Here’s a better way to spend your Christmas by helping out our fellow Filipinos.
Typhoon Odette recently annihilated many parts of Visayas and Mindanao, leaving the cities with no power, no connection and no more shelter. You’ve probably seen the photos of the famous tourist spots in Siargao and Cebu after the storm and they’re all heartbreaking, almost like a ghost town. As non-government organization Kids for Kids puts it, “we hate how our country has become a poster-child for the Climate Crisis.” And nope, no amount of motivational quotes, resiliency-packed statements and band aid solutions are enough to solve the real issues. We hate to admit it, but most of the time, we’re left on our own.
In the spirit of solidarity and community, here are some of the local brands that have committed to donating portions of their sales to the ongoing typhoon relief efforts.
Local cult brand Proud Race recently opened their archives again and will be donating part of the proceeds to the victims of Typhoon Odette. There’s the memorable Mahal Kita print, Daddy tees and cutout dresses, and more streetwear staples,
Cebu-based designer Shayne Lopez of Tie Diet is one of the people who witnessed the rage of the Typhoon Odette first hand. In an Instagram post, they shared that the city won’t have electricity for a month or more. They’re currently selling some of the colorful pieces that the brand has been known for.
Sustainable local brand ANGKAN has always been supportive of our indigenous communities by promoting the work of our artisans. This time around, they’re donating 100% of the proceeds from their Surf slingbags to the relief efforts of Typhoon Odette.
Eyewear brand Ilaw Company may be a new kid on the block, but they’re already taking the necessary steps to make the world a little more brighter by donating 80% of their sales for the relief efforts.
THE LIBRARY PH
Jewelry brand The Library is known mostly for their dainty, handcrafted pieces made out of vintage materials. They’re donating a portion of their sales from their holiday collection to help those in Negros Occidental.
Beauty brand Hypergleam’s initiative this time is if you send them P100, you’ll get a voucher in return. You can also donate a larger amount to receive a voucher of the same value.
NEON ISLAND AND TAPIES
Aira Medina, co-founder of local brand Neon Island, has also seen the devastation in her hometown Cebu that was caused by Typhoon Odette. For their recent collaboration with Tapies, they’re giving 50% of their sales to fundraising organization, Courage Cebu.
ISSY & CO.
You can now shop Filipino makeup brand Issy & Co.’s products like their skin tints, hydragloss lippies and cleansing butters for a greater cause. They’re donating 100% of their storewide sales and 50% from their skincare line to the victims of Typhoon Odette.
Bare Canvas, a new beauty brand devoted to consciously-crafted skincare products, is donating 50% of their profits to purchase hygiene kits to those affected by the typhoon. The kit includes shampoo, soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, comb, and face mask.
THE LULA CLUB
Before you plan for the holidays, think about how you can also help our kababayans in Vis-Min. When you purchase a planner or a drink from The Lula Club, 100% of the profit will go directly to relief efforts of Typhoon Odette.
If you want to know more ways you can help, we’ve compiled a list of donation channels here.