Making for Change Fashion Production
Making for Change runs an industrial workshop, offering high quality commercial production services, and providing Making for Change graduates with employment opportunities.
Making for Change is a fully-equipped workshop that produces to an industry standard across a wide range of products including daywear, accessories and homeware.
Established by the Ministry of Justice and London College of Fashion, UAL in 2014, Making for Change started in a women’s prison. The project aimed to increase well-being and reduce reoffending rates by equipping participants with professional skills and qualifications within a supportive environment. The programme is still operating in HMP Downview.
Making for Change is expanding to a purpose-built design and manufacturing hub at Poplar Works. The Making for Change hub will offer professional production services as well as training programmes. The production programme will offer work experience and potential employment opportunities to graduates of the training programmes.
Making for Change’s Fashion Production is a sustainable manufacturing enterprise working across two sites: Poplar Works and HMP Downview. The Unit in the prison will focus on the manufacture of smaller orders, working with customers to co-create products and develop pieces collaboratively. Meanwhile, Poplar Works will employ machinists, who have graduated from the training programme, to deliver large-scale orders, which will generate income for reinvestment in the project, increasing its long-term sustainability.
Making for Change is a fully-equipped workshop that produces units to an industry standard across a wide range of products including daywear, accessories and homeware.
Past and present clients include Bethany Williams, Ally Capellino and Savage is Salvation. If you are interested in placing an order with Making for Change and supporting our socially motivated enterprise, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.Work with Making for Change