about

“That’s a good make, mummy!” my 5 year old exclaims after we finish making him a superhero cape, building a cardboard robot or tasting a cake we’ve baked together.
…so when I was thinking of names for a social enterprise that brings people together through designing beautiful textiles, goodmakes seemed like a good name!
Working with a variety of participants including refugees, mothers, at-risk teenagers and the elderly,  goodmakes is a social enterprise that offers textile design workshops that encourage integration, place-making, community building and friendship through shared narratives that inspire the design of the fabrics. 
 
Our goodmakes textile designs convey the experiences of the workshop participants around a specific topic, creating uniquely beautiful fabrics that are produced and printed in the UK.
The fabrics are made into a range of products from shoulder bags for migrant teenagers starting a new school, wash-bags for refugees to store products in, tea-towels to gift to friends or  to cute trousers for grandchildren.
 As my son said: “Those new trousers you made for me are definitely goodmakes, mummy!”
 
 
We would love to meet you!
Come along to one of our friendly
free textile design and sewing workshops
share stories and life experiences
meet new people
make new friends
and design beautiful fabrics!
 
No previous design experience needed.

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