How Justina Blakeney Has Been Raising Funds for Black Racial Justice Organizations

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Designer Justina Blakeney does everything from creating gorgeous home decor items to giving advice on how to create the nature-filled room of your dreams. Her brand Jungalow carries wallpaper, planters, artwork, and more — all centered around bold color and pattern. Recently, Blakeney has also shown how decor brands can help make a difference amidst current events.

In light of the death of George Floyd and the protests against police brutality, Blakeney has been using her platform and brand to raise funds for important Black racial justice organizations. On May 30, Blakeney announced she would be donating 100% of net profits from Jungalow towards Black Lives Matter. In the end, the brand contributed $12,000 to the organization.

Blakeney followed up that action with a post on June 4 where she shared that the site was listing her original artwork for the first time ever, with 100% of proceeds from the nine pieces going to Black Visions Collective. According to Jungalow, the pieces all sold out within an hour.

Established in 2017, Black Visions Collective is dedicated to expanding "the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota." This includes actions like organizing local campaigns, offering Black community-centered trainings, and supporting emerging Black leadership.

Blakeney shared on her Instagram post: "Art can transform. Art can heal. Money helps too. #blacklivesmatter."


Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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