Monday, November 26, 2012

Nepal fair trade fundraising AUCTION!


Leuca Duvet cover - up for Auction right now. Help raise funds for a fair trade enterprise in Nepal!

Some of you might know this already, but whilst Teegs is off doing her residency in Mexico (she's back next week!) I am preparing for a trip of my own - to Nepal!

In December/January I am heading off on a study tour of the main fair trade enterprises in Nepal. Over 20 days, our group of 15 will be visiting, learning, volunteering and getting inspired. The trip is run by Steph Woollard, founder of Seven Women -  a not for profit enterprise that employs marginalised and disadvantaged women to make handcrafted items that are sold in Australia. Read more about my trip (and see some gorgeous photos of the women at work) over at my blog!

But, I NEED YOUR HELP! One of our tasks before we go is to raise some money for one of the enterprises we will be visiting. We each get to decide which enterprise to donate our raised money to once we get there, which is pretty exciting. I'm sure this will be a tough decision since they will all be very worthy causes!

SO, in collaboration with the VERY lovely and generous Olivia of Moochie Lou, we have made one very gorgeous, ethical, organic duvet cover to auction off for this very good cause!


Leuca Duvet cover - up for Auction right now. Help raise funds for a fair trade enterprise in Nepal!


Leuca Duvet cover - up for Auction right now. Help raise funds for a fair trade enterprise in Nepal!


Leuca Duvet cover - up for Auction right now. Help raise funds for a fair trade enterprise in Nepal!

Here's the nitty gritty:

Up for auction - 1 x queen sized duvet cover with two matching 45cm cushions, total value $465. The flat sheet and pillow cases are not included but can be supplied for an additional cost (they're 100% organic cotton!).

Bidding - the reserve price is $200, bids can be made in the comments section of this post ONLY. Bids via phone/email/facebook can't be accepted.

Bidding closes - Bidding closes at 5pm AEST, Monday 3rd December! Bids timestamped after 5pm will not be accepted, sorry!

Payment - you will receive details on how to pay if you are the winner. We prefer Direct Deposit, but if you choose to pay by Credit Card or Paypal there'll be a little bit of an extra fee on top. Postage is free if you're in Australia, but you'll need to contribute to postage if you're from overseas.

And that's it! Happy bidding, and THANK YOU!

xx Lara.

11 comments:

Triney said...

Hi beautiful! I'd love to.kick the bidding off...$201 is my bid. Booyah!!!! xxx

olivia said...

ps. lara, size is 210x210cms xx

Meike Suggars said...

My bid - $210!
Cheers Meike

Pomegranate said...

Ooo great idea ! $240 for me!

cerebral e said...

Lovely! $275

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea My bid AUD$350

Lara said...

Thanks for the bids everyone you're all so generous!

Anonymous - you'll need to leave some contact details for your bid to count. Thanks!

Lara said...

Anonymous has confirmed by email! So the bidding stands at $350. Thank you everyone!

JudyP said...

My bid is $400

Stitchybritt said...

$420!

(I've been sat here thinking "yikes, can I afford this?", but then I thought "does the fair trade enterprise in Nepal need this?" and it puts things into perspective. Plus there is an awesome quilt to be won!)

Michael said...

Hi guys, it's Michael (Carmen's son, if you remember!). We'll bid $550. Cheers!