The Sew London project, based in the creative quarters of Barking East London was set up in 2015 to teach Children and Adults how to upcycle, sew and craft and has since evolved into a sustainable social enterprise. At the Sew London Project, we focus on providing fashion and creative vocational training to help ex-offenders, young people who have had challenges with formal learning and others gain self-employment and employment within the creative, textile and apparel industry. The Sew London Project aim is to help unlock a learner’s potential, get them inspired, develop new skills, independence, reduce isolation, and contribute to an individual’s wellbeing. It has been proven that through rehabilitation the prospects of re-offending are reduced. Learning new skills enhances a sense of worth and confidence, encourages integration back into the community and also provides opportunities to contribute positively to the community through making a career from your skills. We will also run sewing classes from beginner to advanced classes, sewing workshops for children during the summer holidays, run courses to celebrate Black history month and provide afterschool activities, within schools and other parts of the community.