Page & Bloom are a social enterprise and dedicated to providing employment and training for women who have experienced domestic abuse. The work is flexible and pays a Real Living Wage. They also run free employment training programmes, covering CV creation and interview practice and a range of useful skills including event management, social media and marketing.
The paper they use comes from books, maps and sheet music that would otherwise end up in landfill. In their studio, they are always looking for ways to reduce what goes into the recycling bin. Offcuts are made into smaller flowers and leaves.
How are the flowers made, then? Page & Bloom use real flowers and plants as templates and work backwards from there. “The magic happens with just wire, glue and a little bit of skill and imagination,” they say.
Why they are different:
Their flowers are as gorgeous and unique as anything in nature. Each petal is hand dyed, cut and shaped, meaning no two are the same.
Why they are kind:
They create jobs for women who are rebuilding their lives after domestic abuse, jobs that are flexible, secure and all paid at least the Real Living Wage. There are also opportunities for training programmes and work experience.