A welcome addition to the range of beautiful home accessories made by prisoners attending embroidery, needlepoint and upholstery workshops across the UK.
Founded in 1997 by Lady Anne Tree, Fine Cell Work aims to provide inmates at 29 prisons across the country with a nest egg, as well as the hope, discipline and self-esteem needed to escape the cycle of poverty and crime.
This month, displaying their famed craftsmanship, the social enterprise has introduced two eye-catching cushions to its extensive range.
Its charming embroidered linen pineapple cushion is available in two colourways: tropical pink and orange as well as blue and green for a cooler, more serene look.
At £135 each, the kooky piece is available to order online for delivery in early 2014.
Can’t bear to wait? Make a statement in the bedroom or boudoir, sitting room or study, with Fine Cell Work’s unique handbag cushions instead.
Inspired by the elegant purses of the Twenties and Thirties, three monochrome designs, each priced at £95, were created by textile designer Scarlet Oliver, exclusively for Fine Cell Work.
Well, as they say, you can never have too many handbags.
Both designs were received with high acclaim at Decorex International, a showcase of some of the best contemporary interior design, which ran in late September.
Be sure, then, to visit Fine Cell Work’s
at 54 Sloane Square before it closes on 13 November.
The shop also features the stylish furniture by young-persons charity
Out of the Dark. Founded by Jay and Jade Blades, this enterprising group trains and employs young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by restoring and upcycling salvaged furniture.
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So, whether you’re after cushions with a conscience or a couch with compassion, we at Livingetc think Fine Cell Work is one of the most in-vogue ways to give something back to the community and support those stitching their futures back together.