Re-create was founded by Olusola McKenzie in 2010 as a social enterprise to
provide a bridge between the fashion industry and access to entry level
opportunities. This was going to be offered to creative people who wanted to
develop a career in the sector but lacked training.
had studied Fashion and Textiles and after completing her studies, she felt a
deep desire to provide a platform for people who were creative and had an
interest in developing a career in Fashion but lacked the technical or business
skills and knowledge. She also had a deep interest in producing high-end
fashion labels made in UK which had environmental or ethical credentials.
this goal, her idea was to develop a hub where ethical textiles, enterprise and
creative people could come together to enrich and empower lives whilst creating
sought after products.
practitioners as well as individuals who were very early in their career would
be involved to provide a stimulating learning and creative environment where
skills are shared and exchanged. Collaborative working with other disciplines
would be encouraged to realise real-life commissions similar to the operations
in a factory setting.
also to be an interesting and buzzing place where hobbyists and crafters could
dip in and dip out to create a beautiful personal product accompanied by the
most wonderful and memorable learning experience.
were going to be achieved in stages and she started with setting up the
training unit of the business.
is a social enterprise that aims to provide fashion and textile crafts training
as part of a vocational support programme and employment to vulnerable or
economically disadvantaged adults. In addition we offer clothes re-styling
workshops to eco-conscious individuals and deliver specialist services to
businesses in the textile and fashion industry.
Our business represents a hub where ethical
textiles, enterprise and creative people come together to enrich and empower
lives whilst creating sought after products.
We support and promote eco-friendly textile
production methods that incorporate environmentally friendly production
methods, heritage and cultural themes in the design of services and products.