Award-year
Design solution
Sheworks Atelier
Category
Production Year
2019
COMPANY
KOLDING KOMMUNE - JOBCENTER
DESIGN COMPANY
SHEWORKS ATELIER
DESIGNER(S)
SOLVEIG BERG SØNDERGAARD, MARTHA VON GUENTHER, MARYAM BAHRAMIMOGHADAM, HENRIK CHRISTENSEN & HELLE BERGSTRØM

Sheworks is a Circular Design Studio creating jobs for immigrant and refugee women within the circular textile services. The goal is to redirect the road from waste to new designs for the Danish textile industry.

The jury says
A stellar example of how a business creates value beyond measures. This initiative is crucial in so many ways. It is a vital step toward integrating refugees into society by enabling them to work, earn their own money, and learn new skills. A truly dignifying way to bring these women into the Danish workforce. Furthermore, the jury agrees that the solution should also be commended for meeting the circular agenda of the textile and furniture industries and for helping to preserve a traditional craft from extinction.

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