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New Year – New Skill: Learn to sew at our Textile Recycling Workshops at Disability Direct Nottingham

January 11th, 2017

Tiger Green Textiles will be running Textile Recycling Workshops with R.E.A.C.H. at Disability Direct Nottingham, Old Basford Community Centre.

They will run fortnightly on Saturdays starting 14 January.

Taking donated materials, we will be recycling them into crafts and gift items. There will be lots of opportunity for you to flex your creative muscles.

Our community workshops are free to attend so why not come and join us at our next workshops:

Saturday 14 January – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 28 January – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 11 February – 11am – 2pm

Saturday 25 February – 11am – 2pm


Disability Direct Nottingham,

Old Basford Community Centre, Bramble Close, NG6 0QG

The project takes donated clothing, fabrics and haberdashery and gives them a new lease of life. Working as a team, the workshops provide an opportunity for people of all abilities and skill levels to make wonderful products which will then be sold to support the project – you are also welcome to purchase items made on the day.

You can:

v Learn a new life skill

v Share your skills

v Make new friends

v Help to give discarded clothing and fabrics a new lease of life

v Have fun!

We will be making a range of craft items and it will be a team effort – so creative ideas are welcome.

We are looking for project supporters and would welcome donations of clothing, fabrics, haberdashery and anything else that we can recycle into something new, or even a sewing machine. Get in touch with Toni for more information – [email protected]

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Twitter: @TigerGreenTex


Our Tiger Green Textiles Project is about Recycling

June 2nd, 2017

Our project is about #recycling

We turn unwanted clothing and materials into crafts, accessories, soft furnishings and other items.

We do this by running community workshops, offering people the opportunity to join with others to learn and share skills, make new friends and enjoy a creative atmosphere that builds confidence.

Read the full story here.

Working with the Dorcas Life - Group

August 10th, 2017

We have been really pleased with the interest and support we have received for our  Tiger Green Textiles project - recycling unwanted clothing and fabric into beautiful craft, gift and home ware items. We work in and with the community to offer opportunities to learn and share skills.

Read the full story of our work with the Dorcas Life-Group here.

Press Release: Tiger Work Skills Project funded by the Big Lottery

October 6th, 2017

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC is pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Big Lottery for our Tiger Work Skills Project.

We will be offering work skills training in sales marketing and events on live projects run by ourselves and for partner organisations.

Voluntary places will be available to young people, disabled people and the unemployed to work with us at Disability Direct Nottingham, ensuring accessibility for all.

This will be a great opportunity for those accepting places with us to build on their work skills and improve their pathways to employment.

For the disabled people that work with us they will be able to assess their capabilities in the workplace and therefore build their confidence in their ability to work in an integrated environment.

We previously ran a pilot scheme working with students from New College Nottingham which was very successful. We were impressed with the quality of the work the students engaged in and their work ethic.

We therefore wanted an be able to offer placements again to those looking to build their work experience. The funding from the Big Lottery allows us to do this.

It also enables us, as a community enterprise, to increase our presence and engage in further work to support the local community.

Our director James Warner said 'I came to Tiger initially on the NCN project, helping with events. I enjoyed it so much I came back to volunteer after my first year of university and then came on board as a director. My fellow director Toni Jarvis and I are looking forward to offering similar opportunities to other young people, particularly those with a disability, who may find it more difficult to access the workplace. By working with Disability Direct Nottingham we are able to ensure that we are providing equality to those on the project and encouraging an integrated work environment where everybody can benefit.'

Toni Jarvis, Project Director says 'Tiger is all about helping people to help themselves and supporting enterprise. We believe this project manages both these aims, as our team will work on live projects that have a positive impact on the local community and also support our partner organisations. Working collaboratively means we are stronger together.'

Anyone interested in finding out more about the project can contact James at: [email protected]

Or Toni at: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:

Tiger Community Enterprise CIC works to support community organisations and businesses through enterprising projects that engage with the community and through business support.

Disability Direct in Nottingham prides itself on being able to make a difference to disabled people, older people and carers residing in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Promoting positive change in a non-political and non-campaigning way. As an organisation, they have a strong sense of commitment to empowering people to make their own choices and make positive decisions about independent living opportunities.

Sneinton StrEAT Festival

January 30th, 2018

Nottingham StrEAT is back with a great series of community events in conjunction with Sneinton market.

Our first event is on Saturday 14 April 11am - 7pm

A community market featuring some fabulous local makers and community projects.

A Showcase stage with some brilliant local performers run with support from Nottingham College.

Amazing streetfood from our new Community StrEAT Food Stall with popular Duck Fat Roasties on the menu.

We are excited to make this a regular feature on the Sneinton landscape, bringing the best of Nottingham to Sneinton on a monthly basis. 

We’re taking stall bookings now so would love to hear from you if you would like to take part.

Please share so we can make this a great community event.

You can find the event details on the Nottingham StrEAT Facebook event page