Design Unites Charity Auction Supports Black Artists + Designers Guild

Photo credit: Courtesy of Isla Bella Beach Resort; Photography by Alaric Campbell
Photo credit: Courtesy of Isla Bella Beach Resort; Photography by Alaric Campbell

From ELLE Decor

With the recent reckoning the world is experiencing due to racial injustices, the Hearst Luxury and Design Group, through the broader #DesignUnites initiative, is supporting the Black design community by hosting a charitable auction to benefit the Black Artists + Designers Guild, a nonprofit organization that aims to amplify the art, projects, and voices of Black creators and makers.

You have the opportunity to give back while you bid to win a resort stay or gorgeous chair. The lot includes a mix of beautiful furniture, chic accessories, and one-of-a-kind experiences. All funds raised through the CharityBuzz auction will go toward the guild’s initiatives, including Mission Fund, education, and the BADG Concept House.

Here is the list of all items being auctioned, and visit the CharityBuzz site to start your bidding here.

Auction Lots:

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Independent Designers Creating Collections at Home

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Over the past few months, the fashion industry has experienced upheaval unlike anything in recent memory. COVID-19 has forced many in the industry to stay at home, with a ripple effect of disrupting production and manufacturing chains, leaving millions unemployed. Recent protests across the U.S. over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody have added another layer to retail’s complicated reopening and strategies moving forward.

By now, one thing is clear: The fashion delivery calendar as it stands has to change. A widespread message campaign to realign deliveries with the seasons they’re intended for has been pushed by Dries van Noten and by the CFDA and British Fashion Council through a joint statement, as well as other designers and groups.

For sales, supporters argue better alignment will lead to fewer markdowns and excess inventory. For sanity, designers will be able to

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