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Mini Stitches

Mini Stitches is a unique brand that’s having a big impact. Charity Stitches in Time brings our diverse East London community together in the collective making of this contemporary children’s wear brand. Mini Stitches empowers women, whilst creating fantastic kids clothing. We are pioneering new ways of working in the fashion industry, providing free training in garment production for women out of work, along with a space to meet, learn and create together.
Offering marginalised women an opportunity to learn how to sew, receive support and make friends from the local community.
Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers

Mini Stitches is centred around two pillars: community and female empowerment. Designed and made at East London Charity, Stitches in Time, collections are made entirely by women involved in the charity and training programme. Tower Hamlets is an area of high deprivation, with 75% of women in the Bangladeshi community facing unemployment.

Many local women are prevented from finding work due to barriers including English not being their first language and a lack of educational qualifications and employment experience. We are addressing these issues through our work.

We also offer a free training programme to local unemployed women; providing industry standard training in garment manufacture, English classes, one-to-one support, mentoring, I.T. support and work experience. The classes are confidence building, combat social isolation, a chance to practice English and an opportunity to work collaboratively towards common goals; all of which ultimately progress women towards employment.

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Supporting the Makers (icon)

SUPPORTING THE MAKERS

Our suppliers create opportunities for disadvantaged people

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PROTECTING THE PLANET

Our products are sourced with sustainability in mind

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A HAND UP, NOT HAND OUT

We’re striving to dismantle poverty through social trading