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Face-to-Face: Paraiso Live with Amahlia Stevens, founder of Vitamin A Swim

Face-to-Face: Paraiso Live with Amahlia Stevens, founder of Vitamin A Swim

Amahlia Stevens, founder of Vitamin A Swim and Gabriella Smith, founder of UpCycle Foundation. When we started our Instagram Live through Paraiso Miami Beach's page yesterday with Amahlia Stevens, the founder of Vitamin A, the first thing we noticed is the wonderful and calm energy she radiates with. At their school, Amahlia’s children are taught  the importance of daily rhythm, the way to stay organized and focused throughout the day, something she personally finds very important.  “I’m seeing how helpful it is for adults as well.,” she added at the beginning of the interview.The talk was led by Gabriella Smith,...

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#WRECares 1 Mask 1 World

#WRECares 1 Mask 1 World

World Red Eye Benefitting UpCycle Foundation Make Masks • Donate Masks • Save Lives For every $3 you give on our GoFundMe page we will donate 1 mask to our Health Heroes! Our goal is to donate 10,000 masks! One hundred percent of your contribution helps support #WRECares network of seamstresses and their materials used to make masks so we can help save lives. Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/WRECaresxUpcycleFoundation About #WRECares:In response to COVID-19, World Red Eye launched #WRECares on March 23, 2020. World Red Eye has transitioned its website WorldRedEye.com into an informative hub for the Miami community to share updates and resources...

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UpCycle Foundation X Unedited XYZ

UpCycle Foundation X Unedited XYZ

In response to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, we have joined likeminded brand Unedited XYZ on the commitment to help our community. Unedited XYZ is a Miami local brand that crafts gender neutral hand-made clothes that are all one-of-a-kind and made from upcycled materials. In response to COVID-19 they have created the awesome "Social Distancing Expert" t-shirt to help us get through this rough patch with a little humor and helping the ones in need.  For every "Social Distancing Expert" t-shirt sold we will donate one mask on your name to this a first responder. The t-shirt is available in black, white, and gray and can be bought at...

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A Thank You Note To Our Supporters

A Thank You Note To Our Supporters

We are so grateful for the all the incredible support we have been receiving from the media, influencers, our partners, seamstresses, and people donating face masks to first responders and essential workers! Every mask counts, so we would like to thank each one of you for helping us make this project successful! Here we highlight some of you: WWD Harper's Bazaar US Weekly Fashion Week Online NBC 6 South Florida El Nuevo Herald MSN Yahoo! News Time Out AméricaTevé América Digital Noticias Mujer Balance Fort Lauderdale Daily Narcity America Digital Noticias To continue to help us purchase a mask for a first responder click...

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UpCycle Foundation X Paraiso

UpCycle Foundation X Paraiso

In the art market, Covid-19 has had the most immediate effect on emerging artists. Up-and-coming artists, who, even before the pandemic, were making very modest incomes, are now left without commercial outlets for their work, as many galleries, auction houses, and art fairs have shut down.  UpCycle Foundation and Paraiso Miami Beach partner up once more to foster a sense of solidarity within the art and fashion community by supporting selected works that promote “feel good” initiatives and connect people despite absence of public gatherings.               Dejan Despotovich is a Serbian artist and fashion designer based in Miami. His melancholic yet dark...

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