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Shopping with a purpose

Recently I met a wonderful Ukrainian family. They have been in New Orleans for a few years, but have already touched many people with their story, and have had the good fortune to help several family members seek asylum in the United States. It’s far from an ideal situation, hard to make ends meet while waiting for their work visas, and they live together in cramped quarters.

Sometimes retail therapy can act as a simple action to take to maintain an illusion of control. No, adding stuff to the cart won’t reduce battles, but if it’s a step up, it’s money well spent! Check out the products I’ve found to help Ukrainian relief efforts or focus on the cause you care about and shop around!

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Ukrainian Flags, Pennant shop & Brad&Dellwen
Bracelet, Shop the New Orleans Collection
phone case, Vida
Wristbands, Roxanne Assoulin
T-shirt, Make good merchandising
Candle, The good shop


New Orleans Historical Collection: This shop supports local artists as well as those in need around the world. Discover their pretty recycled textile bracelet for the benefit of Ukraine.

The good shop: Burn a Peace candle made in New Orleans.

Make good merchandising: Lots of t-shirt design options from this manufacturer to show support

Feet first: Call store for details

Pennant shop and Brad and Dellwen: Fly a Ukrainian flag to show your solidarity and remind others to remember the cause

On the Web:

Empty : This site offers nice sustainable products designed by and / or for the benefit of Ukrainian aid

Roxie Assoulin: Bracelets with 100% of the profits going to Ukrainian aid

Estee Lauder: The brand’s foundation will match up to $1 million in proceeds from various products like Advanced Night Repair Cream.

Etsy: Many Etsy sellers are fighting the good fight. Type Ukraine at the top and find out all the options.

Events this week:

Cute Faget dropped their neutral earth collection and it’s super chic! The small hoop is my favorite and perfect for every day. And remember, it’s made in NOLA!

Look for a workshop maintenance on @stcharlesavenuemag this Friday around noon with the owner of the newly opened brick and mortar store, Lauren from Hola Guava.

Head to the FromPetra Trunk Show this week at Angelique Shop for fun and funky jewelry. Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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