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Announcement    We sell handmade gifts and accessories - jewellery, bags, textiles, clothing, art, homewares and more - most are one of a kind and unrepeatable. Profits are donated to Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders, and we also sell some art and craft supplies, to raise money for their fantastic work around the world.

The items in the made4aid shop are made and donated by creative people around the UK and other parts of the world. The shop is run by Sally, in London, who set up Made4aid as a registered UK non-profit voluntary organisation, in 2009.

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Last updated on Aug 23, 2021

We sell handmade gifts and accessories - jewellery, bags, textiles, clothing, art, homewares and more - most are one of a kind and unrepeatable. Profits are donated to Médecins sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders, and we also sell some art and craft supplies, to raise money for their fantastic work around the world.

The items in the made4aid shop are made and donated by creative people around the UK and other parts of the world. The shop is run by Sally, in London, who set up Made4aid as a registered UK non-profit voluntary organisation, in 2009.

For more info. about made4aid aid please visit
Find us elsewhere online:

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Sally Alsford

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About made4aid

Sales 635
On Etsy since 2010

made4aid - selling handmade items to raise money for MSF / Doctors without borders

In 2009 I was inspired by a blogger who raised a lot of money for relief work in Darfur, with her wonderful handmade bags.

Helped by some friends made4aid was set up as a voluntary, non-profit organisation and we started selling all sorts of hand-made items. After selling on our blog, we set up this Etsy shop in September 2010.

Artists, makers and designers donate their work from anywhere in the world, to be sold through made4aid - proceeds go to the work of Medécins sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders.

We have made some great contacts with other people who love making things, and who want to give some of their creativity to a good cause. For the latest information on money raised and donations made so far, please see our website: which also has more information about made4aid, including information about making donations and other craft for charity projects.

Shop members

  • Sally

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    made4aid has been selling handmade arts and crafts for charity since 2009. We sell handmade items and supplies - anyone can donate items to sell. All proceeds go to Medécins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders. More info:

  • Mary Thomas

    Designer, Maker

    'I am an Alternative Photographer in Wales, England, using Victorian photo processes in North Wales to create unique original prints. I like working with natural forms, plants and flowers as well as Ernst Haeckel illustrations'. @marytcyanolumen.

  • Rhonda

    Designer, Maker

    Rhonda teaches and studies music, and crafts in her spare time making gifts for family and friends. She makes embroidered jewellery and has donated hand sewn earrings with soft floral design.

  • Cathy

    Designer, Maker

    I live in Kent, and hope my quilt can raise funds for MSF. I make quilts by hand and machine and enjoy working out patterns and choosing fabrics. A long-time recycler, patchwork is the perfect fit for me, re-using snippets of fabric to keep us warm!

  • Anne Marie

    Designer, Maker

    Anne Marie is a craft enthusiast, particularly textiles and knitting. She runs Highland Wool and Textile Fairs in the Scotland promoting Highlands & Islands crafts. She co-runs KwirkyKornerScotland on Etsy for Scottish pottery and vintage buttons.

  • Raven


    Raven lives in Cambridge, UK and has donated some hand crocheted items for the made4aid shop.

  • Gabrielle


    Gabrielle has donated some of her oil painting work to made4aid.

  • Amelia


    Amelia sells antique and vintage buttons on facebook and on Etsy, She has donated jewellery she made for an earlier business venture, to made4aid, to raise money for medical relief work.

  • Bridget

    Designer, Maker

    Bridget lives and works in North East Scotland, and is a cancer survivor, who started crafting while ill, and now is continuing to create for medical relief work, donating to made4aid. She makes fibre art work with Scottish themes.

  • Fiona


    Fiona is donating some of her hand knit items to made4aid.

  • Linda Ann


    Linda Ann sews and donates to made4aid, she says : "I am retired and have more time to sew these days. I would love my sewing to be able to help a worthy cause."

  • Hailey

    Designer, Maker

    I have a knack for creating nature themed pieces. Environmental conservation has always been a passion of mine, and creating pieces that showcase the beauty of the world around us is something that I have always had a love for! @honeysucklehandmadex

  • Marilyn


    Marilyn has donated some handmade felt Christmas decorations to made4aid.

