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Happy 2016!

Happy New Year! What an exciting year we have ahead! We had a great end to 2015 and we have had a lot of changes. We attended some fantastic Christmas shows, including the Norwich Global Village Market, The Green Ethical Christmas Fair and The Fair Christmas Fayre. We would like to thank our volunteers from these events who made everything possible.

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Tegan and Jessica manning a stall at the Fair Christmas Fayre on Oxford Street

Our online shop has been increasingly successful and we have been selling some really beautiful products online. We had a modelling session with the beautiful Sarah Thomas who made our stunning products shine.

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Sarah Thomas modelling a shoulder bag

The new selection of cushions that we proudly announced in August was a huge hit, online, in the office in London and at shows. We saw some fascinating and unique designs emerge and every cushion that arrived sold very quickly amid high demand. Many of the women made cushions with detailed Malagasy stories and others made incredibly detailed geometric designs. The sale of a cushion is a huge source of revenue for the embroiderers and they can take up to a month to make.

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A geometric cushion embroidered by Virginie, sold within minutes of being put on the online shop

The Stitch intern Jessica has arrived in Madagascar to work full time on the project. She will be joining the dedicated team of Lisa, Paula and Amy in Fort Dauphin. Sarah is working for Stitch while studying for her Master’s at Bath. We are thrilled that Tegan is still volunteering for Stitch, providing valuable assistance with organisation and with shows. We also have a new intern Tonya working for the project in London.

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Project Development Intern Danny Della Vedova showing off a commissioned bowtie in the colours of the Malagasy flag outside the office in Fort Dauphin

We would like to thank all of you for your continued support and interest in this project. Please continue to check out website and our online shop. We will be back soon to report Jessica’s first trip out to Sainte Luce.

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