Calling all Los Angeles residents who love ping pong, free beer, and design for humanity… Project H, the product design nonprofit, is debuting their Los Angeles chapter’s Abject Object initiative next Thursday evening, April 9th, from 7-10pm at GOOD Magazine’s headquarters in Los Angeles. The 17-week long partnership with the Downtown Women’s Center homeless shelter has resulted in the development of four retail garments and products that teach skills and bring profits to homeless individuals. Come to the party to see the products (including a purse that turns into a hammock!), meet the chapter, donate to the project, and of course for the ping pong, free beer, and Project H raffle.
The development of the four retail garments and accessories (including a purse/hammock, pocket scarf, and more) have served as a hands-on rather than handout model for design. Working directly with the homeless women from the Downtown Women’s Center, the products were designed to teach sewing skills, branding, and packaging, the proceeds of which go back directly to the individual who made the product, and the shelter.
Visit Project H’s Flickr feed to see the 17-week development of the products.