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Kickstarter Update: Bad news, good news... news

Hey guys so it's pretty clear now that I set the Kickstarter target a little high... a misjudgement by myself but certainly not the end of the world.  The build up to the Kickstarter and campaign itself has been a massive learning curve and in no way has it been effort wasted. We now have a considerably bigger following than the beginning of this year and the response to our work better than ever. So what next? Well I'm certainly nowhere near giving up on this project, if anything I am more invigorated than ever to put quality apparel and artwork into your hands, raise money for charity and give a platform to some of the most marginalised people in...

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Kickstarter Update: So Where Does The Money Go?

We are now over halfway through the Kickstarter campaign and I just wanted to tell you a bit about all the good your money will be doing if you pledge/have pledged.We have a collection available through Kickstarter which has been designed by homeless and formerly homeless artists. These are the rewards that you can get for pledging towards the campaign. The funding from the campaign will then go towards a new collection designed in collaboration with a group of young homeless people in London and you get pieces from this wonderful collection. WIN WIN! Money raised will pay for production as well as a pop up shop during the Christmas shopping period. All the people we work on the designs receive a percentage of...

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Kickstarter Campaign Goes Live!

Our Kickstarter campaign has launched! We are hoping to raise at least £8,000 so that we can offer more people affected by homelessness and mental illness the opportunity to create their own collections. The money will go into design workshops and production. We hope that we can raise a lot more than this so we can create a bigger range and sell it at a pop up and promo event in the run up to Christmas. Profits from the sales of the new collections will be redirected into community projects and charities chosen by the people we work with.Check out the Kickstarter page now!For updates about the campaign and news on all things creative and social, subscribe to Hopeful Notebook.Email Address 

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Hackney Gazette makes Hopeful Traders start-up of the week

Hackney Gazzette has made Hopeful Traders their start-up of the week. Great timing this being the week our Kickstarter campaign launches! Check out the full article here. For updates about the campaign and news on all things creative and social, subscribe to Hopeful Notebook. Email Address 

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Guest Artist: James Lewis

Our partners at 3rd Rail have set up an exciting collaboration between Hopeful Traders and lettering artist, James Lewis. James has painted a special piece for Hopeful Traders of which our friends at 3rd Rail will be creating a limited edition run of screen prints. The prints and the original painting will be available through the Kickstarter campaign this Friday.  Mock up of the artwork James has donated his work in the hope that his creation benefits people struggling with homelessness. James' genuine passion for using his creative talents to help people is not only inspiring but makes him exactly the kind of artist that Hopeful Traders seek to work with. Below is James' response when asked about what appealed to him...

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