Here’s the Spitalfields team’s thoughts on their chosen charity and the specific character of the area that inspired their cloth.
‘The area around Spitalfields is a lively gem of the East End. It’s home to many creatives, and a large culturally diverse community. A feature of which is the famous Brick Lane with its many curry houses, street art, quirky boutiques, bars and restaurants, and a rich historical undercurrent. This area has not escaped the perpetual change of London. The Victorian cobbled streets that surround the market where the notorious Jack the Ripper claimed his victims are now lined with eateries and bars, all buzzing with life.’
‘We chose to support Breadwinners as they do amazing work to support refugees here in the UK. With locations at farmers’ markets across London and Brighton, their employment programmes give refugees employment, training, and mentoring to help equip participants with the transferrable skills and confidence they need to thrive in their new communities.
Supporting refugees and asylum seekers through employment selling artisan bread and baked goods; it’s a really creative scheme that has such an incredible impact for so many young people and stays true to the character of Spitalfields.’