“We believe the best way to get an idea across is to engage people through participation. Last year’s campaign was a huge success and we hope to spread more awareness and encourage a higher level of interaction each year”, says Dilip Kapur, Founder and President of Hidesign.
The Art of Reuse is an engagement project to support and encourage the practice of upcycling used materials, which one discards as waste or redundant goods into new materials/products of better quality with a higher environmental value. The initiative is in the form of a contest, where participants are encouraged to create new designs out of leather scrap provided by Hidesign in The Art of Reuse Kit, available at all Hidesign stores PAN India. One needs to register on Facebook to collect the kits from a preferred store and design anything they like. The designs then need to be submitted back at the Hidesign stores and winners will be selected through votes on Hidesign’s page on Facebook. On the 20th of August, three winners will be selected who will receive Hidesign gift vouchers worth Rs. 15000, Rs. 10000 and Rs. 5000 respectively.
This project is part of Hidesign’s efforts to communicate the beauty of handcrafting and the joy of human endeavour. The annual campaign by Hidesign reaches out to a larger audience by introducing the simplicity in recycling and increasing the appreciation of handcrafted products. At Hidesign, we believe this initiative could take on a much larger form if we get your support.
Find below the schedule of the Art of Reuse contest:
|5th June 2013||Registration for the contest begins|
|15th June 2013||Kits will be available to be picked up from Hidesign stores|
|20th July 2013||Last day for registration and picking up kits|
|31st July 2013||Last day to drop in your design at a Hidesign store near you|
|10th August 2013||Last day to get votes for your design on facebook|
|14th August 2013||Top 10 entries with the highest votes will be announced|
|20th August 2013||Hidesign will announce the top 3 entries from the 10 selected ones on facebook|