Help The Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort In These Fashionable Ways

It may be over a week now since Hurricane Sandy first hit the East Coast, but the storm’s devastating effects are still being felt today. These tragic times, though, have brought forth some beautiful examples of American solidarity, hope, and generosity in response, including but certainly not limited to reactions from the fashion community. Just yesterday, Ralph Lauren donated $2 million to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, citing his love and support for New York as his biggest motivator. Countless retailers are carving out major percentages of their sales and donating them to the American Red Cross, and even jewelry house Langoliers is giving a portion of their most recent auction’s final sale to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief fund. In the same vein, there are a number of opportunities for you to help AND get something fashionable in return. We’ve rounded up for you some of the most stylish goods available that were both designed with Sandy in mind AND are donating sales dollars to the relief effort!


Grey Area is selling shirts to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.
Photo: Courtesy of Grey Area/Jordan Doner

+ Grey Area New York Hurricane Sandy Relief T-Shirts: These Hurricane Sandy Relief tees by Grey Area are ridiculously cool. It’s not just because the ombré and dip-dye designs are perfectly on-trend. We also love them because 100% of the profit from the “I Still Love NY” and “Manhattan Blackout” shirts is being donated to Sandy relief programs in our NYC home.


Skreened is selling shirts to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.
Photo: Courtesy of Skreened

+ Skreened New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Relief T-Shirts: New Jersey, from Hoboken to Atlantic City, was devastated by last week’s superstorm. Support the relief efforts in style with these Jersey-centric t-shirts from Skreened who will donate 100% of the profits to restoring the shore.


Selfless Tee is selling shirts to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.
Photo: Courtesy of Selfless Tee

+ Selfless Tees I Am Vermont Strong T-Shirts: Selfless Tees is using these “I Am Vermont Strong” t-shirts and hoodies to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts and other VT disaster recovery organizations in need by way of I Am Vermont Strong, Inc. So far, they’ve raised over $20,000!


Young Whales and Blink-182 are selling shirts to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.
Photo: Courtesy of Young Whales/Blink-182’s BOMPA

+ Young Whales Sandy Relief Hoodie: Beloved streetwear label Young Whales has introduced some Hurricane Sandy relief designs of its own (our favorite is their the hoodie version). On top of donating ALL of the proceeds from the tees and sweatshirts to Sandy relief funds, the pieces are also all signed by the owners of Young Whales who just happen to be New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz and Chicago Bears Lineman Nate Collins.

+ Blink-182 East Coast Pride T-Shirts: Pop punk mainstay Blink-182 has created an “East Coast Pride” t-shirt (yes, even despite hailing from SoCal!) and will be giving 100% of the profits to Hurricane Sandy relief.


Joan Hornig, Dana Walden, and Dalla Nonna are selling jewelry to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.
Photo: Courtesy of Joan Hornig/Dana Walden/Dalla Nonna

+ Joan Hornig Build Up The Giving Necklace: If tees and hoodies aren’t your thing, there are plenty of opportunities in the world of jewelry to help along the coastal revival in the wake of Sandy and pick up a new, meaningful bauble. Joan Hornig’s Build Up the Giving Necklace features a silver dumbbell pendant and donates 100% of the proceeds from each necklace to the relief effort.

+ Dana Walden NY State Of Mind Necklace: Dana Walden has created a “NY State of Mind” bar plate necklace and is donating 100% of the proceeds to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief programs.

+ Dalla Nonna The Scatter of Sparkle Necklace: Jewelry house Dalla Nonna has rendered “The Scatter of Sparkle” necklace in their signature rectangular shape and will be donating 20% of the proceeds from sales to the Red Cross in support of relief efforts.


Wedding Chicks and Cool Material are selling totes and notebooks to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief.
Photo: Courtesy of Wedding Chicks/Cool Material

+ Wedding Chicks Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation Tote: Show your support for the relief efforts while making a $20 donation to the American Red Cross with the Wedding Chicks Hurricane Sandy Relief Donation tote.

+ Cool Material Rebuild Sandy Relief Notebooks: Sure, these aren’t really things you can wear, but we love the simple, chic design of these “Rebuild” Sandy relief notebooks and Cool Material makes t-shirt versions of them, too. Plus, all of the profits go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

For direct donations, text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief or call 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767); for Spanish speakers, 800-257-7575; for TDD, 800-220-4095.

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