On September 13th, we launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise money for sewing machines for our new space, and to finance our refugee project. Our campaign ended on Wednesday, and we are thrilled and proud that we surpassed our funding goal. In 45 days, we raised chf 16 690 with the help of 196 backers. This is thanks to all of you for supporting us, and for sharing the project with your networks.

We have ordered our industrial sewing machines, and are looking forward to their arrival in the next couple of weeks. We are using the surplus funding to further develop the refugee-designed t-shirts that we piloted during the campaign. Our idea is to further develop the designs and stories, and set up a webshop to sell refugee-design items, with the idea that 30% of any sales will go back to the refugee designer. We will keep you updated on our progress!

Looking forward to seeing all of you at Social Fabric!
Heather, and the rest of the Social Fabric team