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SIS Retail Academy 2.0: Meet the cohort!

We’re thrilled to announce the impactful organisations that will be joining us for the first-ever SIS Retail Academy 2.0.

We will be joined by organisations from across the UK who are eager to learn, scale and grow their social and environmental impact.

The SIS Retail Academy aims to inspire, offer practical insight and knowledge and the opportunity to meet with retail and corporate buyers. The programme is designed to provide the very best training, guidance and support for social entrepreneurs.

So, without further ado, introducing the SIS Retail Academy 2.0 cohort:

Choose2Reuse CIC

Choose2Reuse was started in 2015 with the aim of having a real impact within the local community, reusing and recycling some of the UK’s 40 million tons of waste produced annually. Today the business has developed having expanded its operations into a 5,500 sq. ft warehouse in Llanelli and has established several cash-for-clothes collection points across South & West Wales.

W: www.choose2reuse.co.uk


Feel the Warmth CIC

With many years’ experience in the design of high performance, technical outdoor clothing, Feel the Warmth CIC created the Powered Kidney Warmer. It is designed to heat the wearer’s kidneys, warming the blood and allowing the arteries to distribute warm blood around the body.

W: www.ftwscotland.com 


Huriah Hemp CIC

Huriah Hemp is an ethical fashion brand and print shop that uses creative design to inspire positive social change.

W: www.huriahhemp.com


Miixer CIC

Miixer CIC are a non-profit social enterprise operating across East Lothian in partnership with East Lothian Council. They are all about REUSE; keeping good things in local circulation, rather than landfill. Miixer CIC were established in April 2017 to continue and develop the legacy of Dunbar as Scotland’s First Zero Waste Town, and now divert between 60-90 tonnes of material from landfill every month to reuse for community benefit.

W: www.miixer.org


MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust

Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds is an internationally recognised centre for Scottish culture and heritage, and home of the worldwide Clan MacDougall. The centre is managed by the MacDougall of Dunollie Preservation Trust (DPT), a not-for-profit charitable trust.

W: www.dunollie.org


Creative Strathaven CIC

Creative Strathaven CIC is a community arts organisation. They facilitate creative opportunities for people living in the local area by hosting various events and workshops throughout the year, and also operate a retail space selling work by local and Scotland-based makers.

 W: www.creativestrathaven.co.uk


Dechomai CIC 

Dechomai provide leadership and enterprise start-up training and education to empower female BMEs in the UK to be financially independent. Their aim is to become the go-to brand for high-quality and bespoke services and products.

W: www.dechomai.co.uk


The Circle

The Circle is a multi-award winning ‘More Than Profit’ organisation that supports businesses to make a difference to communities across Scotland, the UK, and globally by providing affordable consultancy, training and workspaces, within an inclusive and friendly community.

W: www.thecircledundee.org.uk


SmartyPants

SmartyPants is a social impact business concentrating on supplying underwear to our homeless community through a buy to donate e-commerce model.

W: www.thesmartypants.co.uk


Spartans Community Football Academy

Spartans Community Football Academy is mindful of the challenges facing many young people and their families in its local area. Spartans operates its facilities and community coaching programmes as a social enterprise, reinvesting profits back into the business to support positive social impact in the community.

W: www.spartanscfa.com 


Recovery Across Mental Health

With over 40 years’ experience, RAMH provides therapeutic, practical solutions and support increasing hope, connectivity and the voices of individuals living with/caring for those with mental illness within their recovery journey.

W: www.ramh.org


Secret Projects

Secret Projects was established to economically empower women in India by selling goods, consultancy services and bespoke travel.

W: www.secretprojects.org


Crafting4Good CIC

Crafting4Good are a not-for-profit social enterprise making creativity accessible and affordable, focussed on creative wellbeing based in Eastmoor and Wakefield.

W: www.crafting4good.org