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1% for change

17 / 08 / 20
Be One Percent members donate 1% of their income every month to projects tackling poverty and inequality. In July, they raised an incredible £7,539 to provide education scholarships for a TRAID project improving the lives of young women formerly working in exploitative conditions in spinning mills in India. Helen Sharpe from Be One Percent tells us more. TRAID: What is Be…
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Over the next couple of weeks, we're sharing news from our project partners around the world. A lot of work is of course being impacted by Covid-19 as countries around the world have implemented lock downs, but on the whole, the projects TRAID funds are withstanding the difficulties and our partners and beneficiaries are adapting. This week, we're starting with…
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TRAID: Your reimagined trainers are extraordinary, like pieces of collage. What's your background and what inspired you to make shoes from reclaimed rather than new materials? Helen Kirkum: Thank you! I studied footwear design at The University of Northampton and then did an MA at the Royal College of Art, so this gave me a real mix of footwear experience.…
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