About our businessThe Sewing Rooms social enterprise is a business that trades to tackle social problems. Our goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we work with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. We do this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes soft furnishings, accessories and bespoke upholstery for private and corporate clients.
We exist to make a difference to the communities where we work, and while we earn money through trade just like a normal business, what we do with that profit makes all the difference.
We do business by putting people and the planet first. We reinvest the money that our business makes into the communities around us. We don’t have shareholders, and we can’t sell out to big business, which means that we are able to focus solely on what we do best – using our skills to make our communities better places to live and work.
We work particularly closely with groups and individuals who may be isolated, long-term unemployed and at risk of developing mental health problems. When possible, we also offer trainees employment opportunities in our curtain-making and upholstery workshops.