Fine Cell Work
Contact: Sophie Jordan
14 Buckingham Palace Road
About Fine Cell Work
Fine Cell Work (FCW) is an innovative charity and social enterprise with a unique model: we train and pay prison inmates to do professional needlework in their cells. This purposeful and creative work has a powerful impact on the rehabilitation of prisoners, giving them confidence, pride, social skills and the independence to stop reoffending. Working with over 550 stitchers (92% of whom are men) in 32 prisons, FCW now has an international reputation both for prisoner rehabilitation and for the beautiful products we make. We work with renowned designers including Cath Kidston, Kit Kemp, Karen Nicol and Blithfield & Co. as well as selling through retailers such as Royal Academy, Conran, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.
Fine Cell Work’s offices are in Central London and are run by a team of 16 staff supported by approximately 300 volunteers yearly, 80 of whom teach in prisons.