Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fundraiser for Made You Look

Made You Look is a store supporting over 100 local jewelry designers, including a couple of the makers that we have here at Freedom.

It's devastating to hear that they experienced a robbery in early June.

A lot of their designers also have their primary studio space on the premises. Unfortunately, their expensive supplies and tools were also taken during the robbery.

The good news is that owner Sarah Dougall has decided to continue on despite suffering from a lost of $300,000. While the stock of handmade goods at the store is covered by insurance, the designers' supplies, tools, and unfinished pieces were not. This is a major setback to these independent designers; some designers have lost the pieces that they have been working on and are forced to not only remake them, but also covering the expenses. Made You Look has organized a fundraiser to help the designers get back on their feet. One of the ways that you can help is by contributing to their Indiegogo fundraiser before August 28th, 2012.

Freedom Clothing Collective thanks you for extending your support to local makers.