  • Amanda

    Designer, Maker

    'I have been been crocheting since I was 10 years old. I love to make things for charities, family and friends. Finding Made4aid is an exciting new charity for me to work with. I am glad my love for crocheting can help out others through Made4aid.'

  • Lola

    Designer, Maker

    Lola has donated some fabulous designer bags to made4aid. You can find her on Instagram : ducie_studio

  • Becky


    Becky has used some beautiful japanese fabrics to make cosmetics bags, donated to made4aid.

  • Linda Foley

    Designer, Maker

    Linda: I love experimenting and making anything to do with stitching, particularly enjoy embroidered textiles. I hate waste and try to be greener, using second hand clothing/curtains etc, You can find me on instagram @lindafoley_stitchedworks

  • Joan

    Maker, Donor

    Joan has donated some of her crochet work to made4aid.

  • Lillian


    Lillian has donated hand-crocheted scarves to made4aid.

  • Thandie


    Born in Zimbabwe, I currently call Scotland home. I mainly paint with gouache and acrylics, but am always testing new mediums. My creative process is automatic/instinctual, led by my subconscious so my art and colour palettes are broad and varied.

  • Megan

    Maker, Designer

    "I have always enjoyed crafting but in 2020 this has become even more important. All items I make are for charity as it is my hobby. My charity website is "

  • Amy Addis

    Designer, Maker

    Amy lives in South London. She has started sewing for her baby daughter, and has made some extra dresses to donate to made4aid.

  • Sally Alsford

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Recently left work, so I have more time for made4aid and making things. I love knitting, weaving, spinning and sewing - some of the bags in the shop are mine, some of the knitting, and other things. Happy to have a great motivation for creating.

  • Mandy

    Maker, Designer

    Mandy helped set up and support made4aid from the start, she knits, weaves and spins, and we have sold a number of items she has made and donated.

  • Sara Hammond


    Sara crochets beautiful things with beautiful yarns, and is donating some of her work to made4aid.

  • Tanya


    Tanya, of Pomme de Jour has donated some of her fab. cushion covers and bunting, made from vintage fabrics.

  • Breezy Bobbins


    Breezy Bobbins sews and has donated a reading- and cat- lovers cushion cover.

  • Nicole


    About me: my name is Nicole, I run and the Knitting Nuggets Newsletter. I've been knitting for charity for years but this is my first foray into knitting for charity fundraising. Excited for the opportunity!

  • Sue

    Creator, Designer

    My name is Sue. I am mostly housebound, one of my hobbies is art and craft. Making and donating to made4aid brings me a lot of joy. Most important, the profits all go to charity to help all those in need.

  • Sue M


    After making some dresses for her grand-daughters, Sue has made some similar toddler dresses for made4aid.

  • M


    M is a twelve year old high school student in America, who has donating some of her art and craft work as part of a school project on non-profit organisations.

  • Joy

    Donor And Maker

    Joy, in South London, donated a range of craft supplies, including handmade ribbon roses and bows, sew on motifs, lace and other haberdashery.

  • Laura

    Designer, Maker

    Laura, in Yorkshire, UK has always been interested in creating new things. As a person with long-term mental health issues, she wanted to use her art to give a part of herself in a positive way and feel useful. Her search brought her to Made4Aid!

  • Amy


    Amy, who lives in the USA, has donated a handmade art slides bag to made4aid.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 29, 2021
made4aid ( is a non-profit organisation which has been raising money for aid and relief work since 2009 by selling handmade art and craft items and supplies. made4aid is registered with the UK National Council for Voluntary Organisations : membership number NCVO 11190, and is run mainly by Sally, based in London, UK.

For most sales, made4aid donates all profits (after Etsy and paypal charges) to Médicin sans Frontières / Doctors without Borders, through a Charity Aid Foundation account. In some cases, a percentage of the item price is returned to the maker to cover their costs. Listings will state where this is the case.

This is a collective, charitable shop. Items listed have been given by the person who made them (except for vintage items). Items in the shop are made by Sally, who runs made4aid, or made and donated by other artists and crafters, except for manufactured supplies or vintage items.

