Lumetta Announces Social Service Alliance with Award Winning Non-Profit DownCity DesignOctober 2021

Lumetta is pleased to announce a new social service alliance with DownCity Design, a non-profit community design studio located in Providence, RI.

DownCity Design offers free after-school, in-school, and summer programs for youth K-12. Their 18 free youth programs engage 450 underserved teens annually in teaching the design process and offering an introduction to design fields including architecture, graphic design, product design, and construction/fabrication. The studio has transformed the lives of over 2200 youth who have participated in their programs.

Lumetta donated a significant amount of recycled PET fiber Designer Board Felt to the design studio to be repurposed in their free Fashion Design programs–where students learn or get better at hand sewing, machine sewing and fashion illustration. The contribution helps lower program expenses and allows the agency to save essential funds for future projects.

There is a considerable need for premium supplies for the up-and-coming artists and the timely donation of felt material helps ensure that the designers will have what they need to do their best work. “We are deeply privileged to partner with DownCity Design. They have accomplished so much, and we are grateful for the leadership and skills they bring to Providence’s community of underserved youth,” said Bowen Wheatley, Design Lead.

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