Forever buttons

by Mahala in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Forever buttons

Total raised £1,299

£2,300 target 2 days left
56% 43 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th May 2024 at 9:47am

To support our hardworking tailor by buying him a new button sewing machine so that our buttons stay on forever

by Mahala in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

For over seven years, our dedicated tailor Kamali has been crafting high-quality garments, despite working with machinery that's over 30 years old. Kamali, who's been tailoring for nearly five decades, cherishes his tools—his motto being "Old is gold." However, there's one piece of equipment that's showing its age more than the rest: the 70-year-old Adamson button sewer. Those of you who've worn our garments may have noticed the only slight flaw—the buttons. We aim to fix that!

Recently, I discovered a lockstitch button sewing machine that guarantees our buttons will stay securely fastened, enhancing the durability and quality of our clothes. When I shared the cost of this machine with Kamali, his first concern was his ability to pay rent while maintaining competitive prices against larger factories. This one-man factory has been going above and beyond for us, often repairing garments for free to ensure customer satisfaction.

Now, we have an opportunity to give back to Kamali and invest in the longevity and quality of his craftsmanship. We're not asking for much—just a small contribution from each of you as a token of appreciation and support for Kamali's dedication. The machine, a reliable and affordable model from the Jack brand, costs £2,300. Just last year, we acquired a buttonhole machine from the same brand, which resolved our buttonhole issues perfectly.

Let's come together to support Kamali, ensuring he can continue to provide us with exceptional garments without compromise. Every little bit helps, and together, we can make a significant impact. Thank you for considering this chance to support a craftsman who has given so much to his community. Let's show Kamali that his work is truly valued!

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