The award-winning social enterprise Pivot is running a series of jewellery making workshops in venues across London, led by trained makers who have lived experience of homelessness.
Pivot has a series of Mother’s Day jewellery making workshops planned over March and a child-friendly workshop scheduled in April. Tickets and vouchers, which start at £35 for adults and £15 for children, are available to purchase from Pivot’s website.
Topics covered at their range of workshops include: how to make sustainable acetate earrings and glasses chains; and how to make your own silver band ring using traditional silversmithing techniques.
Customers will be able to get their hands on a curated selection of pieces sold at each workshop with a 20% discount offered to all.
Founded in November 2019 by Alice Moxely, Pivot teaches people experiencing homelessness to design, make and sell jewellery, while providing coaching and financial support. All training sessions are delivered in homeless hostels, bringing support directly to those who may find it difficult to access.
Pivot’s awards for jewellery design and efforts to tackle homelessness:
The social enterprise has been awarded a number of accolades for both its jewellery design and work to help end homelessness.
In October, Pivot won Westfield London’s ‘Future Fashion’ competition’s jewellery category for its environmentally sustainable capsule collection titled “Building and sustaining opportunities”. The competition was judged by Royal College of Art, John Lewis & Partners, Save Your Wardrobe, Emily Carter London and Love not Landfill.
In 2022, Pivot’s founder Alice Moxley was named one of Pioneer Post’s “Women of inspiration”. Alice and Pivot caught the attention of Downing Street and were awarded the Point of Light award in 2021, received the Shackleton Leadership Award in 2020 and was shortlisted for the 2021 Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs.