Fine Cell Work celebrates 20th anniversary

Fine Cell Work celebrates 20th anniversary

The social enterprise that trains prisoners in creative needlework turns 20 this year with a move to larger premises in London's Battersea

Prisoners are paid for their work for Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work has produced an organic cotton teatowel to mark two decades of helping prisoners to learn a new skill, get paid for their work and so boost their sense of self worth. The charity works with prisoners around the country to produce superb quality cushion covers and other decorative items, which are available to buy online

Fine Cell Work was launched in 1997 to help train prisoners to sew and embroider, giving them a useful and creative skill they could use to find work on release. The charity runs training and rehabilitation programmes in 30 UK prisons and over recent years it's enjoyed great success as a maker of top quality cushion covers and other decorative accessories.

It's collaborated with top designers including Kit Kemp and Cath Kidston and products sell well here and abroad. The charity has grown and now needs larger premises - hence it's moving from Westminster south of the river to Battersea.

The organic cotton tea towel costs just £10

To mark its 20th anniversary Fine Cell Work has produced an organic cotton teatowel, on sale at just £10. It was designed by Jo Saunders with Cath Kidston and FCW.

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