Dress in Protest, Challenge Poverty

Dress in Protest, Challenge Poverty

Dear Birdsong Flock,

This week, in time for the UN Day for Poverty Eradication we are joining together with several organisations to mark the first ever London Challenge Poverty Week.

Poverty restricts people’s lives in hundreds of different ways –  Over a quarter of Londoners live in poverty and it’s women, children, minority groups and disabled people who are often affected the most. Four in ten children are growing up in poverty across the capital.

It’s not right that so many of our capital’s families are being caught in the current of poverty. Low incomes, high costs, lack of decent work, and lack of access to help and services the people need are affecting thousands of local households.

At Birdsong our founding mission has always been to create meaningful, decent, Living wage work for women in Tower Hamlets – London’s poorest borough.

Boosting incomes and reducing living costs will help to turn this tide. Benefits also can help to release people from the restrictions our economy places on them – but we are concerned that as it stands Universal Credit is having the opposite effect.

We need to put this situation right so that everyone has a decent standard of living that allows them to grow and progress in their lives.

For each item in our new collection you purchase, between £25 and £40 goes directly back to our makers, or £5 for each embroidered tee. Stand with us, dress in protest. Together let’s have the optimism to fight for a better future.

We can and should do better for Londoners.

Yours faithfully,

To find out more please visit www.4in10.org.uk/news-events

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Sophie Slater

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