Learn more about our first project in partnership with Anthropologie.
Anthropologie is an international lifestyle brand that curates a mix of clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor for the ‘creative, worldly woman’. It seeks to offer its customers an escape from the everyday, and to be source of joy and creativity. As a brand, Anthropologie share Create’s vision and understanding that the arts can bring hope and inspiration to people’s lives and, as a result, has pledged its support of Create’s work in key ways, enabling us to increase our impact across the UK.
“PARTNERING AND SUPPORTING A CHARITY LIKE CREATE REALLY IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR US.”MATT HILGEMAN, ANTHROPOLOGIE’S MANAGING DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL
Anthropologie initially funded creative:me, a set of three projects in November and December 2022 with young and adult carers, and older people. This support enabled us to deliver inspiring, collaborative creative arts workshops with these groups in the run-up to Christmas, sharing Anthropologie’s festive theme “Sparkling Joy”.
Anthropologie further supported us on Giving Tuesday 2022. They sold mugs and candles and donated a portion of the proceeds, amounting to £5,000, towards our work. Additionally, they ran an in-store Christmas appeal throughout December 2022, displaying information about Create at their checkouts across the UK and encouraging customers to donate £1 at the till. This initiative raised an impressive £9,160.
“This is such an exciting partnership for us here at Create.”Create Founding CEO Nicky Goulder
Discussing our partnership, Create Founding CEO Nicky Goulder said: “This is such an exciting partnership for us here at Create. We will be working closely with Anthropologie to expand this during 2023, and I can’t wait to see how it develops. Create extends a huge thank you to Anthropologie’s staff and customers for their support of our life changing work.”
As part of creative:me, adult carers from Islington took part in six, weekly visual art workshops with our professional artist Rachel McGivern. Yvette, an adult carer, shared her experiences.