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SE STOREHOUSE CHRISTMAS

FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2015

SE STOREHOUSE CHRISTMAS POP UP SHOP 

Taking a cue from Frida Castro and the new bond movie Spectre, SE Storehouse has created a range of hand-made wash and cosmetic bags. Each one is covered in bright blue, orange or red printed fabric featuring rows of decorated skulls and the faces of Mexican artist Frida Castro.

Other designs feature the iconic pop art of Roy Lichtenstein. These are just some of the fabulous designs that will be on sale at SE Storehouse, a social enterprise specialising in selling up cycled furniture and handmade gifts, accessories and homeware. What's more is that the bags have been made by inmates at HMP Holloway women's prison as part of a unique partnership between Storehouse, the London jail and London College of Fashion.

The aim is to equip the women with skills and work experience in fashion merchandise to help them find jobs on their return to the community.SE Storehouse will unveil the limited edition of bags at their Christmas pop-up shop opening on 13th November at Peckham High Street, South London. The store, near the iconic Peckham Library forecourt, will also feature a range of upholstered furniture and hand-crafted homeware, accessories and toys.

All profits made will be invested back into work of Pecan a charity that promotes social inclusion and employability. SE Storehouse does this by offering job seekers the chance to learn skills in upcycling furniture at their dedicated workshop.

The pop-up store is the brainchild of Tessa Evelegh, who is herself an established interior stylist, food writer and author of best-selling sewing books.Tessa says: "We're delighted to have on board the ladies of Holloway and London College of Fashion so that we can showcase their work. Having visited the prison myself, I am amazed at the quality of workmanship and dedication to the task to hand. We at Storehouse hope that this partnership will prove to be a starting point for the women in pursuing work in fashion and textiles."

Storehouse will also be selling a range of limited edition tote bags made from original coffee sacks sourced from the ports of the finest coffee producers such as Brazil and Kenya.

"If you're weary of high-street sameness, then you're sure to find something different at Storehouse, whether that's a chair, tea-towel or a soft toy. We hand-pick pre-loved heritage pieces, then give them a new lease of life in a way that honours the past, often with a witty edge."

OPENS: Friday 13th November 2015

LOCATION: Peckham High Street, South London

 

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