Since meeting the subjects of Bhajan and Bhojan in 2005, it has been Nilima's goal to return to India and make a documentary about them. Toward that end, Nilima completed an MFA in documentary film and video at Stanford. Three of the films on this page are student pieces.
Solid Threads, an original t-shirt brand specializing in vintage-inspired, clever and fun shirts, wanted to apply its aesthetic to support NGOs, balancing the given issue with mainstream design appeal -- in other words, making fundraising fun!
Splice Cream helped Solid Threads launch Solidaritees by developing design inspirations, forging partnerships and heading up marketing and outreach for the first designs, which support medical care and animal welfare. More designs on the way!
Click the images above to purchase shirts online. They are also available for sale wholesale, which can be resold by stores or organizations for their own fundraising purchases. Email Sales@solidthreads.com for wholesale inquiries.
Nilima recently returned from a year in India, filming and teaching at a cross-cultural home/school for 35 children. The project, supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, will yield two films, The Tent Village (made in collaboration with her older students) and Bhajan and Bhojan (working title).
How can depression and obesity amongst the "haves" be rising, while hunger and disease are equally rampant? Saturated with material goods and information, we feel overwhelmed and disconnected. Despite intentions to be healthy, help others or be "green", real change often feels futile —why not eat one more cookie? What’s biking to work or picking up trash really going to achieve?
This is a compilation of some "completed" writing from Nilima Abrams. It's a sample of blogs/op-eds and academic writing. For samples of copy writing, grants, or other business-related material, please contact us.
Why are there so many rewards programs for spending but not for giving? Reward Volunteers provides tangible incentives, positive social support and motivational tracking to donors and volunteers. Helping already feels good, these programs solidify and multiply that often-fleeting feeling. To read more about why helping yourself and helping others are mutually intertwined, check out this blog post.
The shirts on this page were conceptualized by Splice Cream for Solid Threads. They are freshly printed and will be available online soon, with more in the works. Most of the t-shirts are available in both men and women's styles and are being sold in stores nationally as well as online. Click on the image to see the next one).
Nilima recently returned from a year in India, filming and teaching at a cross-cultural home/school for 35 children. The project, supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, will yield two films, The Tent Village, and Bhajan and Bhojan (working title).
An overview of Nilima Abrams' early attempts at social entrepreneurship, documentary filmmaking and cause-marketing.