Ownership

F. joined the first Intergeneration workshop in July 2009 to learn how to use a sewing machine in order to add decorative textile shapes to his casual clothes. He created unique styles and was involved in several projects from Gardening to SEW delivery teaching ladies how to use a computer, TestTown Carnegie first pilot, to Education within the Somalian after school group lodged in the Enterprise building for a few years.

One day the locals ( 2014) gave him a beating and since that day he was scared to come to an environment he loved and had contributed to since 2008.

We are not sure why the violence was triggered… the pavement regulations are hard to understand on the Frontline, especially from a place where one thinks we share a free society,

 we are also sacred

recently our frontline workshop unit was the recipient of a gunshot bullet that cracked the glass behind the sewing machine where I usually sit, that night a student was with me, and although her dad was there waiting for her and we received support right away, this violence which might be an attempt to destabilise the Farm by outsiders, has disrupted our work in a way people will never understand and does not make for a safe ground to develop and bring creativity to market within a society we thought to be free.

 

 

Gifts from the Sky

   

HOW2MAKE NewBestFriends

Here is our special recipe to make long lasting friends… We look after Adidas and Nike customers in a unique special way…

HOW:

 4-4-17 late night New Nike track bottom slimming leg and hem shortening: £7

Adidas and Nike items come as our number one retouch remodel repair .. they are worn more and take more wear and tear, are loved, mean to last, and found a niche studio to extend their lifecycle at CS4 BWF Frontline …with second and third lives front zips, pocket zips, tears, or surgery on brand new styles to satisfy individual taste…

not quite the 3D all in one design Japanese knitting machine tested in Berlin and Boston… yet 3D real life skills in action for best style effects where our clothes become our best friends and  help make new best friends: when we meet at CS4…creative magic happens we become all friends…

This is what happens on a daily basis… On the Line, at CS4…

 6-4-17 Lining got torn and stitched to stop feathers come out

 6-4-17 This oldtimer surface bonding was pealing off at pocket corners, underarm and back of neck where label had been stitched, it was a question of saying goodbye or practising magic… magic saved the day…

 5-4-17 Preparing to go to the Island the trousers had to be turned into shorts.   31-3-17: This zip was changed a first time

and a second time : visit Trim shop in Walthamstow for zips

 Change of pocket zip, in order to respect the original zip design statement, we place new zip under…

We wish to be An example of Urban model of Peace and Creative many lives Designs to help others in deprived challenging environments in a green people/eco friendly innovative way…

Looking for an “outside” positive value system to acknowledge us as positive contributors to society progress

… new friends to keep new clothes to last…

CS4 was set up in May 2009 as a local North London design pattern cutting sewing sustainable training studio for young women, yet soon became a surprise with the apparition of the Nike and Adidas customers…

In addition to donating fabrics and delivering free training workshops… our main streak is innovation with a twist (green and freedom of movement are our speciality over the years since 1991…), some occasional custom made for individuals and bespoke R&D (Design, sourcing, PR, social media, branding, prototyping, reshoring) concept green sports jackets and separates.

We can share a database of donated textiles, our own patterns and delivered programmes.

Completely cut off from the outside for socio-economic-political reasons and quietly brave the stigma since 2009 … unknown to most outsiders.. the friendly locals benefit quite a harsh reputation … could do with some tender love and care

: we nourish on a really limited budget and live in the uncertainty we might lose the building to developers, who like most fail to see the progress and love at work On The Line.

multicultural friendly talented… Just that…  love the best in life… Adidas and Nike… it seems…(:-)  reading a lot of the coaches powerful mantras on twitter: just experimenting with new found confidence…)

 

 

Wave and Mountain … originaux… !

beachThe beginning of a long LOVE story between city people and nature…

Thank you SueMe  for a beautiful brief To create a nature filled  identity for Sustainability within a city Farm. Samples designed and  made at CS4, started with donated floral vintage print then spraying Mountains and waves on canvas…from… summer 2013…to  spring 2016… Production was established locally by training new ladies to make sportswear jackets in Tottenham.

Handwritten logos and mottos Feel Nature Feed your Passion create powerful positive mantras  … hoping to help city people find aspirations…. within  uncertain climate…craters flying

 

 

 

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