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Joshe OrdonezBy Joshe Ordonez
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Joshe OrdonezBy Joshe Ordonez
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$99
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5
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, April 15 2018 11:23 PM UTC +00:00

About

:: Currently prototyping the website :: loopfairtrade.org

Since the globalization and the rise of new production technologies, many craft communities have experienced a decline in demand. In Azuay, one of Ecuador’s major region known for Panama straw hats and many specialized crafts has become clearer that the handicraft industry has decayed in the past decade, while skillful rural artisans and cultural wisdom of these ancient techniques are at the risk of extinction. We see this problem as an opportunity for an innovative solution to strengthen Azuay crafts while enabling the communities to thrive economically through their skills. This digital platform will attempt to promote global collaborations between artisans and designers.

General Objective
This project aims to advance the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #11 (“Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”) and #12 (“Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns”) by strengthening Azuayan cultural heritage and promote local jobs. (United Nations, 2017)

Specific Objectives - Help to empower Azuay artisanal communities. - Contribute to the local fashion industry with sustainable solutions. 

Risks and challenges

Governance Risks:
· Overseas operations management (between New York and Ecuador)
· Communication issues and language barriers
· Poor performance

Regulatory Risks:
· Political instability and policy changes could produce changes in policies related to tax and cultural associations benefits
· Fail to comply with extensive requirements to register the association
· Fail to comply with extensive export requirements

To overcome the risks mentioned before we have created a network of professionals willing to support with their skills and experience to the project. In our team, we have photographers, designers, lawyers.

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    Straw Hat

    You can choose one from our special collection of Straw hats (Panama hats). Some have hand-embroidered details and other are hand-painted by an Ecuadorian artist

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    Web and media presence

    We would love to feature your company logo or your name on our website and mention your support on media and press

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Funding period

- (60 days)