You can find out more about made4aid at:
Do please email us with any feedback or queries at: made4aid [!at] on via our facebook page.

Do find us on facebook
and on Instagram @made4aid

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Returns are accepted ONLY if an item is damaged, on delivery, or significantly not as described in the item listing and photos.

Handmade items will often have irregularities or unevenness which are not flaws, but which are part of the nature and character - and charm! - of hand-made work. Please note also that colours will look different on different monitors/devices, and please look at our photos carefully as these form part of our description.

Because of the fund-raising nature of this project, we are not able to pay shipping costs on returns, but will refund the cost of the item (excluding shipping) once a returned item is received by us in the original condition and packaging.

Most items come with insurance coverage up to £20. Please let us know if you wish to purchase additional insurance or would like your item sent with tracking / signed-for; there may be an additional cost for this.

All items sold by made4aid are covered by UK legislation.
Payment should be made at time of purchase please or within 2 days, unless previously agreed. Please make sure your Paypal/Etsy delivery address is correct before you complete payment.

Any refund (e.g. for combined shipping costs) will be paid to you once we have shipped your item.
Your purchase may be cancelled by made4aid if you have not paid within 36 hours, unless you have made special arrangements and/or contacted us.
Shipping costs are detailed with item listings. * Buyers outside the UK are responsible for any and all customs and import taxes or duties that may apply. We are not responsible for delays in processing at customs, this is out of our control.

We will mail to the address given in your Etsy order. We minimise packaging to save wastage and cost, use recycled and recyclable packaging and re-use packaging wherever possible. We do not normally send a printed receipt / invoice, please let us know if you do need one. If you would like your item gift wrapped, please contact us - there may be an additional charge for this. Your item will normally be shipped by the person who made and/or donated it from the UK, or sometimes another part of the world. Once your payment is cleared, we aim to ship within 5 business days (at most) of receiving payment, normally within 2-3 working days.

We will combine shipping where possible if you buy more than one item. Listing prices given for 'combined with' are only indicative of the maximum which could be charged; we cannot confirm combined shipping costs until we know which items you have bought. We only charge actual shipping costs, and for multiple purchases we will refund any overpayment over £1.00, unless your combined items are over £10.00, in which case they may be sent with tracking; the cost of this may affect any refunds. Please see returns and exchanges for further information.

Where shipping is from the UK, this is usually by Royal Mail second class or Royal Mail international for overseas buyers, and will include insurance up to £20. For items which cost over £20 shipping will include tracking/signature and insurance up to £100. Please let us know if you'd like to upgrade to first class or next day delivery, there will be an additional charge for this.

If your item does not arrive within the expected timescale, please contact us; we may ask you to wait a little longer, in the first instance, as some international deliveries can take up to 2-3 weeks. We will issue a full refund for any item that has still not arrived after 30 working days.
Additional policies and FAQs
made4aid began in June 2009, selling online via a blog at:

We began selling via this Etsy shop in September 2010 and we welcome your feedback.

If you missed an item you wanted to buy, contact us - it may be possible to make a custom order for another the same/similar.
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I may collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy.

1. Information I Collect

To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order, for example), if you contact me directly via Etsy messenger or email.

2. Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

* as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
* if you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for a made4aid mailing list;
* if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
* as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

I do not normally download, store or retain your personal information separately or outside/in addition to 1. records kept by Etsy, as part of my shop account, and 2. any information contained in Etsy emails and communications, or 3. any emails or communications that you might send me.

3. Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for only very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

* Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
* Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as postal and delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services to ensure that your purchase reaches you safely.
* Business transfers. If I were to sell or merge my business, I might disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
* Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

4. Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time periods: 4 years maximum.

5. Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

6. Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

* Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
* Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
* Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
* Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

7. How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Sally Alsford, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at made4aid [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:
Sally Alsford, 46 Heathwood Gardens, London SE7 8EP. United Kingdom.

More information

Last updated on May 26, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders

We can often make custom items for jewellery or accessories |(made by Sue) and for bags, sewing items (eg. pin cushions and needle cases) or knitted items such as teddy bears. Additional time for making your item would be needed. Please contact us with any queries.