Ally Capellino X Spitalfields Crypts Trust
S C T or Spitalfields Crypt Trust is our favourite local charity at the corner of Calvert Avenue and Shoreditch High Street. Our relationship goes back many years and we are pleased to be able to support them whenever we can. They offer practical compassion and resources to help people facing homelessness as well as drug and alcohol addiction. At their site in Shoreditch they run a drop in centre as well as training and development services for people in recovery as well as social enterprise schemes. On the streets around Hackney and Tower Hamlets they run at least seven charity shops.
For Valentines day we are offering a special personalising service on some of our Shetland sweaters.
Make a donation of at least £20 to SCT and the first 10 will be able to order a heart and initials in a placement and colour of their choice, or larger initials or a variation of your choice.
But be quick as they take a bit of time to do.
AC X SCT
Recovery Tote 2019
We wanted to look at a way in which we could further show our support and make a meaningful difference to SCT. Ally’s bags have long held a loyal audience and each one becomes a collectable in its own right. It felt like a good idea therefore to create a limited edition bag that might inspire and motivate followers to pick up a special, limited edition piece, whilst at the same time doing some good. Ally decided to use surplus waxed cotton cloth from iconic weaving house, Halley Stevensons for the project. This is a cloth that is synonymous with Ally Capellino, ensuring that we could make a collection of totes that would have our signature look and reflect our aesthetic. The AC X SCT Recovery Tote comes in two colours and is made in England using our signature waxed canvas, donated by iconic weaving house, Halley Stevensons. It is finished with tanned vegetable leather straps.
The final step of the process was having the bags screen-printed by students from Restoration Station. Meeting with Ally for a Saturday workshop, learning the ins and outs of this art form was fun and instructive. The group was generously hosted by the team at nearby Jealous Gallery, who as well as working with legendary artists such as David Shrigley and the Chapman Brothers, produce exceptional prints from their studio space. We opted for a classic white screen print on our cobalt totes, and a more adventurous, contrast orange for our taupe edition.
To become a Recovery Hero and receive one of our limited edition totes, visit the SCT website.