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Sophie Roberts, West Plum Studio #34

Sophie Roberts, West Plum Studio #34

West Plum Studio is an ethical design studio based in York. Inspired by nature, architecture and other cultures Sophie creates surface pattern designs with triangles - she's a little obsessed. She adds these designs to cards and on organic fabric and tells us about how she’s growing her business.

Kate McAllister, Crisis Classroom #30

Kate McAllister, Crisis Classroom #30

Crisis Classroom has a unique methodology for bringing people together, built on the premise that we all have something to share and learn from one another. Inspired by her time teaching with migrants in Calais Kate McAllister and her Co-Founder Darren, are applying their experience as a teacher and trauma therapist to help migrants rebuild their lives as they travel to their new home. However you an now also use their methodology in your own town or place of work. 

Amezinim Seji, Niche Hair Lab #26

Amezinim Seji, Niche Hair Lab #26

Ame Seji and her co-funder Timi are creating the first ethical, sustainable natural hair extension company: Niche Hair Lab. They take sourcing seriously and plan to 'give back' throuh a local foundation for the communities from hwich they source hair from. 

Claire Lyons, The Frugal Family #25

Claire Lyons, The Frugal Family #25

Claire Lyons started her business as a blog, about her 'family project' to consider how they were spending their money and reduce the amount of 'stuff' in their home. After baby number four Claire and her husband re-focused on what was important to them as a family, re-connected with their values and began thinking about how they could live more frugally and sustainably. 

Joanne Harrop, PlacEd #14

Joanne Harrop, PlacEd #14

How do we get people involved in imagining, designing and creating the built environment around them and within the communities in which they live? This is the question Joanne Harrop, Founder of PlacEd sought to answer when she set up her social enterprise. 

Pam & Fran, Working With Project CIC #13

Pam & Fran, Working With Project CIC #13

Ever heard about Co-production? No it's not to do with film making. In the first podcast with two co-Founders, speaking together, Pam & Fran provide one example of what co-production is and how it can work. Most importantly by recognising the value and assets every individual brings in a community.