Fashion pleating is a rich part of Melbourne's cultural and textiles heritage. This artisan craft is now a rare trade right throughout the world due to changing times and a lack of awareness. We are trying to raise money to save Melbourne's last pleater. With new initiatives and resources we can preserve this artisan craft for future generations
Help us save Melbourne's last pleater and the artisan craft.
Founded in 1925, Specialty pleaters was one of a dozen pleating business in Marvellous Melbourne but sadly now it is the last remaining one.
Currently its resident artisan pleater and owner, Simon Zdraveski, continues to pleat fabric for the likes of Toni Maticevski, the Victorian Opera as well as other established designers, but unfortunately the pool of new designers is diminishing due to lack of industry support and education.
Fashion pleating is a rich part of Melbourne's cultural and textiles heritage. This artisan craft is now a rare trade right throughout the world due to changing times and a lack of awareness. Penelope and William hoping that this campaign will give Simon and Specialty Pleaters the much needed support to continue its artisan fashion service for years to come.
Money raised from this campaign will go to the following elements,
1. Updating equipment and new moulds, some of which date back to 1930's and require restoration. Currently there is only one steamer
2. Establishing training courses that will be open to public to help transfer the craft of pleating to the wider community. (That's right, everyone can learn how to pleat)
3. Updating Specialty Pleaters website to implement a custom digital pattern download and booking service.
4. Development of educational resources and setting up apprenticeships to ensure the longevity of this important fashion craft.
REWARDING YOUR SUPPORT
Melbourne design duo, William Bon and Penelope Gibbs have created an exclusive collection of scarves, pocket squares and artwork to help raise funds for Specialty Pleaters, Melbournes' last artisan pleater. Titled 1930's Holiday as an homage to the early beginnings of Specialty Pleaters, these luxurious silk scarves feature hand drawn artwork under the themes of Ripponlea, Kalista and 1930's fashion. Illustrated in Hokum's signature style with drawings by Penelope the pieces have been pleated in a small knife pleat giving them a beautiful sculptural appeal with an elegant textural finish. Normally these would retail at a much higher price but being an exclusive and direct product you can purchase at a very special price.
“Nothing that we use for 5 minutes should pollute our oceans for 500 years”
We designed Tasini as marine animals to promote awareness of the ecosystems we want to protect. Attached to a keychain and with a foldable bag inside, it will be easy and fun to break the plastic bag habit.
With your funding we will launch a big environmental awareness campaign. You enable us to produce Tasini from recycled plastic waste and ensure a great impact by making Tasini affordable to as many as possible.
We developed Tasini inspired by our different backgrounds. Roger studying ways to reduce plastic bag use in a PhD research project; Pari holding a degree in Biology and researching Indonesian society as a cultural anthropologist; Adith consulting government and businesses on cleaner production; and Lia designing fun and creative products.
With a focus on Indonesia - the world’s second largest source of marine plastic pollution - we can make a real difference. But we believe that changing behavior around the world works best when it’s easy and fun. This has been our inspiration to create Tasini.
1. Launch a big environmental awareness campaign in Indonesia:
The likeable Tasini marine animals are the right environmental ambassadors to raise awareness about plastic bag pollution. With your funding we can create a big media campaign raising environmental awareness in Indonesia.
2. Produce Tasini Bags from recycled plastic waste (PET):
Fabrics from recycled PET are not yet common in Indonesia. To produce the fabrics, large quantities need to be ordered. With your funding we will be able to fill the minimum order quantity and start using recycled plastic waste for our Tasini bags.
3. Making Tasini affordable to everyone:
The more people we reach, the greater our impact to reduce plastic bag use. This is why we want to keep the price for Tasini as low as possible. With your funding, we can reduce costs for production while securing ethical and sustainable standards.
My name is Cera. I grew up in rural Kenya, then moved to a ghetto in Nairobi. After I got the extraordinary chance to get my degree at UCLA, I knew I would return home to make my education mean something for as many people as possible.
With your contribution and support, I'm doing my part to end generational poverty by providing dignified work to people who have been left behind by the global economy - all while making products that are good for the environment!
