Author: Niels

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Join us at the Lush Summit in London

After a short break in January, we’re back at the No Mad Makers HQ to make the last batch of bags from our leftover boat rubber and life vest straps. We will take them with us to London next week, where we will join the Lush Summit. The last bags will be for sale there. […]

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Why the BAG2WORK costs as much as 98 euros

Halfway into our campaign for BAG2WORK we got a lot of questions about the price for the bag. To some people the bag seemed expensive. We can imagine why people think this, especially after Al Jazeera and Trouw claimed that it costs less than 3 dollars to make a bag. But this cost is for […]

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Meet Marijn: from trash collector to cash collector

Remember our call for a crowdfunding wizard? We believe we have found him. Meet the newest addition to our team: Marijn Lansbergen! After working his magic on campaigns for Das Mag Uitgevers and IEDER1, he will lead our Kickstarter campaign to sell 1000 IT WORKS Bags. As a kid he always wanted to become a […]

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Everybody needs more (self-made) bunting in their life

When we asked people from the EKO project what they needed in their activities centre, they told us: decoration. The place should look as bright and welcoming as possible. That’s why we are really happy that our amazing Danish interns Carla and Amanda designed a workshop that up-cycles discarded textiles to bright strings of flags. […]

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Vacancy: Crowdfunding campaigner for BAG2WORK

Remember how the No Mad Makers got started? With a workshop on Lesvos, making bags from boats and life vests, together with refugees. After Al Jazeera published a movie about the project, it was seen by millions. Many people wanted to buy the bags. But there was no way we could meet the demand. We […]

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There’s something cotton in the state of Denmark

We are really proud of our interns Carla and Amanda who have managed to set up their very own crowdfunding campaign in their home country, together with a writer called Mads Nygaard. The proceeds will go towards buying fabrics for our workshop in the Eko Project. Let’s gøøøøøøøøø!

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No Mad Makers <3 Eko Project

Over the coming weeks we’ll be doing workshops in the lovely Eko Project. Co-creating bunting, hammocks, curtains and other communal decoration in this autonomous space, located right next to the Vasilika camp that houses 1200 refugees. Laat die handjes en vlaggetjes maar wapperen?! Had to do that in Dutch 😀       

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