FASHION in hemp hangs by a thread
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FASHION in hemp hangs by a thread

Request for help to overcome personal difficulties and resume the growth of Sensihemp, a hemp fashion brand with international recognition.

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    39 backers

  • 18/09/2023

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Request for help to overcome personal difficulties and resume the growth of Sensihemp, a hemp fashion brand with international recognition.

You may know me because of Sensihemp, a sustainable Portuguese fashion brand that stands out for its use of hemp as its main raw material. 

Many of you don't know but in September 2021 when I created the brand we were in the middle of the pandemic, I was unemployed and facing financial difficulties. Even so, with only €500 in my bank account, I didn't let that stop me from following Sensihemp's mission and chasing my dreams.

With dedication and hard work, I was able to make a living from the brand, rent a store, gain recognition and even win international industry awards.

After the recognition and awards, life brought me another challenge. I became ill and underwent surgery, which caused me to be away from work for four long months without any kind of income. During this period, I still have monthly bills to pay, faced significant financial difficulties and had to deal with medical expenses, accumulating debts in the amount of 3000€

That's why I'm launching this crowdfunding campaign

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At this moment, I need the support of everyone to overcome these difficulties and resume the growth of my brand Sensihemp that stands mainly because of the presence in fairs and events.

With the donations received, I will be able to pay the accumulated debts, pay the registrations to participate in the events, because it has to be booked months in advance, and also to invest in raw material for new collections.

Sensihemp has proven to be an example of sustainability and innovation, (know the project in the promoter's area) and I commit to continue the mission of fighting for the valorization and preservation of Portuguese know-how, producing unique pieces with hemp  in collaboration with artisans that contribute to a more conscious and sustainable world.

With your support, I will be able to move forward and take my brand to new heights.

Every contribution, no matter how small, will make a significant difference in my entrepreneurial journey. 

I ask you to share this campaign with your friends, family and contacts so that you can reach more people in promoting and supporting entrepreneurs during challenging times.

I warmly thank you for your generosity and support.

Together, we can drive Sensihemp's success and inspire other entrepreneurs to never give up on their dreams, even in the face of adversity.

As soon as my financial situation allows I intend to distribute the help I received to entrepreneurs who are in some difficult situation and who need help with their projects

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💎Awards and recognition

'Best hemp product' at Cannadouro International Hemp Fair in Porto - 2021

"Best Innovation Product" at the International CBD Hemp Business Fair in Barcelona, with hemp t-shirts dyed with onion skins - 2022

https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/economia/t-shirt-de-fibra-de-canhamo-ganha-premio_v1448531

Worth Project - European Commission

https://worth-partnership.ec.europa.eu/projects/sensihemp_en

🖥Website:

https://sensihemp.pt/

Sensihemp – Regenerative Fashion Brand

 

About the author

I worked for 20 years in the textile industry with fast fashion and realized the negative impact it had, both environmentally and socially. After having been a volunteer in the project "Cabril Eco-Rural", where she learned the flax cycle, from sowing to loom, and having had contact with hemp fibber for the 1st time at an International Hemp Fair, I began to have the first ideas to create something from hemp.

I entered the area around the age of 23 and acquired the know-how of the entire textile line, from yarn manufacturing to packaging.

I worked with fast fashion and I realized the negative impact, the exploitation of people, and devaluation of the know-how of handmade textile techniques in Portugal and I was discouraged with the profession. I wanted to have a greater connection with nature and decided to link it to textiles.

I quit my job in 2020, already intending to create Sensihemp, but the pandemic led me to be on hold for a year and a half.

It was in September 2021 that the dream came true; "I launched Sensihemp, a hemp fashion project with environmental, social, cultural and economic impact."

Sensihemp is a brand with sustainable, long-lasting and timeless pieces, which aims to be fair trade, Made in Portugal and with zero waste.

"I couldn't get funding in Portugal because I worked with cannabis, so I started to apply for several competitions."

"Our future is to go back to the past, to rescue and value ancestral knowledge through partnerships with Portuguese artisans," says Marta. 

Finalist in the Relança-te social innovation acceleration program - Casa do Impacto and Ageas Foundation

LinkedIn profile:

Marta Vinhas| LinkedIn

Budget and due dates

Milestones:

The budget required at this stage will be used for:

  • Accumulated debts: 3000€
  • Registration for market participation: €500
  • Raw material: 800€
  • Publicity and impact marketing: 200€
  • PPL platform commissions+payment costs: €415.13
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Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

18/09/2023

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Sun, 30/07/2023 - 00:26

Muito obrigada 💚

Pode a vida pregar partidas, mas enquanto houver amor, há esperança. Partilho com vocês a participação no Milan Design Week, no âmbito da Sensihemp ter sido vencedora do Wort...

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  • Marta Vinhas

    Muito obrigada 💚

    Pode a vida pregar partidas, mas enquanto houver amor, há esperança.

    Partilho com vocês a participação no Milan Design Week, no âmbito da Sensihemp ter sido vencedora do Worth Project um programa de parcerias transacionais que acenta nos valores da New European Bauhaus - Beautiful Sustainable Together .
    Juntos somos poderosos, juntos podemos fazer a real diferença.
    Obrigada, obrigada, obrigada!

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