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Bags for Japan

Domokun Display

I've been thinking that I want to do more to help with the efforts in Japan.

I'm not remotely athletic, so physical feats like doing a sponsored run are out of the question.

I don't really bake, so I don't want to provide paltry efforts for the wonderful Cakes for Japan.

I've not really got the time to auction stuff on eBay for the brilliant Bento4Japan campaign, much as I would like to take part.

Then I realised that I had lots of rather nice photos that I'd taken in Japan which languished in this weird half-life on Flickr, as I'd never got round to printing them out.

So I thought to myself, "I really like tote bags and I reckon others do - let's use those photos to make some bags for Japan".

I played around with all the designs to make them a bit funkier, and I'm pretty pleased with how they came out.

The bags are only £8 each and all proceeds will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross (that's £1.10 per bag). And there's free shipping till 31 March with the code HELP4JP.

And if you don't fancy buying a bag, you can donate to the British Red Cross using the links below.


Comments

knit nurse said…
What a brilliant idea, and great photos too!
Anonymous said…
What a great way to help! Love the Totoro Sign tote...
weebesom said…
What a lovely idea.
Miss Whiplash said…
Oh yes yes yes! I am going to buy many Domokun bags, make Domokun cookies and fill the one with the other...
Yes :-)
meemalee said…
@knit nurse - Yay, thank you!

@sauerkrauttosushi - Thanks, I do like its simplicity :)

@weebesom - Thank you, graphic designer lady!

@Miss Whiplash - Domo Domo Domo KUN!
Katy Salter said…
These look amazing - so professional! I've got my eye on the robot...
Dennis K. said…
Great idea and initiative Meemalee. I love the octopus one!
Will you post to Canada MiMi? How much would the shipping be?
meemalee said…
@Katy Salter - Thank you - yeah, the robot one is cool :)

@Dennis K - Thanks Dennis! I hope your friends and family are okay - your folks are mainly in Okinawa right?

@Michelle Peters-Jones - The site posts internationally. The free shipping code may work for Canada but I'm not sure - try it :)

Otherwise it should automatically calculate shipping for you but shouldn't be too much as the bags are very light.

I don't control any of the physical side - all I did was make and upload the designs :P
Niamh said…
Wonderful MiMi! These are great and such a fab idea.
WalshyMK said…
Such cool bags! I will purchase one when I can decide which to get!!
The Grubworm said…
Great idea and some cool bags (bagz?) MiMi. I particularly like Totoro. Ghibli rocks.
Patrick said…
I like them so much I've bought 2
meemalee said…
@Niamh - Thanks Niamh!

@WalshyMK - You could always get more than one ;P

@The Grubworm - BAGZ? Pff. Ghibli does indeed rock :)

@Patrick - Aww, thank you!
Katy Salter said…
Just ordered a tee! x
meemalee said…
@Katy Salter - Oh YAY! Thank you :) x