Space Between needs Larissa!

By Larissa Banks

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Space Between Needs Larissa!

Project 2016-08-01 15:30:03 +1200

Who am I?

I’m Larissa, and I would love your help so I can follow my dreams to work on sustainable fashion projects and address clothing and textile waste.  

I have been doing a lot of research into the fashion industry. Believe it or not, fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil. Approximately one third of all clothing that gets made never sells and gets incinerated instead. Our clothing purchases have a consequence for people and planet – but there is a solution!

 

I'm intrigued. What's Space Between?

Have you heard about Space Between? It’s a new initiative (just over a year old!) that thinks textile and clothing waste is design gone wrong!  

Check out their website here: https://spacebetween.ac.nz/

Their Fundamentals upcycled clothing line is manufactured using pre and post-consumer waste (that’s clothing that didn’t get sold or was returned after use) and with minimal or zero-waste techniques by a local not-for profit Earthlink Apparel: who support people with barriers to employment. Space Between wants to lead the charge to persuade the fashion industry to change and ultimately provide better options for you and the environment.

 

Tell me more!

Sure! Here are some of the strategies used to transform the garments:

2nd stage; transformation .jpg

 

Wow! So what will happen with the funding?

With your help, I can collaborate with Space Between, designing and making new garments from clothing and textile waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill. For me this would be the pinnacle of my drive for environmental progress and training in textile development.

The money that is fundraised will enable me to work for approx 600 hours, which will be just over a year of 10 hours a week. Any additional funds raised will mean I can work with Space Between for longer. I will be working on sales, design and marketing strategies, and I’ll be a key link with Space Between designers and collaborators. This is an incredible opportunity for me to extend my skills, further my passion and build awareness of how others can get involved and be a part of this amazing solution. That includes you!

 

This is me now:

This is me with the help of your pledges:

The spliced shirt from the Space Between Fundamentals range:

SPACE BETWEEN LB (62 of 141).jpg

Full details here: https://spacebetween.ac.nz/fundamentals/tops/spliced-shirt-sb006

 

There are rewards too?

Yes! There are some sensational rewards if you are willing to pledge!

A personalised dance move gif

 

Your name in lights

 

Coffee with Larissa

 

Make a pledge, have a yarn

 

Putting pants on with no hands challenge!

 

Upcycle Michael - lucky dip!

 

Upcycled fabric toy kit!

Knowledge is power! Upcycling how-to workshop

 

MJ "make that change" t-shirt

 

Bejewelled by Space Between

 

Teach a girl to fish - jewellery making class with Larissa

 

Mend and make do...

 

Space Between garment

 

Friday night in with Space Between

 

Down to business

 

Made to measure - bespoke Space Between garment

 

Embroidered with love

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Looking for a miracle - a note from Space Between's founder

29/08/2016 at 6:51 PM


Kia ora!

So why am I banging on about this #PledgeMe campaign malarkey?

First of all, a bit of background: for those of you haven't heard of Space Between (rock hiders! ;).)

I co-founded a social enterprise for fashion called Space Between last year at The College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. This has been a long journey (anyone else work in a large institution?) since it was a seed of an idea back in 2007, and finally as it started to get closer to a reality in 2012/13. This path has been fraught with many, many ups and downs but for the most part, it has been driven with the feeling that this is simply the right thing to do. Creating a space, between (get it?!) academia and industry, between users and creators of fashion and most importantly the space between fashion and the context in which it operates is long overdue and important.#responsiblefashion #expandedfashion.

Not to lessen the importance of all the incredible contributors/collaborators (Holly McQuillan and Patricia Given most significantly) who have helped along the way with this initiative. But for the most part, Space Between has been run primarily by yours truly.

I cannot understate what a huge, but rewarding undertaking this has been (#working247) on top of the pretty full on day job. And as much as I am blessed with the tenacity and energy of my forebearers (thank u Mammy and Daddy Whitty) it is clear that I cannot sustain this level of work without some help. We've got so far on the smell of an oily rag, imagine what we could achieve with an extra pair of hands?