Last year, after graduating, I made a powerful choice to move to back to Kenya to tackle what I care most about: Providing opportunities for women, the poor, and marginalized minorities to make sure that children don’t grow up in poverty.
The seed of this mission was planted at the age of 9 when a civil war destroyed my family home, farm, and everything we owned. With nothing left, we moved to a ghetto in Nairobi, where I got to experience absolute poverty first-hand.
Now, years later, I have the education and expertise to make a difference. I need the funds... and that's where you come in.
HOW WE WILL MAKE THIS VISION A REALITY
ECODUNIA is a social enterprise that works with local producers in Kenya to make products that are not only environmentally sustainable, but are useful and unique. We are creating opportunities and empowering women, the poor, and marginalized minorities.
We are building a brand that has the capacity to provide work to over 500 jobs in Kenya in the next two years. We are committed to providing dignified work opportunities that will help workers pull themselves out of poverty.
WHAT IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
A social enterprise is a for-profit business that prioritizes people, communities and the environment before profit. And profits are reinvested into the business and into the communes they serve.
They often don't appeal to traditional investors, as the profit margins are generally low. However, once up and running, these businesses self-sustain and benefit everyone.
PrinCube is the ultimate handheld, portable printer. It’s ultra-lightweight, fits in the palm of your hand and lets you create fast, vivid, color printing anywhere. It works over Wi-Fi with your phone to easily upload any text, image, or design and instantly print onto virtually any object or surface at the touch of a button. Printing has never been more mobile and more convenient.
Works on any material:
The biggest limitation of traditional printers is that they can only print on paper. Until now, expensive laser engravers and screen-printing were required for putting logos and lettering on everyday objects. Now, with the PrinCube handheld portable printer, virtually any object can be printed upon. It makes precise prints on virtually any materials including paper, metal, textiles, plastics, wood, leather and other building and artistic materials.
Project Amal ou Salam, meaning Project Hope and Peace in Arabic, is a non-political, grassroots, organization that works with Syrian refugee children in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, as well as children in Syria to empower the future leaders of Syria through education, intervention, and trauma-based care.
We developed an innovative educational approach that seeks to empower the future leaders of Syria. The core tenets of the approach include working to ensure that every child has the right to an education, a childhood free from trauma and violence, and the hope of a peaceful tomorrow. Project Amal ou Salam has a successful track record of delivering this approach in week-long workshops in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey with volunteers from around the world, in the school that it funds in Jordan and in its community and educational partnerships around the region.
While visiting an IDP camp in Syria in 2013, Co-Founders Nousha Kabawat and Aziz Abu Sarah were struck by the bored children mirroring the anger, violence and sectarianism around them and began to imagine a grassroots effort to feed the children’s self-esteem and character. With a background in conflict resolution and peacebuilding in post-war societies, Nousha worked to turn her dream of a multicultural, interfaith community into a reality called Project Amal ou Salam.
Free from politics and sectarian dogma, Project Amal ou Salam operates across Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria – few NGOs for Syrian refugee children founded in the past few years are working across borders.
According to the UNHCR, to date there more than 5 million registered and unregistered Syrian refugees living in neighboring countries, of which more than half are under the age of 17. Since the revolution began in 2011, these children have been forced from their homes and country and have been unable to access basic needs or education. In 2019, children up to eight years old have known nothing but a life of war and conflict.
Through our workshops, school and community center, Project Amal ou Salam has supported over 7,500 children in four different countries, aided by nearly 200 volunteers from around the world.
Welcome to Geeek Club, the easy and FUN way to gain engineering skills. It’s no secret, engineering is one of the single most valuable skillsets you can have in this day and age.
For anyone who wants to work on their inventor muscles, there’s no better way to start! If you’ve always looked up to geniuses like Tesla and Edison, then you can get a small taste of their genius and develop your technical abilities without boring yourself to tears with courses and textbooks.
Are you ready to become a genius, have fun and impress everyone you meet? Geeek Club has TWO unique robotics kits for you to choose from.
Imagine a world where light is the only available power source, and robots scour the land in search of the precious energy to keep them going. Those robots would function in a very similar way to these nano-smart bots!
