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TAWA THREADS- AN EXHIBIT FOR DIVERSE NARRATIVES

TAWA THREADS is a national park- inspired home goods company bringing awareness to diverse outdoor narratives.

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Campaign Ends on December 31, 2021

Project Description

LEARN ABOUT TAWA THREADS AND OUR EXPANSION:

In only three years, Tawa Threads has gained national popularity as a leading nature-inspired, Black-owned home goods company focused on advancing representation in outdoor spaces.

 

We believe that everyone should feel empowered to #exploreastheyare, no matter their lifestyle or background. Since starting, we've been able to donate to an array of non-profit organizations that work effortlessly to increase diversity initiatives in outdoor and recreational programs as well as conservation and preservation efforts. While our art is a pledge to our commitment to diversify the outdoors, we're expanding our creative endeavors to curate a physical space that will highlight stories of diverse groups and outdoor enthusiasts, creating our first Tawa Threads Production. 

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WHAT WE WANT TO ACHIEVE:

Our goal is to challenge viewers to rethink and redefine how they experience and view the outdoors. Our exhibit is 100% led by historically excluded groups and shifts attention to showcase narratives and experiences from BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and individuals with disabilities. Viewers will have the opportunity to engage with photography, artwork, docuseries, and interactive installations. In addition, our exhibit will function as a resource hub connecting people with artists, activists, and programs that continue to trailblaze and focus on bringing representation to the forefront.

EXHIBITION RENDERINGS

 

A BREAKDOWN OF THE BUDGET:

We’re crowdfunding for $80,000 in order to bring our first curated exhibit to life. Our goal is to create an annual exhibition located in the heart of Austin, Texas. We want to acknowledge overlooked history and document diverse outdoor narratives through artwork, documentary stories, and interactive activities. Here’s a breakdown of where your contributions will go and the timeline for our exhibition:

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Tawa Project Phases

 

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT:

While we’re excited to curate our first exhibit, we hope to grow this into future exhibits (yes, that was plural!) with the intention to bring value to other communities in across the US. Every donation goes a long way. Help us manifest our dreams into reality!

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 A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER:  

 

The Campaign FAQs

Why not just donate money?

The problem we're trying to solve is social, and we want to create opportunities for people to converse, listen, learn, and become informed. Ideally, everyone leaves a little more educated on topics of diversity in the outdoors and can create an actionable difference beyond their wallet.

 

Why are you asking for so much money?

We are building this exhibit from the ground up, which means we're responsible for the cost of an event space, vendors, contributor payments, installation fees, and marketing. Historically excluded groups are underpaid, and we want to ensure we provide every person with the pay they deserve.

 

What will the exhibit include?

The exhibit will include a range of artwork, photography, documentaries, and interactive installations from different outdoor organizations, activists, artists, and creators. We will also have a shop featuring products and apparel from contributors all over the country. Our goal is to have an annual exhibition with rotating work.

We will also have a resource hub that provides connections to real-time projects and partnerships.

 

You include a lot of groups. How can you speak for them?

It's simple; I won't. Our space is a collaborative initiative highlighting stories from many different walks of life and those who consent to share. It's a chance to learn how groups make sense of the world in relation to their background. Stories will teach us about values, history, significant events, cultural beliefs, and more.

 

This is cool, but it's why Austin?

As the curator, Austin is my home base. With so much gentrification in metropolitan areas, I hope to preserve cultural ties and challenge conversations related to race in many of these areas. We've also created a program to increase participation among low-income families who can't pay to visit our exhibition so they can learn and enjoy the experience as well!

 

I can't make it to Austin. Is there a way for me to view the event?

I understand that travel can be a barrier for many. We will include a virtual tour of the exhibit on our website so you can have the opportunity to view the exhibition at your leisure.

We will also share detailed information regarding the installation process on our Instagram, so be sure to follow us @tawathreads.

We are starting in Austin but plan to expand to other cities. If you aren't located in Austin, fingers crossed we'll make it to your city next.

 

What do people of the global Majority mean?

Global Majority is a collective term that first and foremost speaks to and encourages those so-called to think of themselves as belonging to the global Majority. It refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been radicalized as 'ethnic minorities.'

 

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Thanks for supporting #TawaThreadsProduction sticker. Showcase your pledge on your favorite water bottle!

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Custom Campaign Enamel Pin

Whether you’re wearing your favorite jean jacket or toting around your favorite bag, our custom campaign enamel pin will look great on anything! 

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Custom Print

We'll send you a custom 8x10 print for supporting that isn’t yet live in our shop!

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Patagonia Hip Pouch

On your next hike travel light with your vibrant Patagonia hip pouch made with recycled materials!

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Creative Camp Cooking

Sit around the campfire with friends and enjoy a new meal with your new cook campware and The New Camp Cookbook: Gourment Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventures By Linda Ly. Hopefully you saved room for dessert because we're inclduing a smore's package as well! This is also a great way to support a woman writer of color.

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Camping Snuggles + Silver Package

Feel good snuggling up with bae or (by yourself) with this Voited Recyled Ripstop outdoor camping blanket. Our Silver Sponsor Package includes a silver plaque that will be assigned to an artist’s work to show your contribution during the exhibit. 

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Gold Sponsor Package

Our dedicated sponsor package includes: Add your company’s name to our sponsor page with a write-up about your company, secure a plaque in our exhibit on our sponsor wall with a QR code of your company, and include your company logo on marketing material and newsletters for up to 1 year!

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5,000.00 USD
Gold Sponsor Package + Deluxe Camping

Our dedicated sponsor package includes: Add your company’s name to our sponsor page with a write-up about your company, secure a plaque in our exhibit on our sponsor wall with a QR code, and include your company logo on marketing material and newsletters. You'll also receive the ultimate REI camping setup + YETI cooler!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

14 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Custom Holographic Sticker

Thanks for supporting #TawaThreadsProduction sticker. Showcase your pledge on your favorite water bottle!

94 Left
6 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Custom Campaign Enamel Pin

Whether you’re wearing your favorite jean jacket or toting around your favorite bag, our custom campaign enamel pin will look great on anything! 

44 Left
6 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Custom Print

We'll send you a custom 8x10 print for supporting that isn’t yet live in our shop!

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11 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Patagonia Hip Pouch

On your next hike travel light with your vibrant Patagonia hip pouch made with recycled materials!

20 Left
5 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Creative Camp Cooking

Sit around the campfire with friends and enjoy a new meal with your new cook campware and The New Camp Cookbook: Gourment Grub for Campers, Road Trippers, and Adventures By Linda Ly. Hopefully you saved room for dessert because we're inclduing a smore's package as well! This is also a great way to support a woman writer of color.

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1 Supporter
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500.00 USD
Camping Snuggles + Silver Package

Feel good snuggling up with bae or (by yourself) with this Voited Recyled Ripstop outdoor camping blanket. Our Silver Sponsor Package includes a silver plaque that will be assigned to an artist’s work to show your contribution during the exhibit. 

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1 Supporter
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1,000.00 USD
Gold Sponsor Package

Our dedicated sponsor package includes: Add your company’s name to our sponsor page with a write-up about your company, secure a plaque in our exhibit on our sponsor wall with a QR code of your company, and include your company logo on marketing material and newsletters for up to 1 year!

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5,000.00 USD
Gold Sponsor Package + Deluxe Camping

Our dedicated sponsor package includes: Add your company’s name to our sponsor page with a write-up about your company, secure a plaque in our exhibit on our sponsor wall with a QR code, and include your company logo on marketing material and newsletters. You'll also receive the ultimate REI camping setup + YETI cooler!

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