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ONE Festival of Homeless Arts, London 5pm 10/10/18

This incredible celebration of creativity returns once again to the Old Diorama Arts Centre in London. Founded by ex-homeless artist, campaigner and Hopeful Traders collaborator, David Tovey, the festival is now in it's 3rd year and promises to be a unique and inspiring event. The One Festival of Homeless Arts brings together works of art in many forms, from theatre and film, to sculpture and photography, as well as traditional visual art, all of which have been created by artists who have experienced homelessness. We want to give people experiencing homelessness a safe space, an amazing venue that is easily accessible to the public and not shut off, so that as many people as possible can see this amazing work....

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Social Enterprise Shopping: 5 Beautiful Products For Your Home

We've picked out a few of our favourite products made by brands who have a social mission at their heart. As you can see, there is no need to compromise on quality when also fulfilling social impact objectives. The greater level of transparency of these brands also helps you to know that your money is being well spent.  Plant Hanger by Aerende £24 This plant hanger is handmade from sustainable materials and by women facing disadvantages in London. Aerende are a home and lifestyle brand who work with organisations (in this case Fabricworks) to create beautiful products whilst also offering opportunities for people facing social challenges in the UK.  Buy it here Find out more about Aerende here Rising Sun...

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7 Easy Ways you can Support the Homeless Community | Hopeful Traders Blog

Since 2010, the number of individuals sleeping rough across the UK has doubled.  How can you support this often neglected community, and give individuals a chance to get back on their feet? Whether it’s volunteering, donating, or purchasing goods from social enterprises, you’re not going to be stuck for options. Here we list some of our favourite initiatives that you can get involved with.

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Hopeful Traders are looking for interns!

 About Hopeful Traders Hopeful Traders is a social enterprise and clothing brand that works with and supports people affected by homelessness and mental illness. We collaborate with individuals affected by these issues on designs for apparel and lifestyle products. Hopeful Traders produces and sells these products and shares profits with our collaborators and charities that they choose. Find out more here.  About The Role In 2018 we are planning on widening our audience and distribution channels. To do this we need personnel who can help build and execute plans in the following areas: marketing, communications and social media connecting and distributing retail partners coordinating volunteers at our street market stalls applying for funding for community projects ecommerce development  The exact role...

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Partnering with Like Having You Here in support of Whitechapel Centre

The lovely Lauren and Paul of likehavingyouhere.com have chosen some Hopeful Traders tees to feature amongst their beautifully curated collections of lifestyle products. They have elected to donate all of their selling commission to their local homeless charity, The Whitechapel Centre in Liverpool.  The duo are known for their lifestyle blogging and carefully researched city guides but they are also passionate about social change.  We both personally find the amount of people living on the streets heartbreaking. People who have little to no chance of climbing out of living this way through no fault of their own. For this reason, all proceeds from this important cause will go straight to charity.  - Lauren and Paul (likehavingyouhere.com) I am always so excited to connect with...

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