This important initiative will amplify and celebrate the work of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour working in the fibre Industry (BIPOC) and will ensure that this work is BIPOC-led, and BIPOC-centered.
Here at Knit and Nibble we have always celebrated diversity in all it's forms and we think this project is amazing.
Your support will ensure BIPOC are fairly compensated for working towards inclusion in our industry and you will be enabling the creation of a resource that will benefit everyone. In the words of the project founder, Jeanette Sloan:
“Our remit is to celebrate the talent of BIPOC working with fibre and to improve the representation of BIPOC in the fibre industry. We hope the website will be the first port of call for anyone to use, whether it’s a publication looking for a tech editor, a consumer looking for an indie dyer or a student looking to interview a knitwear designer. All BIPOC working in and with fibre will have the opportunity to be included for free, thereby enabling them to be recognised and rewarded for their work; something we believe is long overdue.”
“Building a website and resource portal isn’t easy or cheap, so we have taken the decision to launch a crowdfunding campaign aimed at consumers and companies. My hope is that these positive, practical steps will improve the industry for everyone, making it as richly diverse as the community it serves and that the legacy of BIPOC in Fiber will serve both the industry and community for many years to come.”
Please read all the project information and see the campaign at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bipocinfiber