Very rarely does an opportunity come along that involves being creative for the greater good. I love being creative, and I love helping others, so when Lindsey approached me about a partnership with the wonderful women at Sistering and Spun Studio (where I would get to design my own line of textiles) there was no way I was going to say no.
Sistering & Spun Studio
Spun Studio, a social enterprise of Sistering, is a textile studio specializing in woven and sewn accessories. It’s amazing to see what these women can create when given the chance; scarves, blankets, purses, pillows and much more.
Bringing women into the studio that have been marginalized from mainstream economic opportunities helps build their self esteem and a sense of belonging – the things many strive for, whatever their situation in life.
Bloggers + Spun Goods
Sadly programs like this cannot run without the much needed help from the local community, government agencies, and fundraisers. In order to boost Spun Studio’s profile and make the public aware of its textile services, six talented lifestyle & design bloggers (myself included) were asked to design a limited quantity line of home goods which the studio would produce.
My product (more practical than stylish) is something that I have searched high and low for, for a very long time. I am not quite ready to reveal exactly what I will be designing, but I can thank the very generous people over at Tonic Living for graciously donating the lovely natural linen for my project.
Spun Goods Spring Collection Debut
On June 10th, Amy, Jennifer, Robin, Shannon, Renee and myself will be debuting our Spun Good Spring Collection at the beautiful Artscape Youngplace! Come meet all the designers, enjoy some complementary drinks, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. You’ll also be the first to see our limited quantity collection and have the chance to purchase our goods. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased on the Spun Goods website.
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As as way to thank my readers for sticking with me & reading my blog everyday, I thought I would purchase two tickets to Spun Goods’ event and host a little giveaway….
Prize: Two tickets to Spun Goods’ Spring Collection Debut on Tuesday June 10th.
To Enter: Answer this question… If you could design any home good what would it be? Pillows? Area rugs? Lighting?
Contact Deets: Don’t forget to leave an email address!
Open To: Canada… but you might want to be local to Toronto as this event is downtown.
Closes: Friday May 30th at Noon. One winner (of the two tickets) will be randomly selected, and announced on this post shortly thereafter.
Bonus Entries: Post about this giveaway/great cause on Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #SpunGoods. Leave a separate comment telling me you have done so.
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Looking forward to seeing you there!