Hence reaching out to you my wonderful, conscious crowd of friends, family and colleagues to make this happen! I am super grateful for you all for pledging. It’s really important for us that every pledge prompts another as this ripple effect is crucial for us (we also have no budget for promo) so if you haven't already can you please share what you've done on social media or the good old fashioned way, by talking to people! #peoplepower

I would simply very much like to be in the position to be able to hire Larissa Banks (School of Design grad 2014) to help us continue to do the work I have started. Fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry on the planet, clearly it is a serious issue. It is clear that something has to be done. Help Larissa and I continue to disrupt the current system to help propose a new system. One that is designed from the ground up to be sustainable and to work with society. Waste is a design problem. The waste of resources both human, environmental and material are not acceptable.

Support us on our journey to create a system of value to people and planet..and maybe a bit of profit to inject back into good causes! We've three days to go and just over $NZ2000 to make. Possible? Thankfully I'm an optimist.

Thank u for reading, much love XX Jenn Whitty

Shares are to be encouraged!

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4750-space-between-needs-larissa

 

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    Pledgers 174

    laurie
    2016-09-01 17:28:22 +1200
    Melanie
    2016-09-01 16:47:51 +1200

    "Not an error! Two pledges at $10 each. I know I'm crazy like that."

    Melanie
    2016-09-01 16:43:34 +1200

    "Larissa your video cracked me up! I'd love to catch up for coffee and cake before you become super famous x"

    Mary Rust
    2016-09-01 14:10:56 +1200

    "Go team Space Between! Looking forward to the dance move..."

    Karen Johnston
    2016-08-31 22:44:37 +1200
    Carol Fortune
    2016-08-31 21:47:31 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-08-31 21:19:07 +1200
    s
    2016-08-31 20:38:36 +1200

    "Congrats Ladies, you did it! I'm a bit late, but here is my little goodie! keep on rocking!"

    Joan Lennon
    2016-08-31 19:14:57 +1200
    Cathal Lennon
    2016-08-31 18:22:55 +1200

    "Well done Jen and Larissa, you're something else. So inspirational and nicely bonkers! Love u Jen. Now how am I gonna fit into this dress?"

    Kristy Johnstone
    2016-08-31 14:41:08 +1200
    Raewyn Sutton
    2016-08-31 14:34:40 +1200
    Georgia McCorkill
    2016-08-31 12:12:11 +1200

    "I love this project and really want to see it succeed. Best of luck Jenn and Larissa. xx"

    Antz Hill
    2016-08-31 12:09:04 +1200

    "Congrats on your target, Larissa. sorry I pledged a little late."

    Kirsten Sutherland
    2016-08-31 10:58:49 +1200
    Bridget Nicholas
    2016-08-31 10:22:55 +1200

    "Love this!!!"

    Chris Bennewith
    2016-08-31 10:10:06 +1200
    Jennah Rasmussen
    2016-08-31 09:47:12 +1200

    "Go Larissa you good thing!"

    Ruth doran
    2016-08-31 09:46:15 +1200

    "Good luck!"

    Ben Bostrom
    2016-08-31 09:41:57 +1200

    "Go Jenn, woop woop"

    Claire Taylor
    2016-08-31 09:32:26 +1200

    "I would defiantly like to take you up on the coffee offer! and see you try and put on some pants with no hands! Love you babe :)"

    Sarah Daydreamer
    2016-08-31 09:29:55 +1200
    Tess Calogaras
    2016-08-31 09:28:29 +1200

    "My Mother has said many wonderful things about you, good luck! xx"

    tory
    2016-08-31 09:11:14 +1200
    Joseph Anthony Stannard
    2016-08-31 08:53:09 +1200

    "Go Larissa! U can do it!"

    Emma Quealey
    2016-08-31 08:42:17 +1200

    "Almost there! "

    Kelly
    2016-08-31 08:41:59 +1200

    "You can doooo it! Keep up the awesome work ay. Sending textile love your way :-)"

    Amy van Luijk
    2016-08-31 08:01:57 +1200
    Angela Kilford
    2016-08-31 07:31:15 +1200
    Melanie Brown
    2016-08-31 07:23:45 +1200

    "Go Larissa!"

    Followers 5

    Space Between Needs Larissa!

    Project 2016-08-01 15:30:03 +1200

    Who am I?

