Made with joy in East London.
Ethical textile manufacturing that empowers long-term unemployed, yet talented womenLearn more
Knit and Natter
A community group of older women that donate all their earnings to worthy local charitiesLearn more
Ethical packaging and postage by adults with learning disabilities and autism, here in London.Learn more
Made in East London, crafted in eco-friendly jute by Ruhela to support her family
Over 93% of garment workers worldwide are paid poverty wages. Even here in the UK, thousands of garment workers are paid £3 per hour to work in unsafe conditions.
Since 2014, we’ve paid a London Living Wage to women facing barriers to work and the organisations that support them, to lift women and their families out of poverty in some of the poorest boroughs in the UK.
Fabricworks Seamstresses: masters of their craft
The expert makers we work with at Fabricworks have been trained in their craft for years, and are part of grassroots arts charity Stitches in Time, based in Tower Hamlets. They provide a London based, ethical textile manufacturing unit alongside support, training and employment for long-term unemployed women in the area.
Knit and Natter: a tight-knit community
All of our knitwear is made with practised, expert hands by older women of the Knit & Natter community group in Enfield. The women choose to donate any revenue from their knitting to worthy local causes.
Bow Sewing Centre: embroidering with impact
Mona is a machine embroiderer who embroiders all of our best selling slogan tees. She also now occasionally enlists the help of local women from her class.
She is a business woman, mother and teacher originally from Egypt who now lives in Tower Hamlets, London.
The work provided by Birdsong now accounts for 80% of Mona’s total revenue. She uses this money to reinvest in the same project- the embroidery business and sewing classes for local unemployed women and adults with disabilities.
Ethical posting & package with MailOut
All of our packing and postage is done ethically by Mail Out in Kentish Town, London. Part of Unity Works charity, Mail Out offers people with learning difficulties support with their health and wellbeing and apprenticeships in warehousing.
Made to tread lightly
Our shoes are also made locally to us in East London. Crafted in eco-friendly jute and reclaimed offcuts by Ruhela, making our shoes enables her to work flexibly while supporting her family