NI EN MORE

NI EN MORE

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NI EN MORE aims to create a business to empower women locally and reach people globally with the message to stop violence towards women.
NI EN MORE aims to create a business to empower women locally and reach people globally with the message to stop violence towards women.
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Prep Studio: Project Kick-off

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$450

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Our new website is now LIVE  @ www.nienmore.com 

We have added images, films, links, and in-depth reading about the project.

If you want to read more about the products. Go directly to "products" in the sidebar, and if you have any question. Please contact us, we will be super happy to hear from you. <3

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The Story

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NI EN MORE (NI una más / ikke EN til / not one MORE) - NOT ONE MORE WOMAN MURDERED IN CIUDAD JUÁREZ, NOT ONE MORE WOMAN MURDERED ANYWHERE ELSE.

Image of Juarez and the missing girls

What is NI EN MORE? NI EN MORE is a collaborative social innovation project that merges political activism, fashion and art. Women from Norway, USA and Mexico are creating a small-scale sewing studio in the border town of Ciudad Juárez in the north of Mexico. Our team of people brings together skills from art, fashion, activism and social work, based on a deep connection with the local community in Ciudad Juárez.

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For decades, women have systematically disappeared from Ciudad Juárez and hundreds have been found murdered at the city’s outskirts.  This situation must stop, both in Ciudad Juárez and in the rest of the world. Every third woman on our planet is exposed to physical and /or sexual violence at some point in her lifetime. Unfortunately, this problem is not diminishing.

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How can fashion help solve violence against women? To have a job is a first step towards economic independence. NI EN MORE’s production of garments takes place under fair and safe conditions. The sales profits go back to the workers’ communities to empower the women. Buying NI EN MORE’s fashion items will therefore help make a difference.  Read more here

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When you wear a NI EN MORE garment, you are wearing a protest towards violence against women, symbolized through our slogan "NI EN MORE" visibly attached to each garment. You can also read the story of the women who have made your piece and track the influence of your purchase and donation. This is an important part of NI EN MORE’s goal and vision!

To begin with, we will start up one small-scale sewing studio in Ciudad Juárez. But to achieve this, we need your help! Please join our initiative by supporting the NI EN MORE project.

Our fashion items look and production: NI EN MORE’s first styles are designed by Norwegian designer Tine Mollatt and will be sewn, dyed and printed in our studio in Cd Juárez. The colors and prints will come from local flowers, plants and vegetables from the Chihuahua area.

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This is a sustainable and eco-friendly process where no hazardous chemicals are being used. The flowers and plants can be fresh, dried or withered. We can use fruit stones and peels to create wonderful colors and a truly unique design. Cara Marie Piazza, a New York based natural dyer and textile designer, is volunteering to teach NI EN MORE’s team this technique called "Bundle dying". We had a first, very interesting workshop with the whole team in Cd Juárez, in February 2017. 

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Who are NI EN MORE’s team? The local woman who participate in NI EN MORE’s project live in high-risk areas in Cd Juárez. The current conditions in Chihuahua and other parts of Mexico, favor organized crime and therefore leave women vulnerable and without the necessary resources for decent housing or transportation. It is important to emphasize that these women are made vulnerable because of their gender, color and social class.

“I have loved everything that we have done until now, and above all, each one of us now has a voice, and a voice in this project. Our ideas are heard and seem meaningful” Isabel, Juárez (participant in NI EN MORE’s first workshop).

In addition to being strong, resilient fighters for women's rights, the team of workers share interest and skills for craft and fashion. 

Meet the full team here

craft Meet the Initiators of the project: Veronica Corchado, NI EN MORE’s leader in Cd. Juárez, has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights activist. She is the director of Chihuahua’s Municipal Institute for women as well as a director of a cultural community center. Thus, she knows her community and its needs, and will ensure that the projects future profits are used in the best possible way.

Jane Terrazas, is a textile artist and human rights activist, native from Cd Juárez and NI EN MORE’s project coordinator.  She has a burning engagement for creating a different Cd Juárez where women can walk out at any time of the day without fear for their life.

Fashion designer Tine Mollatt has developed her fashion company byTiMo, from a small-scale business to a global success. She brings to our team her wide expertise from business to marketing and design.

Norwegian textile artist Lise Bjørne Linnert has worked with activists and organizations in Cd. Juárez for 11 years with her project “Desconocida Unknown”.

"Desconocida Unknown" is a mass collaboration, embroidering nametags to protest murders and abuse of women in Cd. Juárez and in remembrance of similar crimes globally.  Her artwork is the DNA of NI EN MORE's collaborative project. 

