My name is Kira and I create vegan-friendly plushies, brooches and jewellery when I'm not studying my Sociology degree, volunteering or watching documentaries. I have many strong beliefs about animal and human rights and use my business to help fundraise for various charities to further these causes. In 2011 so far I have raised over $2,000!
I am inspired by my passions, comic books and fantasy novels to create dinosaurs, robots and other cool little critters. I love seeing people's faces when they find something that they adore and are able to take it home with them. I also get a lot of enjoyment out of the feedback that I get.
In the future I hope to shift fully to eco-fi felt and create more products such as patches, shirts and postcards. While I would love to be able to live off Kommoner one day, I also hope to get involved in a charitable organisation in order to help change the world!
Here is some examples of her whimsical work
You can see more of her work at:
Here is a list of who Kira has raised money for so far, well done Kira!
Just an overview of all donations that have been made since I created Kommoner. I am hoping that by having these here I can inspire myself to do better and others to join in.
Animals Australia - http://fb.me/AnimalsAustralia - 25.15 (as of 26/10/11)
2011 thus far
Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue - http://bit.ly/BVCRF - 194.30
Oxfam Australia to help with the East Africa food crisis - http://fb.me/OxfamAustralia - 1,060
Peninsula Animal Aid - http://fb.me/PeninsulaAnimalAid - 292.80
Buy This Satellite - http://fb.me/buythissatellite - 87.90
ARK - http://www.arkbark.net - 587.00
Uproar - http://fb.me/uproar.org.au - 39.80
RSPCA - https://donate.rspcaqld.org.au/flood - 105.75
Uproar - http://fb.me/uproar.org.au - 103.30
Movember - http://au.movember.com/ - 6.50
Kiva - http://www.kiva.org - 5.64
TOTAL = $2506.74
*Note: These include money raised from bake sales, giveaways, promotions and auctions I've run and does NOT include plushie/jewellery donations given to other auctions/fundraisers.
Items donated to auctions/events for:
*Brisbane Valley Cat Rescue
*World Vegan Day
*Red Cross in New Zealand
Here is the song Kira picked for this blog and this is why she chose it. It does not have a clip to go with it unfortuneately.
I chose this song because I have been learning a lot about sexism and about how people are pretty much brainwashed by the media. This song talks about a young person wanting to look like the people in the media. It's sad, but I hope that one day we can change this.
The John Butler Trio - To Look Like You