I’m Jackie Ruddock and I love The Social Studio.
In July 2011 I finished my 365-day What Ken Be Done project, which raised over $25,000 for The Social Studio in Melbourne. See it here: www.goodfashionforgood.com. This project worked because so many people supported the idea and came along for the 1980s-Ken-Done-fashion ride.
The thing is, once I started, I just couldn’t stop. So I decided Sydney needed The Social Studio too. In 2012 I’m now working to set up this fashion house and café in greater Sydney. Join me, and hear all about what it takes to start up a social enterprise locally. It’s going to take a team of supporters to make this work.
Why ShowTellShare? Do you remember ‘Show and Tell’ from primary school? The genius idea behind it is that we all learn when people explain to each other why something is important to them. Turns out, sharing is fun too.
I’ve learnt I like to share what I’m wearing, and what I’m doing. Most days, I’ll post up a picture and ShowTellShare with you what’s going on in my life. Right now most of my world is wanting to set up The Social Studio in Sydney. Why? Because The Social Studio combines *good fashion* and *doing good*. That’s a winning combination in my book.
You can be part of this blog too. I’d love it! Make comments, share ideas, get involved or send me in your own photos wearing The Social Studio clothing or other ethical fashion. Stay tuned and we’ll also let you know when we’re looking for help, or wanting to get word out about next step in getting The Social Studio to Sydney.
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow me on Twitter @JGRuddock
- Join our ShowTellShare Facebook page
- Join The Social Studio Facebook page
Why me? I was born in South Africa and migrated to Australia in 1981. Moving to Australia afforded me with so many opportunities. I want to work to make sure everyone in this country has the chance to be the best they can be… So far, I’ve worked for over 10 years in the charity sector, and I’m not done yet. ShowTellShare continues my passion of doing good in a fashion.
To see my full professional biography go here: The Sydney Outfit, Jackie Ruddock