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David Tovey 2nd Girl Organic Sweatshirt Black

• 100% Organic Cotton
• Designed by ex-homeless artist David Tovey
• 10% goes to Pilion Trust
• Ethically produced by Fairwear Foundation Certified Manufacturer

More about David Tovey
On October 21st 2013, in a London park, David Tovey decided to take his own life. Cancer, HIV, cardiac arrests and a stroke were just some of the extreme difficulties that David had recently faced. Having successfully run the kitchen of his own central London gastropub, David now found himself homeless and seemingly with no hope.
A passing park attendant, named Gavin, snatched a syringe loaded with a lethal dose from David’s hands, sat and talked with him and contacted homeless charity and shelter, The Pilion Trust. This event would prove to be the turning point in David’s life.
In the years since, David has found his own home, his health has improved and his artistic talents and charity work have attracted the attention and admiration of the London community. Amongst David’s many achievements he has been made artist in residence at Diorama Arts Centre in Euston, where he organised and hosted the first One Festival of Homeless Arts.

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We create social impact through creativity and collaboration.
Hopeful Traders is a social arts project and clothing brand. Hopeful Traders collaborate with individuals who been affected by homelessness or mental illness. These collaborations become clothing designs that are then produced and sold by the brand. Profits from the sales of our clothing are shared with the individual collaborators and a charity that they wish to support. Hopeful Traders is an ethical brand that not only produces its products to a high standard of quality but also sources its materials responsibly.
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