Introducing The Red Collection Designers - Part 1

With just a few weeks to go we’re started to get super excited about our Red Collection Fundraiser on 14th November!

As you know we'll be showcasing amazing items of clothing, jewellery + art donated by local female designers, artists & makers with a special catwalk show and exhibition on the night.

Due to the generosity of our sponsors Lewes Womens FC we're delighted that ALL the proceeds from your purchases of this fine array of items will go directly to The Red Box Project to help fight period poverty in Brighton & Hove.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be introducing you to a selection of our generous female designers & finding out why they wanted to get involved in this event.

Let’s kick off with this talented lot:

NEON BONBON

Tell us about yourself & what you create:

I am Rachel, and I run Neon Bonbon. I'm based in Brighton, and love all things colourful and comfy. I design screen printed colourful cropped t-shirts (which are for anyone and everyone, but were born out of a realisation that cropped t-shirts are the best item of clothing to breastfeed in!) 

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What made you want to contribute to The Red Collection Fundraiser?

By day I'm a teacher and I know school days matter. The thought of students missing school because of period poverty in 2018 is so far beyond acceptable. Of course I want to be involved in events that support changing this! 

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Would you describe yourself as a feminist? What does feminism mean to you?

I'm a big believer in equal rights and opportunities for all, and for me, feminism definitely falls under that umbrella! One of the biggest areas I personally regularly experience the effects of the patriarchy is in negative or inappropriate attitudes towards breastfeeding. I cannot put into words how over that I am. I look forward to raising my daughters in a world where attitudes towards all 'others' (be it sex, ethnicity, age, whatever) have moved forward - even if only by small steps. 


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HUMMINGBIRDHAWKMOTH

Tell us about yourself & what you create

I’m Nicole and I’m from Brighton. I create beautiful handmade and ethical jewellery. I choose to use recycled silver where possible and my packaging is totally plastic free and made from 100% recycled materials in the UK. 

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What made you want to contribute to The Red Collection Fundraiser?


As well as making jewellery I’ve worked as a Nanny for many years. I believe in empowering girls and young women. Something as simple as supplying sanitary products to those who are unable to source them themselves has the power to bring many positives; independence, confidence and the chance to focus on their strengths to name just a few.

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Would you describe yourself as a feminist? What does feminism mean to you?


I would definitely describe myself as a feminist. I believe that all beings are created equal and hence are worthy of the same respect and care. I also believe that gender is on a sliding scale. That polarising gender leads to stereotyping and division. We are all individuals and that is a beautiful thing indeed.

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BLUFRUIT

Tell us about yourself & what you create

My name is Charlotte-Mary and I design, make and sell one-of-a-kind, up-cycled women’s fashion.

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What made you want to contribute to The Red Collection Fundraiser?

I think The Red Collection Fundraiser is a fantastic idea and I’d love to support it in any way I can, so that young women and girls can live their lives free of period poverty. 

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Would you describe yourself as a feminist? What does feminism mean to you?

I would definitely describe myself as a feminist because I try to do my best to support and appreciate the females around me, and since having my daughter, I care greatly about the society she grows up in. Feminism to me means that we are all treated equally regardless of our gender and that females can finally thrive and have their voices heard. 

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Have you booked your ticket for The Red Collection Fundraiser yet?

It’s going to be quite a night so book yours now to avoid disappointment.