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The Story Store will be an online shop offering extraordinary books and textiles. Every product comes with a story which is tightly connected to its designer or inventor. That's how we transport the stories of talented activists through the world to connect people. 10% of the profit will be used for intercultural projects of MasterPeace Wiesbaden. The Story Store is led by locals and refugees.
10,229 €
Michael Schmidt
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About this project

Funding period 4/9/18 10:27 AM - 5/9/18 11:59 PM
Realisation June 2018
Start level 10,000 €

With this amount we can open the online store, buy the necessary equipment, pay experts, and create the first products.

Category Social Business
City Wiesbaden

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What is this project all about?

Albert Einstein said: ”Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
Then how do we understand each other better? By telling our stories and by listening to the stories of others!
With our online store we want to move stories from around the world. We will sell fairly traded products in the name of the story of their inventors.
Our goal is for every product – may it be a book or a t-shirt or pullover – to carry a story into the hearts of the buyers.

Our goals are:
- Fair Trade
- Working together, strengthen community
- Creating income opportunities
- Spotlight talents
- Enable self-dependence
- Overcome mental limits (of separateness)

The first 3 shop products:
1. The book 'Why we are here - Travel Stories from our world' (German edition) This anthology derives from a community project of locals and refugees in and around Wiesbaden, Germany..
2. Unity Bag: A shopping bag, idea by Moses Obanda, talented photographer and peace activist from Kenia.
3. MasterPeace Wiesbaden Gym Bag. Carry Peace with you!

What is the project goal and who is the project for?

Customers of The Story Store love stories. They do not only want to purchase a beautiful product, but also have an impact on creating a fairer world. They want to know and experience the story behind products and their producers..

The Story Store gives talented activists a stage to share their ideas.

We connect inventors/ designers/ storytellers and buyers.
We beautify our world with sustainable products.

Why would you support this project?

- You'll get beautiful, extraordinary products with a story worth telling.
- You contribute to sustainability and fair trade, therewith making the world a little better.
- We establish spaces where locals and refugees meet and work creatively together. That's how we reduce prejudices and limitations of the mind.
Become a part of this mission!

How will we use the money if the project is successfully funded? 

With 10.000€ we can establish the online shop, create and market our first products.
The money will be used as follows:
1500€ business consultancy, office management, rent
2000€ für Mac Book and printer
3000€ designer fees
3500€ marketing and product creation

With 30.000€ we could pay additional fees and start out with a larger product line.

Who are the people behind the project?

Kristine Tauch is an educationalist (university diploma) and a solo entrepreneur since 2006. With her company 'integra lernwerkstatt' she offers workshops in the field of creative writing, storytelling, film education and social work.
Bledion Vladi migrated with his family from Albania to Germany in 2015. He is just doing his IB Diploma, heading towards studying marketing.
Bledion and Kristine founded MasterPeace Wiesbaden, a community of locals and refugees, working on creative intercultural projects.

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With over 40 Clubs around the world MasterPeace is the fastest growing global peace movement. Motto: Music above Fighting Dialogue above Judgement Creation above Destruction Bread above Bombs

Heinrich Lauck GmbH

This family owned business in Flörsheim (20 minutes from Wiesbaden) is known for a long tradition of printing books and brochures. They are certified in sustainable forest management.

Image Druck & Stick

Image Textile Print cares about sustainability in customer relations as much as in the selection of materials. The company is just 10 minutes drive from our location in Wiesbaden.

The Story Store

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