RadGram Holiday Gift Guide 2018
Natural Dyes: Slow Fashion and Environmental Restoration Grandma-Style
Now is the time to start shopping for all the radical people in your life. At RadGram, we understand that even if you are trying to avoid consumer culture this Holiday Season, you still sometimes want to give a gift to the loved ones who got you through the year. When you buy from RadGram, you can feel good knowing that 35% of profits go directly towards community organizing in Na Nong Bong.
Ready to give a gift with meaning up not sure which grandma-made creation to choose? Fear not, our gift guide has you covered, with suggestions for all the folks who make our lives so radical.
Where is the Movement Now?
In Na Nong Bong, the grandmas do everything they can to protect the environment and their community. They know first hand how chemical contamination can harm people and the earth so minimizing the environmental impact of weaving is crucial. This winter, RadGram is releasing a new line of 100% natural scarves in stunning colors that support our mission of environmental restoration.
Isaan Record - Meet the grannies leading an anti-mining movement [VIDEO]
Did you know that the people of Na Nong Bong have been fighting for environmental justice for over ten years? While the community has relentlessly defended the land, stood up for human rights, and built an activist movement, , their strategies and priorities have adapted throughout the years in response to both hard won victories and the dynamic challenges they face. Supporters often ask us about the current priorities and needs of the mining resistance movement in Na Nong Bong. With the help of Phattraporn Kaengjumpa and Ranong Kongsaen, two leaders of People Who Love Their Hometown (the community’s mining resistance organization), we put together answers to some frequently asked questions about the cause that RadGram supports.
The 22 women of Na Nong Bong Village in Loei Province who make up the Radical Grandma Collective, also known asRadGram, weave and sell scarves for an international market alongside their partners based in the United States. The women use their profits not only as extra income to support their families but also to support their activism.
Building A Weaving Center: Amplifying Threads of Change
Although we are legally and functionally a nonprofit, the social business mindset guides the Radical Grandma Collective in everything we do. Our first and foremost goal is to get those g’mas more ca$h money.
Radical Love: Mother’s Day Lessons from the women of the Radical Grandma Collective
Hello from Khon Kaen! We are two passionate Development and Globalization CIEE study abroad students who have been inspired by the weaving collective in Na Nong Bong. Meeting them, along with many dedicated human rights activists throughout our semester, emboldened us to take action and tap into our networks at home. We decided to kick start a social fundraiser to materialize their vision of a community weaving center. The center will house the looms for radical weavers from Na Nong Bong and other surrounding villages.
Radical Grandma Collective One Year Retrospective
As Mother’s Day in the U.S. approaches, I wanted to take the time to reflect on the lessons in motherly love I’ve learned from the Radical Grandmas over the past seven years. I’ve learned so much from listening and working with the women of the Radical Grandma Collective and hope to share some of those lessons here.
RadGrams is viral!
By the end of our campaign, we raised $8,983, meeting our goal by 245%!
Holiday Gift Guide
Check out the debut of our new video project- it's already gone viral!
Look out! Grandmas gone ROGUE!
BIG NEWS: The RadGram store has just restocked so all of your favorite styles are available for your holiday shopping needs. Not sure which scarf to get? Not a problem! We present to you the RadGram Holiday Gift Guide to find a radically on point gift for everyone on your list.
This week the RadGram Team has gone ROGUE! We're bringing you a new line of one-of-a-kind kooky, sassy, and as always radical scarves. Read on to learn about how the grandmas went wild.