From now on, DaWanda -the online marketplace for handmade products and individual styles- will offer exclusive collection pieces and limited special editions from Designers Against Aids (DAA).
As a special highlight, DaWanda will offer a limited number of handmade cell phone accessories from star designer Bernhard Willhelm, electro-pop singer Peaches, eco-designer Noir, the chart-breakers Scissor Sisters and graffiti legend André, aka Monsieur A. Painting, pasting, sewing and crocheting, the artists have created individual items from the heart, and all proceeds will go to DAA to support its fight against Aids. The products include a cell phone fishnet charm by Bernhard Willhelm, which alludes to its German origins, and a metallic cell phone pouch by Peaches, whose beaver decoration symbolizes her home country of Canada.
DaWanda is a European marketplace for individual lifestyles. The portal www.dawanda.com, which was launched in December 2006 for designers, craftspeople and other members of the creative community, offers a selection of over 25,000 handmade products from more than 3,500 vendors. Customers desiring even more individuality can personalize select products in the DaWanda Style Lab, designing their own unique creations.
Designers Against Aids is a project established by the non-profit organization Beauty Without Irony to draw the attention of the international media and general public to the topic of Aids.
Net proceeds from the sale of the collection pieces will be used for projects that increase awareness of HIV/Aids among young people in industrialized countries.