We are so excited to have a new space to call home.

We officially launched our move into the Basement at 38 Carrington Street, Nottingham, NG2 3AQ on Tuesday 12 November with a Welcome Day.

The afternoon was filled with activities with a recycling theme, including making Happiness Bags – a mini workshop we run at community events – and making Keyrings – one of the activities we do our Tiger Activity Café at Bakersfield Community Centre on Tuesday mornings.

You may guess from this that the main project that will be running from our new home is our community recycling project – Tiger Green Textiles (TGT). Our StrEAT Food Stall operates at events and our new Tiger Work Skills project will also run from the Basement once we have secured funding.

Tiger 2During the evening we were entertained by a fabulous young singer Alice Lynn, whilst we tucked into a buffet and drinks.

Tiger 1

Tiger 3It feels like we’ve been nomads over the last year or so, with no base to work out of. That’s meant that our own home has got very full from the donations regularly given to the TGT project! We were running the risk of being put forward for the programme about serial hoarders!

More frustrating though has been knowing we could be doing more to turn all those preloved materials into new makes.

Our welcome event took place in the Urban Room – the ground floor level community meeting room, funded by the Heritage Lottery and available for the community to use.

It was so nice to get all our supporters, friends and partners together so they could get to know each other as well as finding out more about us as a community enterprise and why we do what we do – helping people to help themselves.

Being positioned a minute from the Train Station our new home is easily accessible by public transport and we will be welcoming people to join us for our monthly Community Recycling Workshops commencing Saturday 11 January and running on the 2nd Saturday of each month throughout the year. These workshops bring people together to learn and share skills whilst recycling materials into a range of new makes. We have lots of fun, everyone has a voice about what we do and everyone leaves with a smile on their face.

We will also be adding Learn to Sew classes to the diary, working with partner organisations running recycling/upcycling workshops and offering volunteer and work experience opportunities with production of our Sustainable Living range – an income generator that supports our community activities.

Whether you are interested in recycling or learning to sew yourself or work with a community group that would like to explore recycling we would welcome a chat on how you can participate in our project. Whilst we have a lovely new unit to run workshops out of we are also happy to come to you if that works better, so get in touch.

Facebook:           Tiger Green Textiles

Twitter:                @TigerGreenTex

Project Director: Toni Jarvis – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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# Toni 2019-12-01 12:43
Thanks for sharing our move into our new home.
We will be running a community workshop on Thursday 5 December 10 - 1pm
Tiger Does Christmas - we will be making Christmas Placemats and Stockings.
Full details on our Facebook.com/TigerGreenTextiles

Let us know if you’re coming
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