HANDCRAFTED POSTERS & PRINTS SHARING 50% OF THE PROFITS WITH CHARITY THE PASSAGE, TO HELP THEM END HOMELESSNESS.
Why are we doing this?
Almost 8 years ago (before we started Designed By Good People), Lee and I were getting married just a few days before Christmas. During the wedding service we were told a good marriage should be 50/50, equally sharing responsibilities, chores and laughter, making sure we were equals in the relationship. We liked this. And this has been the inspiration for this project. “Shall we _____ 50/50?” is an expression that we use almost on a daily basis.
We believe that design can make a difference, but all too often is used to justify mindless consumerism. As a society, we often buy shinny new things that make us feel good for a while, but soon become something we ignore. We believe that design can work differently, wouldn’t it be nice to buy something that makes you feel good every time you looked at it?
Through Kicktstarter, we’ve launched our first 50/50 project, the idea is to design crafted products with a message and half of the profits will go to a good cause. After contacting a number of charities, we established a partnership with The Passage, half of the profits from our first 50/50 project will go to them.
Last year The Passage housed 125 people through their accommodation projects alone, that’s 125 people that don’t have to call the streets home anymore. That’s why we’re producing a limited edition of 125 posters at £125 each (unframed). They’re also available framed (at an extra cost).
We’ll also have hand printed postcards at £15 each (unframed), these are not a limited edition and will print as many as requested. They’re also available framed (at an extra cost).
••••••• AN UPDATE •••••••
Our 50/50 project is now up running. We scaled down production, and have a new addition to the ‘Home Sweet Home’ family.
Last year The Passage housed 125 people through their accommodation projects alone, that’s 125 people that don’t have to call the streets home anymore. If you want to help us increase that number, please visit our Fifty50 Etsy shop, where you can find:
- A6 prints, hand printed on 100% recycled card
- 8×10″ laser engraved posters, using plywood and card from sustainable sources.