What we want to do...
Our aim is to encourage a whole new generation to wear poppies.
Wear your poppies with pride, not just on remembrance Sunday.
Why not tweet using our hashtag
Who Are We ?
Rachel Emma Wright (Rew) and Rachel Richardson-Jones (rrj- Surface Design).
We both run our own successful small businesses, (Rew) is an accessory brand which is stocked throughout the UK and overseas, (rrj) is a freelance surface design consultancy, working within all areas of design.
Having worked on various projects together over the years, we decided our next project would aid a charity of our choice and create timeless designs.
Why the poppy appeal?
Marking the WW1 Centenary seemed very poignant, enabling us to create a commemorative keep sake to be worn and treasured.
The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the Nation's custodian of Remembrance.
What is our idea?
Our vision is to produce a limited run of specially created surface print designs and products encapsulating the poppy theme, based upon four unique print designs.Poppies have been worn to commemorate the death of all service men and women since 1914.The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields".
Did you know?
"During world war one pilots wore silk scarves known as the aviator scarf".
Three reasons: 1. To keep warm - the wind whipping around the head and shoulders worked its way under the leather flying jacket. 2. To prevent the leather flying jacket from chafing the neck. 3. To wipe engine grease from the goggles.
Each commemorative scarf, will be handmade in house at Rew with meticulous attention to detail, 16 cms in width and 150 cms in length.
Scarf composition: Wool polyester mix back / cotton lawn print front.
Care instructions: Hand wash only, cool iron.
These will be packaged in a simple clear bag as we are eliminating high production cost's and focusing on the donation that will be given to the Royal British Legion.
See our pledging options to get your limited scarf today.
Did you know?
"12 million letters were delivered to the front every week"
Astonishingly, it only took two days for a letter from Britain to reach the front in France. The journey began at a purpose-built sorting depot in Regent's Park before being shipped to the trenches. By the end of the war, two billion letters and 114 million parcels had had been delivered.
Working closely together we decided to bring back the postcard, during WW1 this was the main communication between family members and loved ones.
To Bring back the art of heart felt handwriting, rrj has designed a set of postcards so you can pick up your pen and make someones day.
PLEDGE £3.00 FOR X 2 POSTCARDS
PLEDGE £5.00 FOR X 4 POSTCARDS
We have also designed a simple tote which makes a perfect recycling shopping bag to carry with pride.
Light weight black cotton tote is availble if you pledge just £10.00
Why not buy one as a gift ?
We work very closely with British Manufacturers to create an all "British product ".
Why we you Crowdfunding?
We decided to use crowd funder so we could reach a wider audience. Whilst we both run successful businesses we are unable to solely fund this project. Crowd funder is a great way to gain an understanding about which designs appeal most before the initial outlay of producing a limited run of designs.
This is our first venture into crowd funding and we hope you make it a great triumph, thus raising much needed funds for the fallen heroes of our time.
We have lots of rewards which are all listed to the right hand side of this page.
- When will I receive my reward ?
We aim to dispatch all rewards by 30/10/2014
- What if I change my mind about the design I have pledged for ?
Please email us and we will endeavour to make sure you get the correct print of your choice.
- What if the design I like is no longer availble?
We aim to fullfil all requests however limited amounts of our products are available for various pledges so our advise is do not delay purchase today.
- Will these scarves be availble anywhere else ?
If we outstretch our target we will release the products to purchase via our own websites.
We would like to encourage you all to share this project with all your friends, family and neighbours.
This project could make a huge difference to our fallen heroes raising much needed funds.
Please use our hashtag on twitter lets see if we can get this trending.
Why not tweet using our hashtag#rewmembrance
Feel free to share on all social media sites.
Additional donations to The Royal British Legion can be made by clicking the logo at the top of the page.
More about "The Royal British Legion"
The Royal British Legion (RBL), sometimes referred to as the British Legion or "the Legion", is a British charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.
Perhaps best known for the yearly Poppy Appeal and Remembrance services, the Legion is a campaigning organisation that promotes the welfare and interests of current and former members of the British Armed Forces.
The Legion fight nearly 36,000 on going War Disablement Pension cases for war veterans and make around 300,000 welfare and friendship visits every year……… read more here