I’m a big fan and avid supporter of Sistering and Spun Studio. A few months back you might remember that I participated in a blogger collaboration with Spun Studio that resulted in an event & silent auction to help raise money for the studio. Now until November 22nd Spun Studio is running a campaign to raise funds to keep the studio running.
WHO IS SPUN STUDIO?
Spun Studio is a social enterprise of Sistering; a textile studio specializing in woven and sewn accessories. Working with women marginalized from mainstream economic opportunities, involvement in the studio builds community, a sense ofbelonging and self esteem – the things that many strive for, whatever their situation in life. The women of Spun Studio are paid when the items they produce are sold. All money received from a sale goes directly to the participants.
WHO IS SISTERING?
Sistering is an organization that offers practical and emotional support to women through programs which enable them to take greater control over their lives. Guided by the principles of anti-racism and anti-oppression, Sistering works to change social conditions, which endanger women’s welfare.
Sistering’s employment and income support programs offer women the opportunity to earn supplementary income, prepare for employment, acquire workplace and business skills and establish links with employers.
Visit Sistering’s full site here.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE FOR CONCERN?
Spun Studio has had an incredible year. In June, their first annual Spun Goods event was held. The event garnered great attention and support as the Toronto blogging community partnered with the studio to design a capsule collection of handmade textiles. The collection sold out during our silent auction and Spun Studio participants were paid in full. In September the studio gained even more attention after taking part in this year’s Blog Podium.
We need to give Spun Studio the opportunity to continue to grow after this year’s much needed boost to their confidence.
- They need the funds to keep the weaving instructor/sales facilitator for TWO DAYS A WEEK for the next 6 months
- Two days a week for 6 months requires $8,000
- During the next 6 months the Spun Studio team will also be looking long-term, for additional grant money and/or corporate funding for the crucial role of the weaving instructor and other studio costs like materials, machine repairs etc.
- Check out our PERKS, depending on the level of donation, you too will get something in return – hint: the print above!
We understand that many of you will have causes you already support. While you may not be able to contribute to this specific campaign perhaps you have friends, family or colleagues that our program will inspire. SHARE, SHARE and please SHARE some more.
Please consider donating to this amazing cause and/or helping spread the word.