Designed with love by the women supporting our wounded heroes every day.
The Flowers of Friendship collection has been designed with 6 members of the Help for Heroes Band of Sisters. This fellowship support network is for the loved ones of injured Veterans and Service Personnel. They meet regularly to listen, help and encourage each other through their changed lives.
On one of their craft evenings at Tedworth House they were joined by product designers from Help for Heroes Trading Charlotte Kelsey and Kelly Frost. This was the first time we have worked on a collaborative project like this. Charlotte and Kelly wanted to give everyone a fun and relaxing evening exploring some ideas.
Each Band of Sister drew and painted some flowers. Kelly took each of the designs and worked on them back in the office to create a beautiful pattern. Designs from every lady were incorporated into the final Flowers of Friendship pattern. Initially it was to be used on a scarf but everyone loved it so much Kelly incorporated the pattern into a stunning T-shirt as well.
The Band of Sisters group have been involved every step of the way and were delighted to see the first items – the beautiful scarf and T-shirt. Amanda Durrant talked about being involved in this project: ‘It’s made me realise anything is possible and to always give something a go!’
Charlotte Hughes said being involved in the project has given her confidence. ‘I've loved seeing our work turn into something so special and something to be proud of.’
When the items were available we got all the ladies together for a photoshoot so they could show off their brilliant design and have some fun with the team again! Lots of attitude and posing for the camera.
We love the pattern so much we are experimenting with some new products for the spring. Watch this space!
After working with 6 wonderful ladies from the Help for Heroes Band of Sisters Kelly and Charlotte, the Trading product designers, they produced the first two lovely products for the collection – the scarf and the T-shirt.
We had a great evening presenting the final products to the group and then of course photographing them in all the items.
Meet Amanda, Mish, Heidi, Alex, Charlotte and Ulrike.