A collective of designers and artists — spanning from big names to recent graduates — has announced plans for an auction for a range of organizations amplifying and supporting the Black trans community.
Participants in the project, titled Creatives4SystemicChange, cover established designers including Martine Rose, Eckhaus Latta and A BETTER FEELING, as well as a number of recent graduates such as Poalina Russo and Jawara Alleyne. Additionally, experiences spanning from natural dyeing workshops to rage dancing are also available through the raffle.
Entries for specific items are set to cost $10 USD, while there is also the opportunity to win an item at random for $5 USD. This means that not only will the project raise considerable funds, but will also allow people the chance to in something they may not be able to afford otherwise. The charities and organizations chosen by Creatives4SystemicChange are the Marsha P Johnson Institute, For the Gworls and The Okra Project. Additionally, 15% of proceeds will be used to uplift and support Black artists.
The auction is set to launch on the Creatives4SystemicChange site on June 28 and will run until July 4, when winners will be randomly selected.
Martine Rose also recently donated to another charity auction alongside Wales Bonner, Trés Bien and more.