Amazing work! Makes a lot of sense. As an immigrant from Lebanon to Canada through education, I have learned, and would love to share, a lot of tips and tricks on how to browse programs, look for awards, and get funding!
We have been looking into natural fibers and natural dyes that will be both long lasting and warm in Canada. We have the advantage of a native species called milkweed that can be found growing wildly across Canada. Milkweed is warmer than any other fiber on the planet, yet it is soft to use independently. We are looking for ways to merge it with other sustainable fibers and hopefully produce high quality super warm clothes for people of our climates.
Please note that I am aware you are already occupied in your project in Brazil. We also have a few other projects before we dive into this one. I am only sending you this so that we connect and potentially collaborate together in the near future.
Wow, I am amazed by the potential of this project. This issue of starting a conversation in public has always bugged me. Unfortunately, it is very easy for the public to go into a "judging mode" when approached by a stranger, especially if the stranger is an immigrant like myself. I would be more than happy to implement this on the streets of Montreal! In fact, I may have an idea that can come later as a future step to make this project even more widespread and easily adaptable. I would love to connect!