Who I Am Is…
My name is DanDann, and I will be your guide and curator. I am a second-generation Jamaican-American, social entrepreneur, traveling multidisciplinary artist and the woman behind DanDannDesigns. I have a great passion for learning about other cultures, languages, beliefs and artistic forms of expression. Whenever I encounter something that I find interesting, my first instinct is to share it as widely as possible so that people have the opportunity to participate in my discoveries. These projects serve as a vehicle through which I can actually begin to share my experiences with you. The visual engagement of the artist videos allow viewers to meet the incredible people I find while the tangibility of the Terra Trunks represent a tangible connection, allowing you to be immersed in the world that I am visiting each time you unbox the textures, tastes, scents, sounds and sights tucked into each Terra Trunk.
A portion of the proceeds from each project, will go toward supporting an organization (Non-profit, NGO, Fair Trade Organization, Sustainability Endeavor) that is striving to help people around the world explore their creative selves. For the first project, I have chosen to use 10% of the funding to support Local Women’s Handicrafts (http://www.lwhnepal.com), a fair trade organization based in Nepal that seeks to train and employ local women in a variety of artistic skills, including design, sewing, weaving, embroidery, knitting, jewelry making, pattern work and more. Based in Nepal, they are still recovering from the large-scale fatal flooding that recently affected their region. The proceeds from our endeavor will serve to help them rebuild their facilities and continue serving the local community.