This year our chosen charity is the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven located in the grounds of the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.
Just as reflected in their slogan, “Everybody Knows Somebody,” we can all name a friend or relative that has experienced breast related health issues. Coping with the emotional as well as physical affects of breast cancer can be overwhelming. By offering clinical services, support and assistance the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven reaches out to so many men and women with their breast care needs. They go beyond the existing provisions of the NHS to help with both the practicalities and emotional strains experienced.
The digital print process can often result in lengths of fabric being wasted. For example: ends of rolls that don’t quite fulfill a customer’s full order. What a waste! To cut down on this we have created a number of files of various sizes that can just squeeze into those odd lengths of fabric at the end of an order. Not only are we avoiding waste but we are also supporting a worthwhile charity.
We tasked Sophie Jenkins, our Merchandising Production Manager to design a bespoke scarf and bag for the charity. We think she has done an amazing job. Sophie studied a BA Hons in Textile and Surface Pattern at Swansea University before developing her designs working with both Holly Fulton in London and then Tom Cody in New York. We were delighted that she was willing to create this design for the WBUH.
The colours of the charity and the slogan have naturally influenced the layout of the designs. The contemporary floral pattern that wraps around the slogan is fresh and simplictic in its structure – an amazing designer image to reflect the ethos of the charity. Printed onto 100% silk, these scarves are a luxury accessory, available in different sizes for both women and men.
Just as the scarves used up our silk fabrics, we then needed a use for our excess cottons. By tweaking the design, Sophie was able to create a stylish tote bag. Again this has created a vibrant, joyful accessory making it such a pleasure to use.
If you would like to get hold of any of these designer scarves or bags and support the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven then please get in touch with the charity direct on 01905 733 786 or email email@example.com.
Large Scarves: 100cm x 100cm 100% silk : £45
Small Scarves: 65cm x 65cm 100% silk : £35
Pocket Squares: 35cm x 35cm 100% silk : £10
Tote Bags : £10
Tea Towels : £10
These products are also available at many of the charity’s stands and fundraising events across Worcestershire. Check their website for more details.