ARTHOUSE Unlimited is a collective of artists living with complex epilepsy and learning disabilities. The artist’s work alongside instructors to create artworks which are developed into homeware products for sale.
Their mission being to challenge perceptions and to create better acceptance and inclusion for all people living with disabilities.
Beacons Creative is a unique social firm producing candles and related products whilst providing employment opportunities for people with learning difficulties and those furthest from the workforce.
The Company's objective is to develop sales, create new products and ultimately provide employment opportunities within a safe and caring environment, and transform this day care service into a successful and profitable business.
Bee Green Wraps
I'm always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste that we create at home. I don't like the amount of single-use plastic we go through. About eighteen months ago I stumbled across beeswax food wrap, the natural, organic and compostable alternative to clingfilm and aluminium tin foil wrapping.
With a passion for natural remedies, traditional craftsmanship and linen, Lo Blästa puts ethics at the very forefront of what they do by working with sustainable linen flax and Cotswold wheat to create self-care products that provide relaxation, natural pain relief and everyday comfort.
Blästa Henriët products have been beautifully handcrafted in the UK and come in eco-friendly packaging material.
Camphill Village Trust
The Camphill Village Trust provides a home within a supportive community environment for people living with a range of different disabilities.
Within the nine different communities across the UK, Camphill Village Trust aims for their residents to build confidence, feel valued and to gain independence through employment within the development of craft skills.
Ethos is a magazine for and about people who embrace new and innovative ways of doing business. Covering stories about the most progressive business leaders, their teams, ethos and ideas to give you a unique insight into how they’re changing how business is done.
Hackney Herbal is a social enterprise promoting well-being and healthy minds through herbs and nature-based activities. All profits made go towards their partnership work with Hackney-based mental health charities - The Centre for Better Health and City and Hackney Mind.
Partnering with Indigenous cause leaderships and projects developing non-profit trade posts and market placement it uses social entrepreneurship to reignite indigenous heritage, uplifting cultural values and building sustainable opportunities.
Kleensoaps is a small soap company that believes in taking a natural and planet kind approach to skincare.
Based in Kent, Kleensoaps was founded when owner Jutta could not find a soap-on-a-rope that was affordable and sustainable with natural ingredients.
Kleensoaps has redefined the classic idea of soap-on-a-rope to give you a long-lasting, waste-free product.
Natalie Fee is an award-winning environmentalist, author, speaker and founder of City to Sea, a UK-based organisation running campaigns to stop plastic pollution at source. Her new book, best-seller, How to Save the World for Free, is out now.
Nauseni was founded in response to the Nepal Earthquake of 2015 with the mission to empower and help women rebuild their lives in the wake of the Nepalese earthquake by providing skill development and income generating opportunities through the making of these handcrafted 100% natural wool slippers.
Parkwood Pottery is a self-funding project within Parkwood Centre in Alfreton, a Derbyshire County Council centre for adults with learning disabilities.
Since 2007, their ethos has been celebrating and developing the skills of their team of potters, both individually and as a successful small business.
PF Candle Co
P.F. Candle Co. is an independent fragrance company based in Los Angeles, owned and operated by wife-and-husband team Kristen and Thomas. We love how they donate a portion of their profits to local and national charities. Such as the Regional Food Bank, The National Resources Defence Council, and the Downtown Women’s Centre. Supporting environmental advocacy, ending homelessness, empowering women, and fighting hunger.
Poetry In Wood
Poetry in Wood is a creative space for people living with learning disabilities.
Through training and employment opportunities within woodcraft, Poetry in Wood helps promote independence and empowerment and ultimately helps their participants to contribute and participate in the wider community.
Prisoners are 50% more likely to re-offend if they leave prison without skills and a job.
Social enterprise Redemption Roasters are here to prevent this through roasting their delicious coffee beans at Aylesbury Prison, where they train young offenders in roasting, brewing and barista skills and ultimately helping find future employment opportunities for young offenders on release.
Scottish woodcraft GB
I am Mark the founder of ScottishwoodcraftGB and take immense pleasure in producing wood craft.
Unfortunately I have suffered from mental health problems in my past and have spent a significant amount of time recovering in hospital. However through time I have learned ways of staying mentally well. What I have found important is having a good life balance with work and life. Turning my job into something that is a joy to do is a sure method to success. I also love to climb, cycle and keep fit and focus on rebuilding my future.
Studio 306 specialises in designing ceramics, jewellery, sewing craft and screen printed products.
The aim of the studio is to empower disadvantaged local individuals by offering a creative space for those who are recovering from mental illness. Here they can rediscover forgotten skills, develop new ones and boost their confidence within a working environment.
The Soap Co
The Soap Co is a social enterprise specialising in hand made luxury body care products, with all of their income channeled into serving their social purpose - to provide jobs, training and opportunities for people who are visually impaired, have disabilities or are otherwise disadvantaged.
The Soap Co employ over 100 people - 80% of whom are living with life challenges. Through the sale of their products they are able to create over 10,000 days of employment and aim to generate over 60 new jobs per year.
Turtle Bags was founded in 2001 when plastic bags were still spilling off the end of our supermarket tills. Their aim is to raise awareness of the hazards of plastic bags and sell alternatives.
Turtle Bags work with The Women’s Empowerment Group, based in Dhaka, to help support marginalised and rural communities by providing inspirational support and training for women across Bangladesh.
Founded by trio Hayley, Daisy and Mark, Wedgie is an incredible incentive scheme based in Sri Lanka, with a mission to empower men and women in rural areas of the country.
Where they deliver unpainted doorstops to employees’ houses, along with paints, brushes and tools and once painted and completed, the Wedgies are paid for on collection. This allows people in rural communities the convenience of earning an income whilst going about their daily routines.