introducing: TOGETHER

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Too many people are walking around with great ideas that might never see the light of day. Although the global creative industries are growing each year, being a young creative is not an easy lifestyle. Good materials are expensive to come by and growing a client base is challenging. Too often we find young artists with amazing ideas for projects, but lacking the funds to realise them. Projects get buried deep inside sketchbooks or take shape in lesser forms.

Creatives leave school entering a world that is hungry for their talents, but allows little time to develop these same talents. Struggling to survive as an emerging artist can be demoralising and affect the creative process in a negative way. poète maudit believes that emerging creatives ought to support each other. By working together we can create opportunities and realise fabulous things!

poète maudit has been playing with an idea for a while now. Since news about grave budget cuts in the creative sector is more present than ever in Belgium there seems to be no better time to unveil this new project. 

By working together we can create opportunities and realise fabulous things!

Introducing: TOGETHER

TOGETHER is a platform for collaboration. Working together with interesting people from different fields we will each time design a unique shirt. These will be printed in a small edition to ensure an exclusive garment. Not only can you get a unique piece of clothing, but you can support a creative mind at the same time! 

How does it work?

All shirts will be sold via pre-orders. This means all items will only go into production when sold out. This means you won’t get your shirt right away, but will have to wait a little while. Because of the small editions this hopefully won’t take too long.
The reason for working with pre-orders is to avoid wasting textile. When creating a limited edition we need to know which sizes to make. Each piece of clothing is made for the person who bought it. Therefore there is no excess stock, meaning no waste.

Each piece of clothing is made for the person who bought it. Therefore there is no excess stock, meaning no waste.

How much is going to the artists? How are you helping them?

Supporting creatives is the main objective. That is why we want to be transparent about where the price tag comes from.
With each collaboration we will show a breakdown of the price tag so you can be sure where your money is going.

Example:

€25 / shirt  (prices may vary depending on the product)

Imagine we issue an edition of 30 shirts at a price of 25 euros each.

10 artist
10 production
5 poète maudit

 

The artist will receive 300 euros for delivering a design. This sum could go to a lot of things. Artists are difficult creatures to nurse. Just like you and me they need to eat, drink and sleep, but they also have very specific needs depending on their field of work. Paints, inks, microphones, film, … are all everyday utilities in the artists life which unfortunately don’t come cheap.

In this example 300 euros will go to production. This number includes textiles, printing costs, labels,... Of course the cost of production depends on a lot of factors like the amount of shirts being made and which printing techniques are used.

The remaining 150 euros will go to poète maudit. Doing what we do best you can rest assured to receive a high quality product. poète maudit will process all orders and take care of packing and shipping to provide a pleasant experience for you. A part of this sum will be reinvested in poète maudit for future projects.