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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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Hopeful World Podcast: Museum Of Homelessness

The UK’s first Museum of Homelessness aims to promote understanding, tolerance and a new way for people to learn about homelessness through research, collecting and public engagement. I sat down with the founders of Museum of Homelessness, Jess and Matt Turtle, to talk about their work and the issues around homelessness that they want the public to better understand. Listen below on Soundcloud, or subscribe on iTunes, Player FM or where ever you get your podcasts.Also you can subscribe to Hopeful Notebook for the latest Hopeful Traders updates and other inspiring news from the creative and socially conscious world. Email Address 

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ROL chooses to support C4WS with sales of his new collection

Hopeful Traders have collaborated on two more designs with artist ROL (Ray Of Light) to be released as part of the Kickstarter campaign on the 28th of July. The new styles feature images from a photography project that Ray took part in for the Serpentine Gallery backed, Edgware Road Project. The project highlights change and gentrification in London. Ray used a 1920s camera to take modern day photographs of the area to highlight the passing of time and changes to the scene. Ray has chosen C4WS to receive profits from the sales of the new collection. C4WS are a charity who support homeless people in London. Ray wanted to raise money for them as thanks for all the support they have given...

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