Sewing for Species

Sewing for Species

Sewing for Species

 The CCFA Sewing for Species initiative boosts a South African community business with commissioned wildlife mascots. It spreads awareness about CCFA and funds our community conservation projects for Africa’s wildlife preservation.

Project Overview

 

Project location: 
Kylemore, Western Cape, South Africa

Project category: 
Community, Conservation

Project timeframe:
Since 2019

 

Overview

 

Project location: 
Kylemore, Western Cape, South Africa

Project category: 
Community, Conservation

Project timeframe:
Since 2019

Project partners:

  • Baby Cuddles 

Project Vision:

  •  The CCFA Sewing for Species initiative boosts a South African community business with commissioned wildlife mascots. It spreads awareness about CCFA and funds our community conservation projects for Africa’s wildlife preservation.

Project vision

Project Vision

Our vision for the project is to empower women in Kylemore by creating a demand for traditional, handmade, sustainable CCFA Mascots. This not only supports employment but also raises awareness and funds for wildlife conservation in Africa.

Project Partners

Baby Cuddles

Listen to a radio interview from December 2023 with Baby Cuddles founder, Melanie Laing: Click here

Project goals

Project goal
  • Support the creation of an additional employment opportunity each year for a woman in Kylemore 
  • Generate awareness and funds for wildlife conservation in Africa through CCFA Mascots 

 

Fundraising target
  • $5,000 per year 

Project updates

CCFA Mascots & Products

Since the beginning of the Sewing for Species Initiative in 2019, our CCFA range has grown to include: 

  • Rhino mascots 
  • Elephant mascots 
  • Turtle mascots 
  • Gorilla mascots 
  • Bongo antelope mascots 
  • African Penguin mascots 
  • Cheetah mascots 
  • Giraffe mascots 
  • Owl mascots 
  • Christmas stockings 
  • Picnic blankets

View our range at our online shop

Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs are integrated—they recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others, and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.

How to support this project

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