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Meet the Material Good Studio Pals!

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Material Good Studio Pals

As a holiday gift to her workers, Lauren gave each member of the Material Good team a wind up toy.  These toys are our Studio Pals and they enjoy lending a hand making Little Shirleys whenever they can. Stay tuned for more episodes of their shenanigans!

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Little Shirleys inspire students at Pratt Fine Arts Center!

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Little Shirley's Inspire Students

Hi Little Shirley friends! Two weeks ago we had a really special event at Pratt Fine Art Institute, and Hanna (one of the awesome MG employees) is going to tell you all about it. First off, let me paint the picture… Saturday morning, 20 students, ages 5-10, unglazed Shirley vases, and lots of imagination! “Ever since becoming a part of the Material Good team, I’ve felt inspired to share the message and process behind Little Shirley vases. As an art instructor for kids, I wanted bring these special vases into the classroom. Since the meaning and intent behind Material Good is so special, being that Little Shirley vases are created in dedication to Lauren’s grandmother Shirley, it seemed appropriate to include a relevant prompt to the students. The primary objectives of this lesson were to give Seattle youth an opportunity to discover the process behind the production of these locally made ceramic vases, and to each have a chance to glaze their own Little Shirley vase in dedication to someone special to them. On a Saturday morning, Lauren joined me at Pratt Fine Arts Center where she shared the Little Shirley story with the students, giving students insight on how

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Little Shirley on a bike?!?

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Little Shirley on a Bike

To kickoff our new Little Shirley Shares blog we’d love to tell you a little bit about our March partnership with Obliteride. As you may know, each month Material Good shines a spotlight on a different health or arts-related cause. Ten percent of the proceeds from all sales of the specific colored vase will be donated to that organization. Product tags for that color will reflect the partnership, as will signage at retail locations and a social media campaign. This month we are partnering with Obliteride, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s new community-wide effort to accelerate its lifesaving cancer research. A portion of proceeds from Neon Little Shirley will be devoted to the new fundraising effort, which culminates in a series of bike rides this August. We are even planning a Material Good Obliteride team! “I started Material Good as a way to honor my grandmother Shirley who died of cancer, so this partnership with Obliteride is especially important to me,” explains Material Good Founder Lauren Burman. “Like Little Shirleys, Obliteride is a unique way to raise money for research and we look forward to helping Fred Hutch through the sales of Neon.” “Our goal is to raise $2.5 million

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