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Partnering with Like Having You Here in support of Whitechapel Centre

The lovely Lauren and Paul of likehavingyouhere.com have chosen some Hopeful Traders tees to feature amongst their beautifully curated collections of lifestyle products. They have elected to donate all of their selling commission to their local homeless charity, The Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool.  The duo are known for their lifestyle blogging and carefully researched city guides but they are also passionate about social change.  We both personally find the amount of people living on the streets heartbreaking. People who have little to no chance of climbing out of living this way through no fault of their own. For this reason, all proceeds from this important cause will go straight to charity.  - Lauren and Paul (likehavingyouhere.com) I am always so excited to connect with...

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World Mental Health Day: £5 donated to CALM for every order this week and FREE tote bag on orders over £40

10th of October 2017 is World Mental Health Day and so Hopeful Traders have once again teamed up with our pal ANXTI for a collaboration that raises awareness and money for a mental health charity. We have released a special edition, organic cotton tote bag available for £10. Sales of all of ANXTI's collection raise money for mental health charity CALM. You can get a FREE tote bag if you spend over £40 on our website before midnight on Sunday the 15th of October. No discount code needed, the bag will automatically be sent with your order unless you make a note refusing it.   As if that wasn't generous enough we are giving an extra £5 to CALM for every order...

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ONE Festival Of Homeless Arts

The ONE Festival of Homeless Arts is a unique exhibition of creativity that gives a voice to some of the most marginalised people in our society.Join us at Old Diorama Arts Centre (Euston) to celebrate the opening of the festival with an evening of entertainment and a first look at this striking display of works by people affected by issues such as homelessnes and mental illness.Formerly homeless artist and campaigner, David Tovey, has created an exhibition of artistic talents including a variety of visual arts, street dance, live music, poetry and more.Your support makes this festival what it is. Last year the studios were filled with people from all walks of life, celebrating the diversity of creative talents in our...

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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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