bellhenge:

Lucina
[Fire Emblem Awakening]
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bellhenge:

Lucina

[Fire Emblem Awakening]

—->deviantART

(vía continent-of-ylisse)

slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

(vía forthedreamsofyouth)

glowcloud:

people run “aesthetic blogs” where they just reblog pics of like neon lights and pools of water and weird textures and stuff and i don’t really get it but i like to look at those blogs, it’s nice to know that you guys are out there, always silent, never getting into fights, just reblogging pics of wrinkled plastic bags… keep doing ur thing

(vía etiamsi)

umbreon-ite:

Ah yes, the flute

umbreon-ite:

Ah yes, the flute

(vía marceliki)

iwanttoberecycled:

I want to be less compact, less disc. 

(vía benot-may)

thecrazytealady:

eeruhrah:

WHAT THIS IS SO CUTE❤️❤️

*screaming*

(vía etiamsi)

(vía espeons)

route117:

"Eeveelutions are pretty cool" giveaway
Hello, I remade and I think it’s time for a new rad giveaway o/ Thank you for the many people who have already followed me too!
You will win:
A brand new eevee 3DS XL.
Any eeveelution keychain of your choice
Any eeveelution plush of your choice under $40
Rules:
        Must be following me. I’m strictly Pokemon-only.
        Only reblogs count, liking can be used for bookmarking only
        No giveaway blogs or inactive sideblogs, meaning they don’t count
        You must give out your address so I can ship it to you, but that’s only after you win!
        If you’re under 16 make sure you have your parents consent I don’t wanna get in trouble.
        This is international, I pay for shipping.
        Winners will be chosen by a random generator
        If you do not respond within 48 hours it goes to the next one in line.
    It ends September 15th. Good luck.

route117:

"Eeveelutions are pretty cool" giveaway

Hello, I remade and I think it’s time for a new rad giveaway o/ Thank you for the many people who have already followed me too!

You will win:

  • A brand new eevee 3DS XL.
  • Any eeveelution keychain of your choice
  • Any eeveelution plush of your choice under $40

Rules:

  •         Must be following me. I’m strictly Pokemon-only.
  •         Only reblogs count, liking can be used for bookmarking only
  •         No giveaway blogs or inactive sideblogs, meaning they don’t count
  •         You must give out your address so I can ship it to you, but that’s only after you win!
  •         If you’re under 16 make sure you have your parents consent I don’t wanna get in trouble.
  •         This is international, I pay for shipping.
  •         Winners will be chosen by a random generator
  •         If you do not respond within 48 hours it goes to the next one in line.

    It ends September 15th. Good luck.

(vía bloodredorion)

njy2:

OMG

image

(vía howinternet)

(vía aoroen)