Aerende

We provide an antidote to high street homeware retailers. Our unique products are made by people who, for a variety of reasons, find it difficult to access conventional routes to employment or the craft arena. We show that conscious shopping doesn’t have to mean forgoing service or style. Our products challenge stigma and the culture of low expectation around our makers, helping to boost self-esteem and practical skills as well as providing revenue for supporting organisations.

aerende.co.uk


Brackenburn

Brackenburn does what it says on the tin. We take bracken, a nuisance crop, and turn it into a biomass fuel. Brackettes burn hotter and longer than oak, so they’re ideal for log burners and open fires in the winter and chimineas and firepits come summer. By harvesting bracken regularly, we thin the suffocating canopy and increase the bio-diversity of the land, so bluebells can flourish as can all types of wildlife and birds. Most importantly we don’t have to cut down a single tree. You can find your nearest stockist by visiting our website and entering your postcode.

brackenburn.co.uk


Cae Post

Cae Post is a recycling charity and social enterprise which provides work and volunteering opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged people in Powys and Shropshire. Our mission is to tackle disadvantage and create opportunity through environmental initiative. We provide a number of services, such as trade waste collection, business recycling, confidential shredding and recycled 3D printer filament. We also manage an online shop which sells recycled and reclaimed products. Our recycled plastic herb planters are now only £8.49 including P&P.

caepost.co.uk/shop


Changing Lives in Cheshire

Changing Lives in Cheshire is a social enterprise  that provides employment, training and development opportunities for local people as well as enabling the re-use and recycling of waste to protect the environment. At our outlets in Winsford and Warrington, Changing Lives in Cheshire also provides people on low income the opportunity to access good quality items for the home such as beds, tables & chairs, sofas, paint and white goods at low cost, as well as providing bargain finds for all shoppers. We also collect unwanted items for FREE. You can find out more on the website or call 01606 827120.

clic-changinglives.org.uk 


Fair for You

Pay in Flexible Instalments for Household Items to Suit You. It’s Quick & Easy – Apply Now & Hear from Us Within a Day. Customers can pay in flexible weekly, monthly or fortnightly instalments to suit them, and our suppliers give free delivery & recycling within 3 days for the whole kitchen range, all across the UK. We were voted Consumer Credit Champion & Best Newcomer 2017 and we're rated "Excellent" 5/5* out of 1500+ Trust pilot reviews so far. As a social enterprise, Fair for You generates revenue by providing credit that is affordable and structured to meet the modern borrowing needs of their customers.  We make an impact by helping families save money and afford essential appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators. In addition, the health of customers is improved as their financial stress is reduced, and 1/3 report their children’s health has improved as well.

fairforyou.co.uk


JOLT

JOLT is the retail brand of Designs in Mind, a studio of designer makers living with mental health challenges. We work together to make it possible to live life through the creation of high quality, ambitious and experimental art and design work. JOLT challenges the predominant culture of low expectation which surrounds our makers and challenges us all to take another look, to 'look beyond the label’. Working with your hands comes purpose... “By taking bits and pieces, and using them to make something incredibly beautiful... its transformation through action.” 100% of all sales revenue goes towards sustaining and developing the work of Designs in Mind

thisisjolt.co.uk


Recover

The Recover Team workshop supports people with alcohol/drug addiction and diagnosed mental health disorders in the post-rehab/post-treatment period to re-integrate into communities, gain employment and resume active productive life. In the supportive, creative and inspiring environment of our well-equipped workshop Members are trained and work on renovating unwanted furniture donated by the members of public. This offers vulnerable adults life-changing experience, skills, professional qualifications as well as new fulfilment and purpose.

recoverteam.co.uk/shop


Secret Projects

Secret Projects is a social business empowering women through the making and selling of foldable, charming, useful and purposeful products. Our flagship item is the Secret Pillow, a pillow that unfolds into a blanket, each handmade by women in India facing severe economic, social and cultural challenges. Other products include the Secret Sari Dress - made by women living in safe houses in urban India - the Secret Bed, and the newly launched range of Secret Clothes. Our four stage empowerment model supports women to develop their confidence and resources, making a real difference to the lives of their entire families. 

secretpillow.org.uk


Shelanu

Shelanu: Women’s Craft Collective is a developing social enterprise of migrant and refugee women producing high quality craft objects inspired by their new home, the city of Birmingham. They make jewellery and have designed a souvenir range for Birmingham. The aim of the Collective is to assist other migrant and refugee women to become more aspirational through creative development,workling towards their integration into local communities and for those communities to profit from the rich diversity of the women's experience.

craftspace.co.uk/shelanu


Studio 306

Studio 306 is an arts studio, based in Wood Green, London, where mental health recovery is aided through the creative process. Working with local disadvantaged individuals, the studio offers teaching, mentoring and access to an equipped studio space across four disciplines of ceramics, textiles, screen printing and Sterling Silver jewellery making. Members produce products on behalf of Studio 306, developing and learning new skills and boosting their confidence.

studio306.co.uk