    I’m Larissa, and I would love your help so I can follow my dreams to work on sustainable fashion projects and address clothing and textile waste.  

    I have been doing a lot of research into the fashion industry. Believe it or not, fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, after oil. Approximately one third of all clothing that gets made never sells and gets incinerated instead. Our clothing purchases have a consequence for people and planet – but there is a solution!

     

    I'm intrigued. What's Space Between?

    Have you heard about Space Between? It’s a new initiative (just over a year old!) that thinks textile and clothing waste is design gone wrong!  

    Check out their website here: https://spacebetween.ac.nz/

    Their Fundamentals upcycled clothing line is manufactured using pre and post-consumer waste (that’s clothing that didn’t get sold or was returned after use) and with minimal or zero-waste techniques by a local not-for profit Earthlink Apparel: who support people with barriers to employment. Space Between wants to lead the charge to persuade the fashion industry to change and ultimately provide better options for you and the environment.

     

    Tell me more!

    Sure! Here are some of the strategies used to transform the garments:

    2nd stage; transformation .jpg

     

    Wow! So what will happen with the funding?

    With your help, I can collaborate with Space Between, designing and making new garments from clothing and textile waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill. For me this would be the pinnacle of my drive for environmental progress and training in textile development.

    The money that is fundraised will enable me to work for approx 600 hours, which will be just over a year of 10 hours a week. Any additional funds raised will mean I can work with Space Between for longer. I will be working on sales, design and marketing strategies, and I’ll be a key link with Space Between designers and collaborators. This is an incredible opportunity for me to extend my skills, further my passion and build awareness of how others can get involved and be a part of this amazing solution. That includes you!

     

    This is me now:

    This is me with the help of your pledges:

    The spliced shirt from the Space Between Fundamentals range:

    SPACE BETWEEN LB (62 of 141).jpg

    Full details here: https://spacebetween.ac.nz/fundamentals/tops/spliced-shirt-sb006

     

    There are rewards too?

    Yes! There are some sensational rewards if you are willing to pledge!

    A personalised dance move gif

     

    Your name in lights

     

    Coffee with Larissa

     

    Make a pledge, have a yarn

     

    Putting pants on with no hands challenge!

     

    Upcycle Michael - lucky dip!

     

    Upcycled fabric toy kit!

    Knowledge is power! Upcycling how-to workshop

     

    MJ "make that change" t-shirt

     

    Bejewelled by Space Between

     

    Teach a girl to fish - jewellery making class with Larissa

     

    Mend and make do...

     

    Space Between garment

     

    Friday night in with Space Between

     

    Down to business

     

    Made to measure - bespoke Space Between garment

     

    Embroidered with love

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Looking for a miracle - a note from Space Between's founder

    29/08/2016 at 6:51 PM


    Kia ora!

    So why am I banging on about this #PledgeMe campaign malarkey?

    First of all, a bit of background: for those of you haven't heard of Space Between (rock hiders! ;).)

    I co-founded a social enterprise for fashion called Space Between last year at The College of Creative Arts, Massey University, New Zealand. This has been a long journey (anyone else work in a large institution?) since it was a seed of an idea back in 2007, and finally as it started to get closer to a reality in 2012/13. This path has been fraught with many, many ups and downs but for the most part, it has been driven with the feeling that this is simply the right thing to do. Creating a space, between (get it?!) academia and industry, between users and creators of fashion and most importantly the space between fashion and the context in which it operates is long overdue and important.#responsiblefashion #expandedfashion.

    Not to lessen the importance of all the incredible contributors/collaborators (Holly McQuillan and Patricia Given most significantly) who have helped along the way with this initiative. But for the most part, Space Between has been run primarily by yours truly.

    I cannot understate what a huge, but rewarding undertaking this has been (#working247) on top of the pretty full on day job. And as much as I am blessed with the tenacity and energy of my forebearers (thank u Mammy and Daddy Whitty) it is clear that I cannot sustain this level of work without some help. We've got so far on the smell of an oily rag, imagine what we could achieve with an extra pair of hands?

