Wind of Changes

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Wind of Changes

Alpaca Documentary

photo: Frisenvang yarns

Happy Wednesday! Today I have two projects to tell you about that touched my heart. Both of these projects are built on the faith and hope for the better world and finding place for all people in it.

Several weeks ago Marianne from Frisenvang yarns contacted me with the request to tell about her project she is planning to bring to life. Marianne is a part of a small company that is specializing in high quality sustainable alpaca yarn. I carefully read about what they do and what they aspire to do and I thought that their mission is amazing and something that you will be interested to find about too!

Frisenvang yarns are working with a group of local alpaca producers in the region Marcapata in the Peruvian Andes mountains. Instead of selling the raw wool to the companies, these alpaca breeders take part in every step of the yarn production process – carding, dying and handspinning. This way they are able to support themselves on much better terms.

Alpaca Documentary

photo: Frisenvang yarns

Right now Frisenvang yarns managed to give a better life to 265 people that are able to support themselves with their craft and create a unique high quality product that supports not only people, but also environment with its eco-friendly production process. Marianne and her partners aspire to bring in more people into the cooperative by educating them each step of the yarn production process and providing as many job places as possible.

Alpaca Documentary

photo: Frisenvang yarns

To make it happen it is important that more people find out about Frisenvang yarns project. Marianne and her partners are planning to make a documentary about the community, alpacas and life in the high Andes. The documentary is scheduled to go live in 2019 and the main goal is to give a raw and honest look at the lives of people and animals in this picturesque scenery. I personally think it is a wonderful project, as we know so little about the yarn production process at the very root of it and people who make it happen.

You can read more about the project and support it here – “Documentary – Unique sustainable yarn and a better world”

Alpaca Documentary

photo: Frisenvang yarns


Veter Magazine

The second project I wanted to tell you about is one very special magazine that is being published in Russia. I have been following its founder and editor in chief, Vera Pochueva, for years now and when I booked my trip to Russia, I knew I wanted to visit Veter’s office. “Veter” means “wind” in Russian and as the cover says – Wind is a symbol of changes and power, bringing new ides, inspiration, freedom and passion. 

Veter Magazine

The magazine tells about small businesses started by all kinds of people driven by inspiration and infinite love for what they do. Each story is inspiring and I love how it touches upon not only the creative side of each project, but also the practical one – how much money was invested, how sustainable the project is, how much time and effort it took to see the first results. It is a very raw conversation of how dreams are being brought to life, not always bright and shiny, but with everyday mundane tasks performed consistently, with diligence and faith in yourself and your work.

Veter supports a charitable fund that I also donate to, “Enjoyable Aging”, the fund provides nurses, supplies and takes care of the old half destroyed nursing homes where lonely old people live.

Veter Magazine

I hope you enjoyed reading about these projects that touched my heart. It is amazing how much we can do together and bring the wind of changes…

Have a wonderful day today!


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By | 2018-09-05T07:05:07+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Gifts Of Life|7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Melissa September 5, 2018 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Such wonderful projects to learn about! Thanks, Alina! I assume the Russian publication isn’t in English? It looks absolutely beautiful!

    • Alina September 5, 2018 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      I am happy you enjoyed reading about them! Yes, unfortunately Veter is published exclusively in Russian, I know such a shame, the magazine’s content is so universal!

  2. Akiba Russell September 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Alina – very noble causes. Thank you for sharing ❤️

    • Alina September 5, 2018 at 8:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you for reading, dear Akiba!!

  3. Elizabeth P September 5, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these global projects. They both will have a tremendous impact. I hope that both projects receive the support they need. I love that participating through organizations Kickstarter can make even small donations can have a huge impact.

    • Alina September 5, 2018 at 8:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you for reading about the projects, Elizabeth! Yes, it is amazing how much as a community we can do together!

  4. Julie September 10, 2018 at 10:49 am - Reply

    oh, what a fantastic looking magazine, and it sounds like they do incredible work! I love that you are sharing with us the projects and causes that are important to you.

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