All About What Daisy Did
These bags are at least 90% recycled from ex Ministry of Defence military grade materials that are thick, durable and highly water resistant. They will be made in the UK from 99% locally sourced materials such as zips from the last remaining zip factory in the UK. This means that the carbon footprint of these bags is minimal. Made to last, each one will carry a 3 year warranty but is designed to last a lifetime!
They have already employed a talented seamstress, and have also teamed up with The Northampton Hope Centre, a local homeless charity with whom they are piloting a new scheme that is the first of its kind in Northampton and will offer employment to local vulnerable and homeless people. This new Lottery funded project will allow for a liaison officer to support the candidates transition into the role. Angela is their first employee through the charity, and will be given the opportunity to learn from Dawn and gain invaluable skills and experience that she can carry with her throughout the rest of her life.
A portion of each sale will also be donated directly to the Hope Centre. Their aim is to raise £12,000 in order to bulk purchase materials, guarantee the security of the project for 6 months and get production rolling from their Northampton based studio workshop. They are also looking to employ more people through the Hope Centre in the future. They are hoping they can inspire others to bring industry back to the UK.
You can pledge via their Kickstarter here.
About the Author
Daisy and Ozric are the founders of What Daisy Did. They had spent several years working in event sustainability, they travelled to India and were inspired by the place, people and their ability to utilise waste in their daily lives. Their current collections are made from factory waste and natural leather respectively and are fairly made by small communities in India. More information about these collections can be found here.