Two of A Kind is a brand new street-style clothing brand that aims to do more than make people look good – by donating proceeds from a forthcoming pop-up shop to help homeless people rebuild their lives.
The not-for-profit brand will be selling jumpers at its very first pop-up shop event on February 17th & 18th in the Duke Street Arcade, Cardiff, with all profits being given to our WISE programme.
WISE (Working in Sustainable Employment) supports homeless and vulnerable people to move in to employment by delivering training, volunteering opportunities and work placements with the ultimate aim of the participants gaining employment. The scheme was launched in June 2015 and so far, has supported over 29 people with three people having been employed by The Wallich.
Two of a Kind is the brainchild of Angharad Griffith, a third year University of South Wales Fashion, Marketing and Retail Design student, created for her final major project.
Two of a Kind Founder, Angharad, said, “I hope to use my degree to break down societal norms and use creativity to get people talking about homelessness. I’ve been a volunteering in the charity sector for the last few months and it’s opened my eyes to the issue of homelessness within Cardiff. There are only a handful of projects that support getting homeless people back into work and The Wallich and their WISE project have inspired me to want to be a part of that.
I believe the next generation should care for each other and I want to express this with the designs that I create. The whole project has been a great experience and I hope Two of a Kind becomes a well-known brand in the future. The possibilities are endless and there’s always someone who needs support”.
Michael Cowley, Fundraising and Partnerships Senior Manager at The Wallich said: “Angharad’s innovative idea to use her talent and interest in fashion to fundraise for The Wallich is a great example of the different ways you can get involved to support the causes you care about.
Angharad is passionate about helping people to re-enter employment and the money raised from her event will make a real difference to the participants of our WISE programme as they begin to re-build their lives”
Listen to Angharad’s interview on Radio Cardiff from 15:15 to 21:00.
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