Fine Cell Work

Fine Cell Work trains and pays men and women in prison to do high quality, commercial craftwork which gives them employable skills, mental resilience and hope for the future. Their hand-stitched products and commissions are sold to interior designers and artists internationally.  

Fine Cell Work also has a textiles workshop for prisoners after release. Here they can volunteer, complete a textiles qualification, and be supported into settled living and employment.

The John Lewis Foundation is funding Fine Cell Work with a grant of £48,000 over three years to help 110 ex-offenders resettle into independent, crime-free living.

This story was first published in October 2019 October 31 2019