This initiative will be funded by the proceeds of the WovenWell Rainbow Project Collection to premiere at their pop up shop at PrideFest 2017 on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Located at Booth B21 between Jane and West 12th streets, from 11am to 6pm.
At the core of the WovenWell/Housing Works initiative is the Rainbow Belt, which was designed by Tamil Robinson, a classically trained textile and fashion designer. The belt is manufactured in the US. It features hand woven rainbow kente cloth on cotton webbing, with a classic nickel D ring buckle. The leather finish has a signature “W” stitch, representing the company name.
The belt will make its debut at this year’s PrideFest, where WovenWell will be positioned with Housing Works.
Along with other merchandise, twenty percent of the profits from the new Rainbow Project items will fund the ‘Work It’ series at Housing Works Community Centers.