EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT  
OUR PURPOSE  

 

Our concept aims to empower and give hope to serving and former women prisoners to provide meaningful and aspirational careers for the fashion, retail and associated creative industries.   

 

We will do this in order to reduce re-offending, access sustainable opportunities and contribute to the economy as valued members of society.      

 

We're a social purpose venture providing personal development workshops and vocational training.  Our primary aim is to help all women who take part in our 'Inspiring Women: Inside and Outside'  programme to break free from inequality through financial independence in order to become self-sufficient and build successful lives.

To provide optimism whilst removing the stigma and discrimination associated with socially excluded and underrepresented women. We believe they should feel included and equally able to access opportunities free from stereotypes.

 

We want to restore dignity and pride as well as self-worth within the individual. Our purpose is to inspire and empower in order that individuals feel motivated to pursue careers and go on to succeed in life.  

OUR WHY?
OUR HOW?

Women released from prison are almost 3 times less likely to be employed on release than men leaving prison. 

 

Less than 1 in 20 women was in employment 6 weeks after leaving prison, compared with more than 1 in 10 men.  

UNITED NATIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS  (SDGs)

We align our values with the following Social Development Goals:

  • SDG 4  -  Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

  • SDG 5  -  Achieve gender equality and empower women and girls

  • SDG 8  -  Promote sustained, inclusive and sustained growth, full and productive employment and decent work

OUR PROGRAMME  

Our 'Inspiring Women:  Inside and Outside' programme helps women to become self-sufficient and reintegrate back into a society which, as a consequence,  leads to a reduction in reoffending.

Personal Development

Stitching Academy 

Lingerie/Swimwear Design

Retail Management

Social Media - Digital Marketing

Fashion Marketing -Fashion Business

Distance Learning for the    Fashion and Creative Industry

Business Administration and Management for Fashion

Entreprenerial Programme for Women

OUR IMPACT  
  • Gives each woman a sense of purpose, practical knowledge and self-belief to support themselves and their families. 

  • Gives participating candidates a future to gain the relevant skills, knowledge and opportunities by providing aspirational careers.

  • Gives families stability through the promise of paid work at the end of the programme.

  • Teaches former prisoners families the value of education and training.

  • Reduces re-offending rates among participants because they are able to gain paid employment after release.

  • Saves public spending on unemployment benefits, reduces justice agencies time (police, courts, probation, prisons) dealing with reoffending and reduces health and social care agencies’ time.

  • Delivers significant savings to society through a reduction in re-offending rates.

COLLOBORATION 
  • We going to partner with women’s prisons and women’s centre’s; welfare providers; resettlement and mentoring charities, together with universities and experts in the fashion, retail and creative industries.

  • Also partnering with non-profit organisations the voluntary sector and other social sector companies who offer 'through-the-gate' services. 

  • We  aim to collaborate with investors; philanthropists;  investors; public and private sector organisations; fashion retail organisations and funders from third sector organisations. 

  • As a sustainable enterprise, we are keen to talk to manufacturers and retailers of lingerie, boxer shorts, sportswear and home interior products. 

  • We are particularly keen to work with organisations who share our vision and are specifically focused on the UN Sustainable  Development Goals  (SDGs) -  SDG 8 and SDG 5 as identified above.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

WHY WE ARE

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