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Fine Cell Work - Ian Mankin Supports British Social Enterprise

Fine Cell Work - Ian Mankin Supports British Social Enterprise

We are delighted to support Fine Cell Work, a charity that crafts beautiful handmade cushions, accessories and gifts in British prisons by donating fabric to them for their projects.

Fine Cell Work enables prisoners to build fulfilling and crime-free lives by teaching them high quality, skilled, creative needlework in the long hours spent in their cells to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem. Prisoners spend on average 24 hours a week crafting finely embroidered cushions, patchwork quilts, a range of contemporary bags and giftware in their cells.

The aim of the charity is to allow prisoners to finish their sentences with work skills; money earned and saved, as well as allow them to gain a sense of connection to the world outside of prison to encourage them to lead independent, crime free lives.

Experienced volunteers and staff teach the prisoners to work in their cells and in prison workshops. Giving them the opportunity to work independently enables prisoners to regain control of their lives and allows them to maintain dignity. The sale of their work gives prisoners the chance to reconnect with the outside world and provides them with funds, allowing them to send money to their families or save for their release. Once prisoners have completed their sentence, Fine Cell Work provide training and support at their London workshop, such as work experience, formal training and employment. They also have the facilities at their Clothworkers Studio to provide apprentices with the opportunity to complete textile qualifications; work with an employment mentor; gain employment support; learn insights into product manufacture and design, as well as manage stock and sales.

Fine Cell Work products using Ian Mankin fabric

Ian Mankin are very excited to announce that Fine Cell Work have recently used our classic Wicket Stripe Indigo fabric to create their new range of luxurious men’s travel accessories; a travel shirt bag and show bag, perfect for any overnight getaway.

To say thank you for our commitment to supporting this wonderful charity, Fine Cell Work are offering Ian Mankin customers an exclusive 15% OFF any products purchased on their website.

Simply use the code MANKIN at their checkout before the end of July to claim your discount.

Explore the Fine Cell Work range here.

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