Humanitarian Fund. So, you can elevate your gallery wall ideas for an important cause.
5. Munro and Kerr
To date, Munro and Kerr (opens in new tab) have raised over £2000/ approximately $2,625 for The Red Cross and ChooseLove Ukraine Appeals (alongside A Considered Space). The home decor store held a lampshade sample and seconds sale and auctioned off a wavy lampshade last week. However, the team is currently looking at an ongoing way of supporting the red cross through a percentage of profits.
More information will be available here when further steps are announced.
If you would like to donate to ChooseLove Ukraine (opens in new tab), you can do so via this link.
Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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