Nilima completed an MFA in documentary film and video at Stanford, and played all major roles in the films to the right (directing, shooting, editing), except for the Telling my Story trailer, which she edited only. Current, longer movies can be previewed here and here.
Solid Threads, an original t-shirt brand specializing in vintage-inspired, clever and fun shirts, wanted to apply its aesthetic to support NGOs -- making fundraising fun! Splice Cream helped Solid Threads launch "Solidaritees" by developing these design inspirations, forging partnerships and heading up marketing and outreach -- more to come.
With the support of a Fulbright Fellowship, Nilima spent a year in India, filming and teaching at a cross-cultural home/school for 35 children. Here is an article from The Vermont Quarterly which describes the project more.
In a former iteration, we ran a startup, Chalo, INC., where we created the Reward Volunteers iPhone app and web-widget in collaboration with Cabot Creamery. Cabot later bought Reward Volunteers, and we work with them to administer it.
Clothes for those who love VT.
Original, word-play based designs that celebrate VT. Digs is slang for clothes and of course to "dig" is to love... we hope you love our clothes, available here, with more designs coming soon.
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?
The shirts on this page were conceptualized by Splice Cream for Solid Threads. 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. (Clicking on the image will send you to Solid Threads, where the shirts can be purchased).
An overview of Nilima Abrams' early attempts at social entrepreneurship, documentary filmmaking and cause-marketing.