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Sappi Ideas that Matter

Sappi Ideas that Matter

Well-being, Communication, Aid

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  • Sappi NA Ideas that Matter Grants Due July 16, 2010

    Communication, Communication Design


    Sappi believes that the creative ideas of desingers can have an impact far beyond the design world and that those ideas can be a powerful force for social good. Ideas that Matter supplies grants from $5,000-$50,000 USD to implement your design ideas.

    Submit your Ideas that Matter grant application by July 16, 2010. To submit a proposal or learn more about the grant application process visit our website.Click here

    Sappi Fine Paper takes an active role in the world around us, striving to minimize our impact on the environment while improving the lives and prosperity of those we touch. For the past decade Sappi has recognized and supported the amazing ways designers have contributed to charitable activities. Follow us on Facebook

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    Check out the chronicles of a 2008 Sappi Award Recipient: The Rwandan Rugerrero Sunflower Oil cooperative. At the AIGA XCD CrossCultural Junction.

    Based on the experiences and journals of Ex;it Founder Alan Jacobson

  • The Women of the Cloud Forest

    Community, Fashion Design


    High in the in the Guanacaste Mountain range of Costa Rica is Women of the Cloud Forest, a Fair Trade project dedicated to offering opportunities to the women of rural Costa Rica and their families. There are about 50 women in the project who hand-embroider bags and jewelry decorated with the variety of beautiful seeds found wild in the rainforest.

    The women who participate in the project live across the Monteverde region - from “downtown” Santa Elena to two hours away in Cabezeras. Women of the Cloud Forest operates a small Arts Center where women gather together to take free classes in embroidery and produce rainforest seed jewelry.

    The classes are offered in a communal setting, where the women who range in skill level from beginner to expert, can all learn from each other.

    From birds to butterflies, frogs to insects, the women produce color accurate reproductions of North and Central American species. Each design is lovingly “painted” using single strands of embroidery thread.

    After the women have finished decorating the bags, they are then sent to their talented seamstress, who puts the finishing touches on them, including the zippers, straps and pockets. Over 200 custom crafted designs by the women are then shipped and sold throughout the US.

    The Women of the Cloud Forest project also offers Teacher’s Packets, do-it-yourself kits for teaching small classes of about 30 people to make their own rainforest seed bracelets and jew...

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225 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
United States

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