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about us

The Sew In Group CIC, previously known as Sew in Kent was established in 2018 by designer and dressmaker Naomi Benjamin and became a not-for-profit social enterprise in May 2023.

Our aim is to promote the practice of sewing and dressmaking  for creativity, sustainability and mental wellbeing in a safe space where our community can get together, recharge and explore their creativity.

Our mission

Empowering communities through professional and innovative sewing and textiles workshops - inspiring creativity, sustainability and well being, one stitch at a time.

aims

To achieve our mission The Sew in Group has several key aims.

Promote creativity and self-expression

Encourage individuals to explore their creative potential through sewing.

Improve mental well-being,,,

core values

Inclusion:

We believe in providing a welcoming and accessible space for individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to connect and learn.

Creativity:

We celebrate the power of imagination and self-expression through the art of sewing,,,

community

Increase accessibility to creative activities:

Make sewing and textiles accessible to everyone, regardless of background or skill level.

 

Promote community engagement:

Collaborate with schools, community organisations, and individuals to build a...

our aims & values

Aims

Our Aims

The Sew In Group CIC has several key aims:

 

Individual Aims

  1. Promote creativity and self-expression: Encourage individuals to explore their creative potential through sewing and textile crafts.

  2. Improve mental well-being: Provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to relax, recharge, and improve their mental health. Develop sewing skills and knowledge: Offer beginner-friendly and advanced sewing programs to equip individuals with practical skills.

  3. Boost confidence and self-esteem: Empower individuals through successful projects and creative accomplishments.

  4. Foster community building: Create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere where individuals can connect with other

Community Aims

  1. Increase accessibility to creative activities: Make sewing and textile crafts accessible to everyone, regardless of background or skill level.

  2. Promote community engagement: Collaborate with schools, community organisations, and individuals to build a vibrant and supportive network.

  3. Inspire and empower the community: Showcase the transformative power of creativity and its positive impact on individuals and communities. Contribute to sustainability: Encourage mindful practices and environmental consciousness within the community.

  4. Invest in social impact: Re-invest profits into projects that benefit the community and address local needs.

 

These aims highlight The Sew In Group CIC's dedication to both individual growth and community development. They provide a clear roadmap for the organisation's activities and emphasise its positive impact on its stakeholders.

Our Values

 

  • Inclusion: We believe in providing a welcoming and accessible space for individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to connect and learn.

  • Creativity: We celebrate the power of imagination and self-expression through the art of sewing and textiles.

  • Sustainability: We promote mindful practices and environmental consciousness throughout our operations and programs.

  • Community Engagement: We actively collaborate with schools, community organisations, and individuals to foster a vibrant and supportive network.

  • Empowerment: We equip individuals with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to thrive through creative exploration and community connection.

  • Social Impact: We reinvest all profits into projects that benefit the Sew In Group CIC and the wider community.

Our Values
Community Aims

founder & directors

Naomi Benjamin
Founder & Director

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