After three years of printing steezy styles on secondhand shirts, we want rioots to be more than just another consumer choice. We want MORE! We want to actively engage with and change everyday structures that contribute to social and ecological exploitation in the textile industry.
rioots-Ratsch is a series of posts addressing themes around sustainable fashion, which we encounter in our everyday lives. But wait a minute… We’ll not just throw a bunch of facts and tips and tricks for how to be a better human at you. There’s already enough of that, and that’s not our role. We just want to chat! We want to hear your experiences, thoughts and opinions. And yeeeahs, your feelings are very much welcomed too <3 This dialogue will happen digitally, because we sadly can’t hang out with all of you.
Ratsching is easy: Every other week we’ll share an Instagram story about a topic, and ask you to share your thoughts. We will collect all of your “answers” and post them anonymously the following week as a collage on our feed and on our blog right here. Oh, and we’ll add our own thoughts on each topic :) We already prepared a bunch of questions, but if there’s anything YOU would like to chat about, just send us a message.
We’re very stoked! And you know what’s really cool? Through the comment-functions our conversations won’t stop after we post the collages :)
Be kind and stay tuuuned, we’ll start the rioots-Ratsch next week <3
To the point:
Finally, we want to give you an insight into our finances. What happens to your money? Have a look at a small overview of our expenditures from the years 2017 and 2018:
As you can see, we spend most of our income on materials (clothing, fabrics, yarn) and the screen printing equipment. We don't have a salary (yet?); all our income goes through Felix back to the project/company. A minimal part is used for food and beverages, for example when we cater our models and ourselves, present our project somewhere or similar. Additionally to our expenses, we also make sure to have some project savings.
Any questions? Let us know. Otherwise we hope that this first part of our Transparency blog series has given you an insight into the life of a rioots. Cheers <3