Hopeful Traders: Creativity Meets Social Impact

by Charlie Wright in London, City and County of the City of London, England

We are Hopeful Traders and we are changing the face of creativity and social impact through sustainable fashion and collaboration.

by Charlie Wright in London, City and County of the City of London, England

£4,165

raised of £15,000 target

42

supporters
28% 14 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £15,000 is pledged by November 30th 2018 at 12:00pm

The power of creativity for social impact

We want everyone to realise and engage with the potential of marginalised people. Thanks to JCDecaux, Unltd. and Crowdfunder, we have a unique opportunity to do this. This opportunity starts with you.



We collaborate with people affected by homelessness and mental illness

Hopeful Traders is different to other social projects. Rather than just reinvest profits into charities supporting those affected by homelessness and mental illness, we collaborate with people who have experienced or do still experience those issues. They are the ones who's creative talents and voice we give a platform to and they choose the organisations that we support.


An ethical clothing range that would go on to raise thousands

David Tovey is an artist who at one point lost everything, almost including his life. David struggled for a few years with illness, mental health issues and homelessness. Hopeful collaborated with David at a time when he was turning his life around. Together we created an ethical clothing range that would go on to raise thousands of pounds for David's burgeoning art career and the charity that saved his life.


I wanted to share these opportunities with marginalised people

I am Charlie Wright and I founded Hopeful Traders in 2015. I was very lucky to be born into a supportive, wealthy family and I noticed that more opportunities had been lain at my feet by the time I was in my 20s, than most people get in there life. I wanted to share these opportunities with marginalised people in a way that engaged the wider public.

In 2016 I had a nervous breakdown after years of issues around depression and anxiety came to a head. I almost gave up on Hopeful entirely but am now invigorated by a deeper understanding of how mental illness can affect a person's motivation and how creative collaboration can be used to deal with it.

It failed, as I felt I had

I didn't allow myself to recover properly and attempted a Kickstarter last year in a desperate grab at 'easy money' to help Hopeful and it's collaborators. It failed, as I felt I had.

But now I've been given the opportunity to shout about what we are doing. JCDecaux have teamed up with Crowdfunder and Unltd to offer 10 social impact companies a £30,000 out of home advertising campaign along with creative support if we can raise £15,000 to go towards it.

We want to tell the world that through collaboration and creativity, we can completely change our approach to social impact. If we want to truly support people then we work alongside them, not pity them.

We need you to join our movement

You can be part of that community. We need to build something big and to do that we need people to know about it, and to get people to know about it.

Christmas shopping sorted

We have a brand new collection of ethical and sustainable fashion designed in collaboration with people affected by homelessness and mental illness. Crowdfunder backers will get exclusive discounts on these products when they are released on December 1st. If you get your orders when the Crowdfunder ends and your address is in the UK you will get your items well in time for Christmas.

Check out the collection here


Let's collaborate

We are keen to work on your projects and are offering our creative services at a special introductory price for people or organisations who back our campaign by selecting our "Let's Collaborate!" premium rewards. 

We can create artwork, design branding or produce a run of t shirts for your project or organisation.

To find out more about this please email me at charlie@hopefultraders.com

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

F*CK IT... 'ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE' THEY SAY

Do you want to invest not for a financial or material reward but for a return on social impact. Why don't you be one of our social investment heroes and join the Hopeful movement simply for the reward of knowing you are backing something positive.

£20 or more

£25 Voucher (20% Off)

£25, for the price of £20, to spend on any of our organic, Fairwear collection designed in collaboration with artists affected by homelessness and mental illness. See the collection at hopefultraders.com

£35 or more

15 of 15 claimed

EARLY BIRD - Any Organic Sweatshirt

Any of our organic, Fairwear sweatshirts designed in collaboration with artists affected by homelessness and mental illness (RRP£48). See the collection at hopefultraders.com

£40 or more

Any Organic Sweatshirt

Any of our organic, Fairwear sweatshirts designed in collaboration with artists affected by homelessness and mental illness (RRP£48). See the collection at hopefultraders.com

£55 or more

1 of 25 claimed

VERY LIMITED - We Are Hopeful Signed Screen Print

Specially designed screen print by lettering specialist James Lewis to support our work. James lost his parents at a young age and found himself homeless. He uses his work to convey the messages of positivity he wanted to here when going through a difficult time. - Signed by the artist - Limited edition of 50 - 4 colour print - 700x1150mm 350gsm (B2) - Paperback Cairn Board Saffron - Unframed

£65 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Christmas Shopping Sorted - SERIOUS VALUE

£90 voucher for £65. Great bloody value. Need I say more.

£95 or more

Christmas Shopping Sorted

£125 voucher for £95

£285 or more

ETHICAL MERCH FOR YOUR BRAND

We'll select one of our collaborators to create something bespoke for your brand, project, company, or just for fun. Together, we'll create a range of ethical merchandise that reflects your brand's values and engages your audience. We will always give you advice for producing the pieces or you can produce through us for an extra cost. We usually suggest a pre-sale campaign focused around a particular event or cause.

£485 or more

Let's collaborate! - 25 Organic Tees

We'll select one of our collaborators to create something bespoke for your brand, project, company, or just for fun. Together, we'll create a design to your brief for 25 of our organic cotton, Fairwear T Shirts. We would usually charge £600+ for this service... you're welcome ;)


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