A second shot of the birthday party crew. Crafts, coffee, cats and bagels - what more could you want?
Do you know we do birthday parties? This partygoer does! Last month we hosted a surprise birthday shoemaking party at @spitalfieldscityfarm for a great group of crafters. Check out these gorgeous silver and suede shoes! We can put together the perfect party for your special occasion - grab a group of friends and come along for a morning, afternoon or evening of stitching, sewing, eating, and fun. Find out more at www.jutashoes.com/birthday
At the Repairs for Life panel discussion this week with Morgan from @theholborn and Rhys from @restoration_stn, we talked about scale - how big of an impact can one business have, how large should we grow, how much difference can we make? Should we be thinking about depth or breadth in our work? Is the goal to grow as large as possible as quickly as possible, attract big investment, and spread our business model across the country? That's an admirable goal, but it's easy to get lost or frustrated in the short term if that's where you've got your eyes set without looking at what's right in front of you. When we talk about scale in social enterprises or businesses for good, maybe we're talking about another kind of growth. Each of us does what we do best, in our own patch, focusing on making our work as ethical, sustainable, and responsible as we can. And then we inspire each other, and learn from each other, and put our little torches together to make a much bigger light. The social enterprise business community is different from the traditional business community in many ways, but a big one is that there's much more collaboration than there is competition. So why shouldn't it be the same for growth? Instead of judging success by whether one business or product or model can take over the market, we celebrate when we work together, and when the sum total of all the work we are doing together increases. Plus, then we get to hang out with and enjoy the successes of other amazing social enterprises! Today is #socialsaturday, and this quote from Whoopi really works for us as we send out a big cheer to all the social enterprises across the UK (and the world) making things brighter, as well as all the incredible people who make what we do possible by supporting us, buying from us, sharing our ideas, showing up to our events, and sending us love. 🙌
Today's the day! Join us at @thetrampery in Old Street for @goodapples_uk Social Marketplace from 4-7.30pm. We'll be running a workshop at 5.30 to teach you to make your own reclaimed leather espadrille slippers - if you'd like to join, send us a DM and we'll fit you in! There'll also be @wyattandjack selling their upcycled bouncy castle tote bags, @wearechilpa with their ethical artisans scarves, @elvisandkresse's gorgeous goods made from decommissioned fire hose, t-shirts designed by and supporting homeless people from @hopefultraders, fair-trade organic undies from @project.pico, original jewellery designs from local artists supporting grassroots organisations from @goodlifelondon, @siku_moja with their luxurious sustainable smalls, @aerendeshop's ethically made homemade supporting marginalised people in the UK, @thraedable selling clothing designed by the people their projects support, beautiful homeware designed by people with mental health challenges from @thisisjolt, artwork that promotes inclusion and diversity from @artboxlondon, and creative goods including zines and t-shirts made by homeless people from @accumul8_. Whew! What's more, there's tea from @nemiteas who support refugees, fairtrade drinks and cocktails from @lemonaid_uk, and baked goods from @risebakeryldn who train the previously homeless. Double whew! We'd love to see you there, but if you can't make it, you can also just use the above list as #followfriday inspiration ✨ #SocialSaturday2017 #socialenterprise #buysocial #oldstreet #shoredtich #popup #popupshop #shopsocial
Why are we so excited? Just two more days until a whole day celebrating Social Enterprises with #SocialSaturday2017 - and what a weekend we have planned! First off, join us at @thetrampery tomorrow evening for a workshop hosted by @goodapples_uk. Then, we're running another workshop on Saturday morning in the gorgeous yurt at @spitalfieldscityfarm. Finally, we're ending the weekend right with another workshop at @bonds.hackney on Monday evening. A few spots left in each workshop if you'd like to get social and join us! Book at www.jutashoes.com/workshops. What's more, we have a special Social Saturday discount! Use SOCIAL to get 20% off any of our espadrilles this week 😘 Shop at www.jutashoes.com/shop
Be what you want.
London, you're confusing. Is it summer or October? Or both? In any case, here's a flashback to actual summer with @maicasero rocking a pair of our calfskin slippers.
All our shoes are green. But these ones are like, really green.
You've got the force.