Sunday, January 23, 2011

Australia Day on Etsy!

Australia Day Promotion

Gum Leaves Pin Cushion by spincushions

The Australian teams on etsy have joined together for an exciting cross-team Australia Day event! Teams from all around Australia are participating- the Down Under Street Team (DUST), the Sydney Etsy Team, the MadeOnTheLeft team from Perth, the Adealaide team and the BrisStyle team from Brisbane.

Find some amazing handmade or vintage goodies, or pick up some craft supplies to make something special! Participating shops are offering a discount of between 15%-25% across their entire store between January 26th-31st (Aus time).

How to get the special Australia Day discount:

Enter the discount code ausday in the coupon code space during checkout between 26th-31st

Use the code for:
15% off these items
20% off these items
25% off these items

Support for the flood disaster

From My Heart Card donated by glasfaden

As part of the Australia Day event, we'd also like to help spread the word about the efforts on etsy to raise funds for those affected by the terrible flood disaster in Queensland.

The BrisStyle team is running a Handmade Ark Flood Appeal, with some or all proceeds from items sold to be donated to the Premier's Disaster Relief Fund. Browse items from the Ark Appeal here or find out more on the BrisStyle Blog.

The DUST team has set up a dedicated shop with all proceeds (minus etsy and PayPal fees) to be donated to the premier's flood appeal. Visit the AusDisasterRelief shop here.

(please note- the flood fundraising appeals are separate from the Australia Day discount offer)

-posted by morphologica

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Queensland Flood Disaster

Originally posted on The Australian Etsy Blog

I'm sure everyone is aware of the terrible flood disaster in Queensland. Many Australian sellers on etsy are working together to try and raise funds to help those affected by the disaster, and there are lots of ways you can help- either by donating an item, buying some cool stuff with the proceeds being donated to the flood relief fund, or by helping to spread the word about these efforts.

The Australian Etsy DUST team has established a shop taking donations from sellers all over the world, with all funds (minus etsy and PayPal fees) to be donated to the Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal (over $2500 has been raised already). There are new goodies being added all the time, but you have to be quick before someone else snaps them up because things are selling quickly! You can visit the ausdisasterrelief shop on etsy here.

Some of my favourites from the shop:
Swoon Bracelet by SavageKitten

Alien Nation Coinpurse by MsPIGGii

Visual Journal Slip Cover by iheartcharlie

The Queensland BrisStyle team has also launched a Handmade Ark Flood Appeal, where participating members are donating proceeds from their sales. You can find out info and browse the lovely things for sale via the team's blog- they have raised over $1300 already!

Picks from the Handmade Ark Appeal:

Follow Your Heart Garland by LittleMaryMoo

Banana Cupcake Soap by warmsigh

Jeffrey by WildChildDesigns

There are also other ways to donate- you can contribute directly to the Premier's Relief appeal here.

Also, the RSPCA has asked for help, as their Fairfield Shelter has been severely damaged (see below). Unfortunately the shelter can't receive disaster relief funds needed for human welfare, so they are relying on donations to rebuild the facility. If you would like to donate, please visit their website for details. All of the animals have had to go into temporary foster care because the housing and equipment has been destroyed.

- posted by morphologica