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Origami Pulse CIC

We are a social enterprise improving the life of disadvantaged groups through Origami. We set up our company based on our own personal experiences of how folding paper has drastically improved our mental health during difficult times. We designed our range of eco-friendly cards to help fund our Origami workshops and to reach out to more people to widen interest in this beautiful art. Our aim is to empower and enhance people’s lives, in particular, those who have been affected by ill health (physical or mental). The products are made by us and also by a peer group of Origami graduated students.
Helping disadvantaged groups in the community improve their mental wellbeing by introducing Origami into their life.
Meet Zulay

Meet Zulay

I’m Zulay and after my daughter was born, I was suffering from very poor mental health. Whilst I was in Hospital I started to fold an Origami frog. I had learned the art when I was a child, and in a short time I had a frog jumping around the table. The patients there quickly asked me to do a jumping frog for them too which I replied, ‘I will teach you how to make one’. In that instant, we shared a moment of clarity, and my passion was reignited. Angela Loveridge and I met through the British Origami Society and later met Dr. Lizzie Burns. We were all involved in teaching Origami to hospitals and to disadvantaged groups in different parts of the UK. Sharing the same passion of the benefits of Origami we then developed our project and in January 2018 we set up our social enterprise Origami Pulse CIC.

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