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la promesa NI EN MORE's long term goal:

1. Create a sustainable business model in Juárez for production of fashion garments, that combines handcraft, international design and art to create unique, one of a kind items.

2. The line of garments will spread awareness and connect communities locally and internationally in the fight against violence towards women.

3. Create a self-sustained project, and a business model for economic independence and empowerment of women that can become an example for other businesses to follow.

4. Sustain a fresh look and develop new ideas and techniques for its design. We see involving new young designers in the projects future creations as one interesting model for growth.

desert In this campaign we are raising money to:

1. Finalize the establishment of the studio space in a safe location in Cd. Juárez.

2. Buy necessary equipment; sewing machines, tools, cutting boards etc.

3. Pay a fair salary and provide safety to the women involved in the first pilot production.

4. Prepare training and education trip to Cd. Juárez in August/September 2017 (with the whole team) to finalize the limited edition pilot garments. 

 

Potential Challenges

Clear communication: We anticipate challenges in communication due to our different cultures and languages. To meet it, two of the team members work as interpreters; they have gained local knowledge over several years and have gained trust in the communities.

Local safety and infrastructure: Cd. Juárez is still a very unsafe city for women. We need to ensure that our project does not set the women involved in additional danger.

Keep the project growing slowly and maintaining engagement: To reduce risk of economical failure, we need to build the project slowly with patience. We need to keep economical risks as low as possible, and allow space for learning.

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Read more about us here: https://www.nienmore.com/

*Credits (numbered order as they appear on the page : 1,2)Lise Bjørne Linnert 3)Mustang Jane & Laura Bastillos  4)Still from Laura Bastillos' Film from the initial workshop in Cd. Juárez 5)Film: Laura Bastillos' Film from the initial workshop in Cd. Juárez 6)Print and style samples by NI EN MORE 7,8) Still from Laura Bastillos' Film from the initial workshop in Cd. Juárez 9,10) Lise Linnert's “Desconocida Unknown” workshop 

 

Project timeline

Prep Studio
13/05/2017
Project Kick-off
20/05/2017
Establish the studio space
25/05/2017
Buy necessary equipment; sewing machines ect.
Training
05/06/2017
Start production training
Wrap up
10/07/2017
Prepare phase 2
17/07/2017
Ship rewards
31/07/2017
Finish Pilot phase
Prep Studio
3 weeks
13/05/2017
Project Kick-off
20/05/2017
Establish the studio space
25/05/2017
Buy necessary equipment; sewing machines ect.
Training
4 weeks
05/06/2017
Start production training
Wrap up
4 weeks
10/07/2017
Prepare phase 2
17/07/2017
Ship rewards
31/07/2017
Finish Pilot phase

Project's cost structure

Budget cost overview
Wages
6000
Transportation
2882
Materials
2500
Other
460

Team members

Project timeline

Prep Studio
13/05/2017
Project Kick-off
20/05/2017
Establish the studio space
25/05/2017
Buy necessary equipment; sewing machines ect.
Training
05/06/2017
Start production training
Wrap up
10/07/2017
Prepare phase 2
17/07/2017
Ship rewards
31/07/2017
Finish Pilot phase
Prep Studio
3 weeks
13/05/2017
Project Kick-off
20/05/2017
Establish the studio space
25/05/2017
Buy necessary equipment; sewing machines ect.
Training
4 weeks
05/06/2017
Start production training
Wrap up
4 weeks
10/07/2017
Prepare phase 2
17/07/2017
Ship rewards
31/07/2017
Finish Pilot phase

Videos for NI EN MORE

Amount spent
450.00
1Paid to
Laura Bustillos
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Spent on
Other

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Hello, We have updated the products page @  https://www.nienmore.com/products/

If you have questions on how you can get hold of these beautiful items please browse the page or you can always send us an email @ nienmore@gmail.com  

We will be happy to answer any questions about the products, projects or more 

Have a lovely weekend

x NI EN MORE 

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Follow @nienmore on facebook or Instagram (or both) to get the latest updates, also see articles/films we recommend and other things that's going on. Instagram: #nienmore @nienmore /facebook page: @niemore (link: https://www.facebook.com/nienmore/

And remember you can always drop us a line if you have any question or would like to know more about the project. 

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Website is now live - Check it out

This update is part of:
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Our new website is now LIVE  @ www.nienmore.com 

We have added images, films, links, and in-depth reading about the project.

If you want to read more about the products. Go directly to "products" in the sidebar, and if you have any question. Please contact us, we will be super happy to hear from you. <3

website

 

Cost structure

Cost structure
Other
450

Total spent to date

$450

Wages summary

Wages
6000
0

Transportation summary

Transportation
2882
0

Materials summary

Materials
2500
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Other summary

Other
460
450