Tiger Green Blog

10. Aug, 2017

We have been really pleased with the interest and support we have received for our project - recycling unwanted clothing and fabric into beautiful craft, gift and home ware items. We work in and with the community to offer opportunites to learn and share skills.

We have an enormous amount of materials to recycle and are currently working with the Dorcas Life - Group. The ladies are helping us to produce Shopper Bags that are utilising pre loved bedding and vintage fabrics.

This activity supports the group and helps us build our stock, as all items we sell support the costs of running our project.

If you are wondering who the Dorcas Life - Group are here is an overview from Paulette Thoms the group leader:

Our Dorcas Life - Group started Jan 2011. Since that time till now, we regularly meet on the first 3 Tuesday's of each month.
 
These sessions run from 5.45pm until 7.45pm.
At Heart Church in Nottingham, on Talbot Street.
 
We are a friendly group of people and we are very passionate about what we do.
 
Our aim is to equip each other with handicraft skills. These range from 
Beginner crochet,
Sewing skills, 
Jewellery making,
Baking etc
 
In return we use our skills to serve our city in different charitable events held throughout the year.
 
We are currently working on our Heart Project, which will then be used as small give away gifts, for Heart week at Heart Church. This is from 21st through to the 27th of August 2017.
 
You are more than welcome to join us at the time stated above. 
 
Email your interest about Dorcas Life - Group to:
 
If you are part of a community group that would like to work with Tiger Green Textiles to offer recycling activities in your community please get in touch to discuss:
 
2. Jun, 2017
Our project is about #recycling
 
We turn unwanted clothing and materials into crafts, accessories, soft furnishings and other items.
 
We do this by running community workshops, offering people the opportunity to join with others to learn and share skills, make new friends and enjoy a creative atmosphere that builds confidence.
 
Our workshops are accessible to people of all ages, abilities and skills and can be targeted to individual groups, craft skills or item makes - all with a focus on upcycling and recycling.
 
The project is funded through sales of items we make and fundraising efforts.
 
We have recently purchased new sewing machines (thanks to customised apron orders) that allow us to welcome more people to our workshops.
 
*We want your support.
 
Our new fundraising target is £500
This will be used to fund additional workshops in the community.
 
There are a number of ways you can support our project:
*Buy one of our makes -
You can find us at events - these are announced on social media
*We have a selection of items on our website: www.tigergreentextiles.co.uk
*If you want one of our customised items - bunting or aprons - email us your requirements: toni@tigerprojects.co.uk
*Take part in our current Raffle - pinned post
*Visit one of our stockists:
The Shop at Sneinton Market
A Stone's Throw, Mansfield Road, Sherwood.
*You can also contact us about purchasing any of the items we post on Facebook.
*We are also happy to take donations - please contact us if you want to make a donation.
*Spread the word - share our posts with family and friends and help us to spread the word about our community recycling project.
12. Jan, 2017

Tiger Green Textiles is a community project run by Tiger Community Enterprise CIC, who support enterprise and local organisations to grow.

The textiles project takes unwanted fabrics, clothing and haberdashery and recycles them into a range of crafts, gifts and soft furnishings.

We encourage volunteers from the local community to come and join us in our quest to recycle the donated materials. Working as a team we pool ideas and skills to produce some lovely items, turning ‘rags into riches’.

What’s in it for our volunteers?

Apart from the fun and opportunity to make new friends (some would say the most important part), there is also the opportunity to learn new skills and build self confidence.

Whether you’ve never used a sewing machine and would like to start, or have skills already, there is always something to learn – a new sewing technique, what that machine foot is for that you’ve never used, a different way to construct a bag etc.

There are lots of opportunities for volunteers to flex their creative muscles, and share ideas.

Then there’s the feel good factor. You are doing your small bit for the planet – recycling and reusing materials reduces the pressure on landfill sites, it also saves resources, as it uses less energy to recycle materials than it does to produce new materials. You are also supporting your local community.

We are working in partnership with R.E.A.C.H (Reaching Everyone And Changing Horizons), friends of Disability Direct Nottingham. Our workshops are designed to empower participants and encourage engagement across all abilities and ages.

Our community workshops are free to attend. In order to fund the costs of the project we sell the products we make. Participants can purchase items they make at the workshops for a donation to the project. We also sell through our online shop, our etsy shop, direct sales and via The Shop at Sneinton Market. We will also be attending events over the coming months.

We are always happy to talk to supporters who want to find out more about the project or offer donations. You can get in touch with Toni at Tiger Community Enterprise for more information – toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

You can also connect with us:

Facebook: TigerGreenTextiles

Twitter: @TigerGreenTex

Website: www.tigergreentextiles.co.uk

 

10. Jan, 2017

We will be running Textile Recycling Workshops at Disability Direct, Old Basford Community Centre, in 2017.

They will run fortnightly on Saturdays starting 14 January.

Taking donated materials, we will be recycling them into crafts and gift items. There will be lots of opportunity for volunteers to flex their creative muscles.

Our community workshops are free to attend so why not come and join us at our next workshop:

Saturday 14 January – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 28 January – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 11 February – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 25 February – 11am – 2pm

Venue:

Disability Direct Nottingham, Old Basford Community Centre, Bramble Close, NG6 0QG

The project takes donated clothing, fabrics and haberdashery and gives them a new lease of life. Working as a team, the workshops provide an opportunity for people of all abilities and skill levels to make wonderful products which will then be sold to support the project – you are also welcome to purchase items made on the day.

You can:

v  Learn a new life skill

v  Share your skills

v  Make new friends

v  Help to give discarded clothing and fabrics a new lease of life

v  Have fun!

We will be making a range of craft items and it will be a team effort – so creative ideas are welcome.

We are looking for project supporters and would welcome donations of clothing, fabrics, haberdashery and anything else that we can recycle into something new, or even a sewing machine. Get in touch with Toni for more information – toni@tigerprojects.co.uk

Share this with your friends and follow us:

Facebook: TigerGreenTextiles and DisabilityDirectNottingham

Twitter: @TigerGreenTex and @DDNottingham

 

3. Nov, 2016

We've had loads of fun at our Workshops and Community Making Days.

It's so great to see all those smiling faces as our participants learn something new and make new friends. Gossiping about sewing techniques, how they learned to craft, sharing ideas and what they've made in the past.

Everyone has been pitching in with ideas and trying out new things.

Some of the results are now available to buy in our store, all proceeds contribute to running the project.

Big thanks to our partners REACH (reaching everyone and changing horizons) and Disability Direct Nottingham who have provided the venue, which is perfect for our disabled people.

Our next dates at Disability Direct Nottingham are:

Saturday 12 November - 11am - 2pm

Saturday 26 November - 11am - 2pm

Saturday 10 December - 11am - 2pm

Our workshops are free to attend and all abilities and skill levels are welcome.

Let us know if you are coming:

www.facebook.com/tigergreentextiles

www.twitter.com/tigergreentex

email: toni@tigerprojects.co.uk