We live in fantastic communities but sometimes they just need a little help. Our work enables great things to happen and over the years we have helped create and work, on some brilliant community projects. We have found that poverty is very often a barrier to inclusion so we try to create events that involve no cost to participate. These have included prize winning carnival costume workshops, a Share Fair - market with no money - where we fed over 600 people and provided free books, clothing and entertainment ( The Share Fair we held in Bodmin 2017www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjZeoG2ENHo )a fashion show where 46 children wore 52 garments that we made for them and walked the catwalk infront of 211 people, a mile of bunting where we worked with guides, brownies and lined the village carnival route with bunting amongst so many other projects and events we have been involved in.
Our future aims are to continue working with textiles in ways that bring the community together in bigger and better ways. More workshops for all abilities that are both mindfull and uplifting, like making bags that will be used for essential items for those in real need and through agencies we able to help offer that little bit of dignity back. The social Monday meet ups that have naturally occurred and have given the chance for those suffering from isolation to come together at least once a week and to be with like minded people. The demand from community groups to us is for fashion shows and workshops from all ages. The festivals we have taking part in this year where we made fantastic sales and offered free repair services and workshops have been a huge hit with our volunteers and staff so we will be going back to them with fresh ideas and increased workshops and we want to be involved in more all year markets and after a very successful pop up street market help in Bodmin, the demand from both the youth traders and public who attended made it a fantastic event that needs to be repeated. And then swishing , our recent swishing events will continue through Bodmin, Par and Truro as we find it a brilliant way to bring people together, it gives space for volunteers to join in the fun and the amounts that have potentially been diverted from landfill is amazing and averaging nearly 500kg per event. These are the thing we will try to continue, those things that have been community led, through demand and through people coming and asking to be part of this.
Using beautiful designs, fabulous textiles and such talented people we can now bring to you unique products that help build sustainable communities and gives back a little hope for all involved.
Our Eco Products come with massive Social Benefits.
Cornwall is a fantastic place but scratch the surface and cracks appear.
This year, 17 areas of real deprivation were identified in Cornwall, making those areas among the poorest 10% in the UK.
We live in one of those identified areas and work out of another so we really know, and feel, the effects of poverty in Cornwall and this is why its personal for us.
We know we can make a difference as our work has shown this and so far we have achieved great results.
We can do more, and we will do more, but we might need a little help from time to time.
You can help out quite easily.
We are lucky as we are involved with some fantastic people.
Some of them include ;-