Living River Foundation has partnered with Unravel & Unwind CIC and Maries Emporium to bring you a series of craft workshops making products for yourself or donated to local Hygiene and Food Banks for people in need.
The products we have chosen help you save money and reduce you own plastic footprint, or helps someone else do so. Learn to make your or own or donate for those who can’t afford hygiene products.
We are working with Medway Food bank, Rochester Hygiene Bank so you can donate extra products you have made to go to someone who needs help to get out of poverty.
Book the following courses!
Courses are held in Gravesend, Chatham, Chatham Maritime, and Rainham. Check out the table at the bottom of the page to find out where they are all held.
Or Buy as gift vouchers, click on the button below
Replace your cling film with a wrap; any size you want. Learn about the antibacterial properties of bees wax and the circular reuse of the materials. Bring your old wraps to refresh them. Wax provided by local bee keepers in Medway.
Reduce your plastic use by making your own reusable pads, reusing materials commonly available or thrown away.
Those of you more advanced and able to make several during the class will also be able to create privacy bags for pads donated to the homeless.
Scrubber washing up
Advanced crochet class to make a reuseable and washable washing up scrubber.
Experienced Crocheter only!
Soap Making course – using 100% Essential oils, and Natural products and Cruelty Free. Make for yourself, as a gift or donate for others.
Course only available in Gravesend.
BUY AS GIFT VOUCHERS
Can’t join a course, still want to help?
If you’d like to donate materials to help make these products and learn how to repurpose items you would normally throw away we are always looking for the following items;
- Cotton materials and old clothes
- Jute twine
- Cotton twine
- Cereal bags (the ones you find in the boxes)
- Used up Beeswax candles or wax
Available Courses by site and craft
|Maries Emporium, Gravesend||St Mary’s Island||Intra, Chatham||Oasthouse, Rainham|
|Beeswax Wrap||10th March|
1600 – 1800
1800 – 2000
|4th Feb |
1800 – 2000
|10th Feb |
1000 – 1200
1400 – 1600
|Soap||awaiting dates||not available||not available||not available|
|Crochet Cleaning pads||25th Feb 1630-2000||24th March|
1600 – 1900
|15th March |
|Make your own Sanitary Pad||29th Jan|
|20th Feb 1730 – 2000||11th Jan|
1000 to 1500
For date based search please check out our Events calender