Shiza Shahid is the Co-Founder of the Malala Fund ; she has dedicated her life to empowering women + girls via entrepreneurship + innovation, and she's barely 25. Her work promotes #dignity and enhances #peace . We're honored she participated in the campaign. Photo credit @emilywiniker
In this series of collages we remixed NASA Satellite and Telescope images with LIFE magazine iconic photography as a way to explore new narratives. People + Space have always been an inspiration to us.
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We are geeks over here at Slow Factory.
Science turns us on and we truly believe "Science is the Breath of Progress". Our Mars, Revealed! Collection is made with images from HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment is a camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The 65 kg (143 lb), $40 million USD instrument was built under the direction of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. It consists of a 0.5 m (19.7 in) aperture reflecting telescope, the largest so far of any deep space mission, which allows it to take pictures of Mars with resolutions of 0.3 m/pixel (about 1 foot), resolving objects below a meter across.
HiRISE has imaged Mars landers on the surface, including the ongoing Curiosity and Opportunity rover missions.)
Sorry for the long parenthesis but we over here love pointing to Wikipedia and have our timeless product carry a little bit of information/education about the kind of Universe and World we live in. Read Space.com interview with Slow Factory's founder.
In an effort to infuse social responsibility with empathy and respond to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, Slow Factory has created the DIGNITY Fund to support humanitarian aid to refugees across the region. Find out more at http://slowfactory.com/dignity
We have partnered with ANERA and created the Dignity Fund to support the work of ANERA across the Middle East.
According to the World Heart Federation, heart disease and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death, killing 17.1 million people every year. That is more than cancer, HIV and AIDS and malaria. In honor of World Heart Day, ANERA features the story of two couples in Lebanon in love. The husbands both take heart medicine that ANERA delivers to clinics across Lebanon.
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Slow Factory is proud to present its breakthrough fall campaign, Dignity / Dignité in collaboration with Anera. Launching on October 1st, the campaign will donate a substantial portion of sales from its fall line to the Dignity Kits that will support on-the-ground efforts in the Middle East to improve lives of refugees across the region affected by the various conflicts.
Also, note the Tattly sponge thanks to team Tattly we also got space tattoos!
Mark your calendar
September 10th. you are invited to Slow Factory's NYFW eventNew York Fashion Week is buzzing with exciting events to attend and for this occasion we would like to invite you to SLOW DOWN and look at the big picture with us on September 10th for Slow Factory's Trunk Show where cocktail and delicious bites will be served from 6PM to 9PM at the RePopRoom 527 W 29TH Street (2nd Floor) NY 10001.
Slow Factory is a satellite boutique floating in space. Its timeless aesthetic is sourced from open data images, and the combination of science and design. Founded on August 5, 2012 – the day that the Curiosity rover landed on Mars - their work is inspired by NASA’s open data images of the Earth and of space, taken by satellites and telescopes to create quintessential pieces. Slow Factory re-purposes and re-samples in order to create new meaning.
Slow Factory's designs and products represent the new kind of luxury: the timeless and the temporary combined into sustainable essentials that are built to last, made in Italy and New York.
Take some time to slow down with us on September 10th.
Hope to see you there:
NYFW Trunk Show
September 10th, 6PM - 9PM
527 W 29TH Street (2nd Floor) NY
Use FREEHUGS until August 31st and get 15% Off.
The air is crisp and the nights are cool. Keep your scarf in your purse, you'll need it.
Silk is the perfect material for this kind of weather. Because of its natural protein structure, silk is the most hypoallergenic of all fabrics. Silk is highly absorbent: silk will absorb perspiration while letting your skin breathe.
Our silk scarves are made with 100% pure natural fabrics. We also print with eco-friendly ink that uses only 10% of the water other dying factories use.
For Sensitive Skin: It is 100% natural and combined with cotton is most comfortable on the body. Thanks to silk’s natural thermostatic properties, silk clothes will keep you warm in winter and cool in summer. Which means it is perfect for this in-between weather.
Get ready for the change of weather and the transition from summer to fall with your versatile consciously made and eco-friendly scarf - keeping you warm and letting your skin breathe at the same time.
Use FREEHUGS at checkout and get 15%OFF on all orders. We ship everywhere on Earth.