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Crowdfunding campaign by accessories firm

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Newport-based women’s accessories company Lola and Me has launched its first crowdfunding campaign.

Its target is to raise £5,000 through the Crowdfunder platform. It is currently at about 20 per cent of its total, with 27 days remaining.

At least 10 per cent of the profits raised from the sale of its products are invested into education for girls in developing countries.

Lola and Me as founded by creative director Heidi Louise Griffiths, who was in the London fashion industry for a number of years. Jon Dawkin, its business director, joined the company in 2015.

Griffiths said, “The Lola and Me #ForWomankind Crowdfunder campaign is focused on giving girls the opportunity for an education. We believe that every child deserves the right to learn using education as a valuable tool to end poverty for good. Through their schooling, we can lower the risk of poverty, human trafficking and child marriage, and give all women and girls the chance to conquer their dreams with the experience and tools they need.

“Lola and Me is profit with purpose company and the range of unique, handmade items available through our #ForWomankind campaign highlight the fun, fashion forward thinking that our brand is known for. Available through a range of price points, backers can select an artisan item that is stylishly supportive and encourages ethical employment.”

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