by David McGlashan
The first in a new series, as we profile social entrepreneurs and voices from around the sector.
This week, we meet Kresse Wesling, co-founder of Elvis and Kresse, a social enterprise which uses reclaimed materials to produce accessories such as handbags and belts. The first material that Elvis and Kresse used was decommisioned fire hoses, and 50% of their profits from this line go to the Fire Fighters Charity.
Elvis and Kresse
This week’s Have I Got Social Enterprise News For You has been overshadowed by news of a dangerous virus which has finally taken hold in parts of the UK, and now threatens to wreak havoc.
But enough about UKIP (can we put him in quarantine?), here’s your round-up of social enterprise news.
Uh-oh. A lot of this week’s news is events taking place in London, I’m afraid. If you aren’t from London and want to quickly pass over the articles that aren’t of interest, I’ve handily marked them out for you using Cockney rhyming slang. This took longer to do than I thought it would.
In all seriousness – if you have an event / funding opportunity / article that you’d like promoted and you are outside of the capital, please send it over and I’ll try to pop it in next week.