Wear your heart on your sleeve with a Helping Hands bracelet to support Australian bushfire aid efforts
The fires that raged throughout much of December and January were beyond devastating but even now as the embers begin to die down, the true impact on the land, animals and people is just beginning to be felt. The James Street Initiative is joining forces with Brisbane artisans Blue & Grae to release a limited-edition run of unisex leather bracelets to provide a little helping hand to those people and animals impacted by the Australian bushfire crisis. 100-percent of the proceeds will be donated to charities assisting communities and wildlife in recovery efforts.
If you have been known to wear your heart on your sleeve, the Helping Hands bracelet from The James Street Initiative could be right up your alley. Made from the finest quality Australian leather that has been sourced from regional communities and donated by AusTANNERS, the bracelets have been lovingly crafted by some amazing community volunteers who spent their Sundays with the crafty folk from Blue & Grae cutting, embossing and threading buttons to create this one-of-a-kind piece. The bands feature solid brass hardware and are hand embossed with the words ‘Helping Hands’ on the top – a nod to the people who made this project happen as well as a little reminder that you too have been part of something special. The unisex embellishments are one size and measure 23-centimetres long by 1.5-centimetres wide with two clasps for comfortable sizing.
Helping Hands bracelets are $15 and proceeds will be split evenly between the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES). Keen to nab one (or two) for yourself? Jump over here, stat. Shipping is $2.50 flat-rate Australia wide or you can opt to click and collect and pick it up in person at Museum of Small Things (M.O.S.T) at The Calile Hotel.
Image credits: David Chatfield and Jack Martin