Hi Rick - Thanks for the welcome. Yes, we are neighbors in Nevada County! I'm up at the top of Banner Mountain . . . different 'ridge'. We also have friends in common, and probably more than one. I'm the one who's been assisting Michael DiMartino with Golden Road Radio Hour and Gold Country Community Arts websites and organizational/marketing stuff. Your pic has crossed my desktop more than once! Looking forward to exploring Architects, seeing how the platform works, and becoming part of it. - Susan (AKA - Swami-Mommy per Michael D.)
We're launching an initiative generating employment for women, mothers with very difficult personal, social and economic situations and whose profits go entirely to the development of projects our Foundation.
What we do:
We want to put on the world market, a serial of high quality, both in design and in the materials utilized. Done entirely by women with social and economic problems: mothers with many children, women abandoned, abused, raped, physically handicapped... With companies that create for them, with all the best pay and conditions, they can balance work and home childcare with work in the workshops. We want to provide them the necessary training to perform high quality work.
How products are marketed:
First, we want to get to the luxury market, so our priority is that the work they do for women is a creative and craftsmanship, we do not want to introduce into the mainstream market, because what we want is to create jobs quality, which serve for personal accomplishment of women workers. Secondly, the product is sold online, through our website, all products bear the designer's name and the names of women who have developed. Can be followed online, workshops and working conditions. Also you can follow the purpose to which the profits are dedicated, they will see the progress that will be made in each project.
What we ask:
If you we're a designer of any product we ask that gifts us with a unique design for our working women made it.
If you we're a publicist, we ask that you you design an advertisement.
If you're in any other professional field and can help with your experience or your work, we ask you to input your knowledge or experience in getting this project to succeed.
Finally we have launched a campaign to fund the workshops and the machinery, you can help us by sharing our project or our campaign.
Thank you very much for that information Richard. I am just new here and thought that I would take this time to get acquainted more with this amazing site! I would like to post some pictures as soon as i can learn how to do that. And i have a friend who wants to become a member too.