With light sensors and vibro-motors, these robots will intelligently move toward any light source, giving you endless amusement and an amazing conversation starter. Their size makes them the perfect décor for your office desk and kids love playing with these bite-sized robots.
We are Square Off, disrupting the rapidly growing on-screen industry which rekindled interest in traditional gaming by introducing new age connected board-gaming platforms to engage, entertain & teach users across all age groups, around the world.
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Our goal is to deliver our flower essences into worldwide consciousness, in order that this effective, sustainable device of transformation can help people everywhere lead the freest, great model of their lives.
What we recognize is that when organized in a certain manner, every flower on the earth has a unique effect on us as human beings, and those flower elixirs are little-acknowledged, however fast-appearing + powerful.
Through our paintings, we reconnect humans with their internal strength, beauty + creativity the usage of nature’s kindest treatment: plants.
We hand-collect plant life everywhere in the planet to make the maximum sustainable, gentle + powerful botanical treatment for emotional wellness.
We assist heaps of human beings around the sector experience more happiness, clarity, peace + higher sleep with flower elixirs, mists, oils + rituals.
Listen to my revealing interview with Geoffrey Fieger, the truth behind the new bill which is supposed to fix Michigan’s car insurance problems, and meet a young woman activist whose efforts to save Lake Erie were so impressive she was asked to speak before the United Nations.
I have a vast and unique perspective on this state, this nation, and the world, and have covered everything from the fall of Marcos in the Philippines to the old Soviet Union. I know a lot of stories that haven’t been told, at least in full, and want to go on telling you about things both fascinating and which you need to know.
But like any other kind of new venture, it takes funding to get this up and running and keep things rolling. That’s why I’m reaching to all of my friends to help me to keep doing what I do best by making a donation to this fundraising campaign. You can do so either by name or anonymously.
WHY MENTAL UN-HEALTH?
My name is Shatai Joiner and my educational background is in mental health counseling and psychology. I have worked in the mental health field with children, teens, and adults in clinical and community settings. One common theme I've noted with people of all ages is SHAME, and I am aiming to BREAK THE STIGMA attached to mental illness. This podcast will create a platform for REAL people to share their stories (the good, bad and the f*cked up) with the world, with the hopes of reaching listeners who need to hear these experiences, and understand that they're not alone.
Mental health is not openly talked about, even though Published studies report that about 25 percent of all U.S. adults have a mental illness and that nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
Studies have shown that some special sounds can affect the body system of the autonomic nervous system that controls flight or fright and self-digestion, and has a related impact on the resting activity of the brain.
Wooden pods have grooves of different sizes. When the beans jump between the grooves, they produce a crisp, sweet sound that relaxes the brain.
Made from wood from Africa and Zambia, it feels smooth and delicate. African Blackwood is one of the most popular and expensive woods in the world. Zambia Bloodwood also has precious qualities, such as waxy and pretty color, make it an ideal choice for musical instruments and fine furniture.
Its small size makes it ideal for carrying in your bag. Whether it's waiting in traffic jams or relaxing after studying, it can help you kill time and relax.
Help us get youngsters out of slums and into faculties.
Far too often being HIV high quality interprets to a life of deprivation, denial, and shame. At Living Positive Mlolongo we see matters in a different way. Our crew is dedicated to providing remedy, schooling, and desire to our own family of HIV tremendous girls and their kids.
Living Positive Mlolongo sends medical personnel to offer desperately wanted healthcare to people dwelling within the slums round Mlolongo and guarantees fitness exams are done on a weekly basis. Our team also includes 3 social workers whose kindness and expertise facilitates households managing poverty and disease discover ways to higher deal with their daily struggles.
Despite our high-quality efforts there are many girls who die from HIV/AIDs in our network and go away in the back of orphaned kids with out absolutely everyone to care for them. To make a difference within the lives of these children the pleasant and safest option is to ship them to a boarding school. Attending boarding school permits the youngsters to break out the slum, offers them with an education, and ensures they'll have food and a safe domestic at the same time as on the faculty. These are all things that are not possible for them to have while living within the slums.
