Specifically we inspire learning through:
- YouTube Tutorials in Jewelry Modeling & Mechanical Engineering. These female-focused downloads & lessons train women to use AutoDesk, SolidWorks & Rhino in a fun, inspiring environment taught by women for women, and upon completion of the tutorial we will print their piece (completed error-free! .stl file) in plastic free of charge or cast in metal at cost.
- Women-led PopUp Shop jewelry classes teaching mechanical engineering software as well as hands-on use of 3D printers (from MakerBots to Polyjet Printers), CNC milling machines, and laser cutters.
- Social media forums for the distribution of open source knowledge surrounding 3D software and 3D printing.
Through the gateway of jewelry design, we at KIRAKIRA hope to instill excitement in young women about the possibilities of a myriad of engineering based careers, from design to architecture to aerospace engineering.
Suz Somersall collaborated with Alysia Reiner and the cast of Orange is the New Black to create a locker. 100% of profits from the lock were doated to the WPA. As seen in the Wall Street Journal Cosmo, and Refinery 29.
We joined the pink initiative, donating a percentage of sales to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As seen in Brides, Health, People Style Watch, and Women's Health.
A collaboration done in conjunction with NY fashion week, we partnered with Dress for Success to raise money with our red handbag collection designed specifically for this campaign.