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Friday, 9 December 2011

Temporary Tattoo Project Benefits Homeless, Abused Children in Kenya

The Temporary Tattoo Project, temporary tattoos, fashion philanthropy, Flying Kites, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style
Can getting inked—albeit temporarily—help a disadvantaged child all the way in Africa? It can with the Temporary Tattoo Project, a creative endeavor to raise money for Kenya’s 2 million homeless, orphaned, and abused children, 60,000 of whom live on the streets. Founded by Lauren Sauma and Robyn Fukumoto, the project enlisted six tattoo artists to create limited-edition works of art in support of Flying Kites, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that provides healthcare, quality education, and empowerment to a child in need of sponsorship. Each artist was paired with a Flying Kites participant who served as the inspiration for the designs, which range from biplane-riding lions to stampeding horses to reflect that child’s hopes and dreams.