donderdag 14 oktober 2010
Available from Saturday October 16th, Leather Lampshade by Pepé Heijkoop
brighten up your life and the life of poor women:
The lampshades are handmade in a production that Pepe has setup himself in Mumbai, India.
Pepe puts high value to an ethical and right production process. In which he engages as many underprivileged people in the process as possible. Key for the assembly of the lampshades are 20 mothers living in pavement dwellings in the red light area of Mumbai. He met them through the Tiny Miracles Foundation, set up by his cousin Laurien Meuter. This foundation brightens up the life of street children. Next to creating work for their mothers, for every lampshade sold, the equivalent of 1 month of school fees is donated to send their daughters to private English school.
The foundation also provides for a host of other educative sessions including health awareness, HIV prevention, and vocational courses.
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