We are spreading the love in a different way this month by giving away our very first Project Cape Made award! Last year we were inspired to create a LoveLiveLocal apparel line that would generate funds for a local cause. We knew we wanted it to align with our mission: to help local businesses grow and succeed by showing people where to spend their dollars locally and by providing businesses with opportunities to grow their customer base; finding a cause that supported this mission was not as easy as we thought.
After a mid-winter conversation with Aiste Zitnikaite, the designer and creative force behind the eco and ethical clothing line Devinto. about how hard it was to buy fabric with limited cash flow, we decided to create a fund and give micro-investments to local makers who could use the money to continue growing and creating.
With that in mind, we feel it is only fitting that the artisan who inspired Project Cape Made will be the very first recipient of a $500 Project Cape Made award to invest in her fashionable, strong, daring, elegant, classy, playful, and confident designs. We are thrilled to help keep Aiste growing on Cape Cod and beyond!