The mission of Slow Fashion documentary is to highlight sustainable fashion designers, who are bringing about the new paradigm for social business. I was invited by Mireia Lopez to India to film her work with women artisans in Bagru village. She had the idea to provide them with water filters so that the water in their village would be drinkable. As it is, they have only dirty contaminated water that is harmful to their health. I started this campaign to help out by raising money to buy the filters and have them installed as well as filming the end result of clean drinkable water.
There is another village in West Africa that relies on water foraging and Mariama Camara, who works with women artisans making natural dyes, would like to help them by installing pipes and perhaps building a well.
The community of Tlahuitoltepec in Oaxaca, Mexico is also in the Slow Film documentary and I would like to bring the water filters to the women weavers there as well.
(You can also indicate, if you prefer, where you would like your donation to go by sending a message directly to me stating one of the following places: India, Africa or Mexico.)
We are bringing clean water to these villages in order to create a solution, since water contamination is one of the consequences of the global climate crisis that we in the west are largely responsible for, especially the fashion industry; so it is important that we find solutions to these injustices.
There is an enormous opportunity in solving problems through social business, as Muhammad Yunus states in his book on Social Business (he is featured in my documentary you can see here: https://www.slowfashionfilm.com/documentary-projects) and the market size for this particular solution, bringing clean water to villages in rural parts of the world that are suffering from climate injustice, is limitless. This project will benefit these communities by donors in western markets making contributions to right the wrong of climate injustice.
The company product we will acquire is a filter that cleans contaminated water and piping. We are seeking funding to be able to make the water filter purchases for the village of Bagru first, and if funding permits, to the village in West Africa and Oaxaca, Mexico where we have been filming for the past few years. I will be showing the solutions that we provide by video to all of the donors upon completion of the project.
New York sustainable fashion designers Mariama Camara and Mireia Lopez, who are working directly with artisans in India and Africa, will be featured in the Slow Fashion documentary that will begin the festival circuit Spring 2020.
Thank you for your donation. However big or small, it really does help make the world a better place for everyone to live in. Clean water is a basic human right that people living in villages deserve to have too. I believe that as individuals, we can come together and make a powerful change with solutions to these climate challenges that we're facing.