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£1,270
raised of £1,000 target by 52 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,270 to support exceptional embroidery artisans in India struggling to survive during the lockdown.

    London
    Funded on Thursday, 17th September 2020

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    We're aiming to raise £1000 for a community of 24 embroiderers and handicrafts men in Mumbai, India who are struggling to survive during the strict lockdown in India and whose livelihoods are threatened due to the devastating economic impact of this epidemic.

    My company, Story Designs, has been working with this unit for a year on incredible embroideries and it would be heartbreaking to see livelihoods destroyed. The facility is supporting their 40 workers with aid and food parcels as much as possible but the lockdown has been extended leading to orders being cancelled and the struggle for many unable to return to work and leading a hand to mouth existence is harsh and often tragic.

    These highly talented artisans work on "adda" or tambour embroidery and embellishment. It is highly skilled work only done by men that takes years to perfect and is often passed down the generations from father to son. These men are often the sole breadwinners for their families.

    £40 provides a food parcel containing all essentials such as rice, pulses, oil, flour, sugar, soap and vegetables to feed a family of six for a month. £1000 would keep 25 families fed for the next month until their work, we hope, resumes. 100% of all donations will go towards parcels of food to support the workers in these extreme conditions.

    Head to my Instagram where I will be launching my handmade 100% cotton face masks using Indian block prints and vintage (new and unused) handkerchiefs in exchange for donations. I'm aiming to make 100 and am asking for a suggested donation of £10 but please feel welcome to contribute what you can to this worthy cause.

    https://www.instagram.com/storydesignsuk/

    There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness " Mahatma Gandhi

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      52

      • Donna

        Donna

        Jul 5, 2020

        Great cause. Looking forward to seeing what mask you come up with. Thanks a mill.

        £10.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Jun 23, 2020

        Thank you Julinka, for our masks, love Keith & lorraine

        £20.00

      • tom

        tom

        Jun 13, 2020

        brilliant work Julie

        £20.00

      • Emmy

        Emmy

        Jun 9, 2020

        You're amazing, so glad to be able to sorry this incredibly important campaign xxxx

        £50.00

      • Vicki P

        Vicki P

        Jun 9, 2020

        £10.00

      • Julia and Kuba

        Julia and Kuba

        Jun 9, 2020

        Thank you for sharing the story of these workers Julinka <3

        £20.00

      • Alice Duggan

        Alice Duggan

        Jun 8, 2020

        Great cause! Well done...Loving the masks!

        £20.00

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      Julinka Misztal

      Julinka Misztal

      London

      I'm Julinka, mum to a beautiful daughter, fashion designer and textile studio owner living in London. My company Story Designs was established in 2012 after a long and creative relationship and partnership with many incredible suppliers in India.

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