Mutual Purpose is uniting the Melbourne design community for bushfire relief

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The Melbourne creative community is once again demonstrating solidarity and support for victims of Australia’s devastating bushfires, this time with a fundraising platform, Mutual Purpose.

Mutual Purpose was created by Melbourne-based designers Sunshine Symbol, Coreprêt, Dominique Healy, Lois Hazel and Gemma, the assistant designer at Arnsdorf. Their aim is to use their connections and influence to help practice social responsibility and raise money for bushfire victims.

The five creatives have rallied together to organise a fundraiser event and online auction that will feature the work of 17 designers who work in the fields of jewellery, fashion, footwear and accessories.

Harnessing the collective power and resources of the creative community is a focus for Mutual Purpose. “The ethics that uphold our historic practices extend to our commitment in caring for this earth. We simply cannot continue business as usual, we feel it is our responsibility to voice our concerns for our fellow Australians and the environment through the platforms we have built and to raise desperately needed funds to help these causes.”

Each designer has donated a piece to be auctioned on the Mutual Purpose website until 10pm Saturday February 22, and there will be an exhibition that night to showcase the donated items and celebrate the creative community. All profits will be split between three charities; the Fund for First Nations, CFA and Wildlife Victoria.

Get behind the Melbourne creative scene, enjoy a gin and help raise money for those in need – all the event details are here. In the meantime, click through the gallery above to see our favourites from Mutual Purpose’s beautifully curated selection.


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