10 November, 2005

Former homeless and homeless set up new business venture

Homeless and former homeless members of crisis skylight have set up a new venture called crafty arts. A market stall of hand made arts and craft's. There are a wide variety of things on sale which range from fine art to poetry. This is a project that is not supported by crisis. It is an independent project run by it's members. Who are also incidentally skylight members. They call themselves the crafty art co-op and all decisions concerning the stall and marketing are made by the members themselves. They have even made a code of conduct when selling their wares. The stall has now been running in spitafields market. Every Friday for four weeks and it is proving to be a very successful venture and also a learning process for those that want to venture further. As everyone knows running a small business can be a daunting task but for these new entrepreneurs this is one venture in which they aim to succeed. So if you pop along to the market come and have a browse.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of youth hostels, anyone know what happened to Backpack Earth? I was getting ready to book my entire trip and the site is half down it looks way different. Anyone?

Exhomeless-Guy said...

I am a former homeless man, my contribution is http://www.SpareSomeChange.com which is the homeless search engine & poverty portal, I don't have any partners though :(