As the Amazon Rainforest burns, I look out at the world and see chaos and uncertainty. I cannot sit back and do nothing. Creating an Instagram post about my outrage is not enough. I look at what I have the ability to do - which in all honesty feels completely insignificant in the grand scheme of what is happening in the world.
I previously wrote about Rebel with a Cause, my desire to make art while making a difference and my decision to dedicate each of my wallpaper collections to a different charity, donating 50% of my personal salary to specific causes that are near and dear to my heart.
This has been a long time in the making. I love the work that I do, but I want to make more of an impact on the world. I chose the charities because the work they do is deeply important to our society. The best contribution I can make is to donate some of the proceeds from my growing business to the following organizations:
If I stand up for what I truly believe in, I am hopeful the design industry will support me. I hope to prove that if a relatively small company like Black Crow Studios can give back, larger companies can do the same and make an even bigger impact. Plus, I feel that people want to know who and what are behind the products they purchase.
I hope my efforts will inspire the design industry to do more.
Rebel with a Cause - our giving back initiative - spans across every item Black Crow Studios creates. We will be releasing Limited Edition prints to benefit each charity, and also have some new collections in development right now that will be part of the cause.
Look for future posts that will highlight each of the charities and the collection with which they will be partnered.
We have also made donations on behalf of our friends and loved ones to:
Helping Hands for the Homeless
The Lupus Foundation
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