How You Can Help
Receiving an schooling will change these children's lives completely and their enthusiasm for schooling is terrific.The cost of the first year of boarding school is $650 USD and covers all the items that the kid will need in the course of their education - the entirety from their mattress to their books and uniforms. For each year after the primary yr the rate is $550 USD.
When you sponsor a baby's education you not most effective trade that toddler's lifestyles, you also start a ripple effect as a way to trade the network for generations to return. Education of the following technology is the important thing to a brighter future for all of Kenya. Your donation to our reason is a small step towards a Kenya loose from severe poverty. Please donate to our motive and assist us make a distinction.
Thank you funders for helping us to surpass our goal!! PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE! We have so much that we want to accomplish. More funding will help us to:
- pay our wonderful, talented graphic designer
- develop new climbing routes and areas
Assist us with putting Palestine on the worldwide climbing map
We have to raise $5000 to cover the underlying distributing, altering and circulation costs.
Any cash that we raise over our objective will be utilized to help all the more climbing improvement in Palestine (all the more climbing courses, gear for nearby climbers, new projects at Wadi Climbing rec center and so on.)
The substance of the manual is 98% wrapped up!
In the wake of altering this spring, the book will be printed this late spring and dispersed in the fall. The book will be in stores and on Amazon before the finish of 2019.
This book recounts to an alternate story
The story that the world catches wind of Palestine is nearsighted. With this book, we would like to share a one of a kind encounter of Palestine through the vehicle of rock climbing. This is anything but a highly contrasting story. The shamefulness of Israeli military occupation exists nearby bright evenings at the precipice. There are checkpoints and warriors. There are likewise world-class climbing courses, heavenly Palestinian dinners, inviting neighborhood climbers and lagers in the wake of moving at one of Ramallah's numerous bars. Climbing, and the opportunity of development it gives, has an exceptional importance in this grieved setting.
Inside the Void... Go on an excursion "Inside the Void", where I inundate myself into the universe of buoyancy tanks and bring you curious to see what happens. A buoyancy tank is a sound-evidence, light-verification, best in class tank that is loaded up with water warmed to the specific temperature of the body- - 93.5 degrees Fahrenheit. You step inside, close the incubate entryway behind you, and buoy in the waters of your cognizance for an encounter that is difficult to overlook. Buoyancy tanks are known for making introsepctive, periodically "groundbreaking" encounters for the individuals who dare stay inside them. It is my firm convinction that the more mindful we are of our own inward issues, the better we can address the outer issues in our general surroundings. This documentary...is a top notch, professionaly-created picture of my own excursion into buoyancy tanks, yet additionally the business, study, and potential advantages for a tormented present day world that these tanks can have. YOU Can Be A Part of This Documentary, and Journey: "Inside the Void" is a top notch, connecting with, and inventive narrative depicting buoyancy tanks in the entirety of their secretive interest - however YOUR assistance is expected to finish the last form. Your commitments will help spread the expenses of: - Travel (conceivable trip to California to talk with Joe Rogan face to face) - Exclusive Interview Opportunities (appointments, travel, and so forth.) - Stock film and music - Equipment - Production (work hours, extra ability, and so forth.) Your Support Can Change the World? It is my conviction that the more we, as people, know about our very own inside issues, the more mindful we can happen to the outer issues that the world countenances. Buoyancy tanks give a one of a kind, remarkable open door for people to confront their internal feelings and clashes, allowing us to address and fathom the external hardships tormenting society. Your help, regardless of whether an immediate speculation/gift, or essentially SHARING this undertaking on Facebook and Twitter, will imply that YOU are a piece of the additional mindfulness that this narrative will bring to buoyancy tanks. The more individuals think about this remarkable, contemplative experience, the more might be available to trying it for themselves, and achieving the degrees of inward mindfulness that lead to increasingly cognizant, positive, and tranquil people...
Women of colour are used to working in predominantly white spaces where we are unable to bring our full selves, spaces that restrict our potential for honesty, imagination and development. Zora's House is founded on the belief that women of colour deserve a beautiful place to work, teach, learn and meet others.