I just received this in my inbox from my little Peruvian princess Andria.
So as many of you know, I’ve been living in Ollantaytambo, Peru for the past two and a half months, working with a non-profit known as Awamaki and designing a clothing line that showcases the beautiful hand-woven textiles of the region.
As this project is still in it’s infancy, we are fund raising hard in order to build the capital necessary to get the sewing cooperative off the ground ( for supplies, babysitting fees, monthly seamstress salaries, and professor pay) and to help give the women of Ollanta work that incorporates their traditional culture and gives them more financial independence.
To get to the point, on October 19th (which is tomorrow!) Global Giving, our main money supply platform, is giving away $100,000 in the form of matched funds to any and all projects featured on its site. This means any donation we receive will be matched by 30%, helping us reach our funding goals which will go towards financing the sewing co-operative and the capital needed to reproduce my collection of clothing next year, which will provide the seamstresses with a stable source of income.
If you can help out in any way I would be so thankful! I am having an amazing time here in Peru and I can’t wait to show you the finished collection. I have been documenting the process on my blog too, if you want to take a peek. The link is on my website crescioni.net
ANYTHING at all would be greatly appreciated - a reblog, ten dollars, spreading the word, anything. Andria is an insanely talented designer and she’s even more amazing for working to help these amazing Peruvian women out!!