    Hence reaching out to you my wonderful, conscious crowd of friends, family and colleagues to make this happen! I am super grateful for you all for pledging. It’s really important for us that every pledge prompts another as this ripple effect is crucial for us (we also have no budget for promo) so if you haven't already can you please share what you've done on social media or the good old fashioned way, by talking to people! #peoplepower

    I would simply very much like to be in the position to be able to hire Larissa Banks (School of Design grad 2014) to help us continue to do the work I have started. Fashion is the 2nd most polluting industry on the planet, clearly it is a serious issue. It is clear that something has to be done. Help Larissa and I continue to disrupt the current system to help propose a new system. One that is designed from the ground up to be sustainable and to work with society. Waste is a design problem. The waste of resources both human, environmental and material are not acceptable.

    Support us on our journey to create a system of value to people and planet..and maybe a bit of profit to inject back into good causes! We've three days to go and just over $NZ2000 to make. Possible? Thankfully I'm an optimist.

    Thank u for reading, much love XX Jenn Whitty

    Shares are to be encouraged!

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/4750-space-between-needs-larissa

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      laurie
      2016-09-01 17:28:22 +1200
      Melanie
      2016-09-01 16:47:51 +1200

      "Not an error! Two pledges at $10 each. I know I'm crazy like that."

      Melanie
      2016-09-01 16:43:34 +1200

      "Larissa your video cracked me up! I'd love to catch up for coffee and cake before you become super famous x"

      Mary Rust
      2016-09-01 14:10:56 +1200

      "Go team Space Between! Looking forward to the dance move..."

      Karen Johnston
      2016-08-31 22:44:37 +1200
      Carol Fortune
      2016-08-31 21:47:31 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-08-31 21:19:07 +1200
      s
      2016-08-31 20:38:36 +1200

      "Congrats Ladies, you did it! I'm a bit late, but here is my little goodie! keep on rocking!"

      Joan Lennon
      2016-08-31 19:14:57 +1200
      Cathal Lennon
      2016-08-31 18:22:55 +1200

      "Well done Jen and Larissa, you're something else. So inspirational and nicely bonkers! Love u Jen. Now how am I gonna fit into this dress?"

      Kristy Johnstone
      2016-08-31 14:41:08 +1200
      Raewyn Sutton
      2016-08-31 14:34:40 +1200
      Georgia McCorkill
      2016-08-31 12:12:11 +1200

      "I love this project and really want to see it succeed. Best of luck Jenn and Larissa. xx"

      Antz Hill
      2016-08-31 12:09:04 +1200

      "Congrats on your target, Larissa. sorry I pledged a little late."

      Kirsten Sutherland
      2016-08-31 10:58:49 +1200
      Bridget Nicholas
      2016-08-31 10:22:55 +1200

      "Love this!!!"

      Chris Bennewith
      2016-08-31 10:10:06 +1200
      Jennah Rasmussen
      2016-08-31 09:47:12 +1200

      "Go Larissa you good thing!"

      Ruth doran
      2016-08-31 09:46:15 +1200

      "Good luck!"

      Ben Bostrom
      2016-08-31 09:41:57 +1200

      "Go Jenn, woop woop"

      Claire Taylor
      2016-08-31 09:32:26 +1200

      "I would defiantly like to take you up on the coffee offer! and see you try and put on some pants with no hands! Love you babe :)"

      Sarah Daydreamer
      2016-08-31 09:29:55 +1200
      Tess Calogaras
      2016-08-31 09:28:29 +1200

      "My Mother has said many wonderful things about you, good luck! xx"

      tory
      2016-08-31 09:11:14 +1200
      Joseph Anthony Stannard
      2016-08-31 08:53:09 +1200

      "Go Larissa! U can do it!"

      Emma Quealey
      2016-08-31 08:42:17 +1200

      "Almost there! "

      Kelly
      2016-08-31 08:41:59 +1200

      "You can doooo it! Keep up the awesome work ay. Sending textile love your way :-)"

      Amy van Luijk
      2016-08-31 08:01:57 +1200
      Angela Kilford
      2016-08-31 07:31:15 +1200
      Melanie Brown
      2016-08-31 07:23:45 +1200

      "Go Larissa!"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 01/09/2016 at 7:00 PM.