Pypore

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Pypore: "We believe in the power behind the hands"

ParaguayParaguay
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Pypore created to show the world the beauty of Ñanduti and tell our history through our products. Focus on Paraguayan women artisans and decent job, fair trade and sustainable consumption.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if your clothes could talk and tell you where they come from and how they were made up? We know that can not happen, so from Pypore propose garments with strong cultural component and social commitment
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Poor culture and handicraft promotion in our country, lack of decent and secure jobs for Paraguayan women artisans, lack of awareness of consumption in the fashion and textile industry.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Pypore propose fusion of traditional with modern fashion, through clothing designed for men and women under the fashion style with Ñanduti applications, making more attractive and with a strong socio-cultural content. Has two sustainable components: fair trade with ñanduti weavers, supporting a secure market for their textiles and garments making of domestically produced fabrics

Awards

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Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

We want this project to grow together with the growth of small groups with whom we work. For example: Working directly between Pypore and Ñanduti weavers generates a short supply chain which is advantageous for both, there is greater security and commitment to their production by women artisans

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

So far we are working with a small group of 5 women artisans Ñanduti weavers. An impact achieved is the motivation of the weavers through fair trade we prioritize our work philosophy, and we are also educating clients about the value of crafts and whta implying the production, that is not often displayed. In the future we plan to expand the group of women weavers artisans with whom we work, enabling them to work strategies and empowering as women in the economy and contribute to local development. Besides, in the future goal is to train in a group couture women in vulnerable situations ensuring decent employment.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

We seek to position the craft fabric Ñanduti as a national pride, we want to position it in foreign shops that are aligned with the philosophy of our work. we seek to enhance the production of ñanduti and empower women artisans who produce it. To move this wheel, we need an investment that provide us the ability to generate increased production, include more women artisans and start the cutting job training couture with a group of vulnerable women.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Pypore is presented as a social enterprise for profit, that is a social enterprise (B-corp). Therefore financial sustainability arises from the sale of products and the reinvestment in the groups of women who work with us.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

There are other enterprises that produce garments with handmade details; but the main difference we identify with our product is strong social commitment that motivates us; we could produce, sell and profit through the same product but we believe and we are convinced that only make money is like an empty box, we need to promote sustainable social actions that promote a better place in the world.
Team

Founding Story

Anahi (my sister) is Paraguayan music dancer. In their traditional dress it is very common to use the ñanduti in full skirts and blouses. Anahi's interest in culture led us to be deeply inspired and love the Ñanduti tissue, but we found it pretty but just simple use as clothing dances, hence the idea to merge the fussion the fashion and crafts. Initially we started as a hobby, because we liked, then we apply the Ñanduti tissue to all our clothes, and then the clothes of our friends who asked us, until 2013 when the brand was official.

Team

Is an original idea with my sister Annie, both are promoting part-time entrepreneurship. We have no one else on the team, but we know we need to give more time to the project so we need to have a financial investment to expand at a sustainable scale and greater impact.