Ted's Bazaar is back for one last time, and this time we’ve set our sights on the creative minds of the future. Our final collection is designed in collaboration with Rude Studio, and 100% of proceeds from the collection will go to the Creative Mentor Network, a charity supporting diversity and inclusion in the creative industries. Shop now and help us make a difference through stylish acts of kindness.
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Demonstrating just how worthy of your support the scheme is, we spoke to three graduates about how crucial the Creative Mentor Network has been to their success.
Tahj Miles, Programme Graduate
Meet @Tahjmiles. Actor, Filmmaker and @CreativeMentorNetwork Programme Graduate. Through working with the charity, Tahj was paired with a mentor who has helped him to build his YouTube channel and production company @dinero.visuals. His mentor has been awesome at connecting him with the right people - Tahj has written 2 short films which he’s managed to get in front of producers & directors. You’ll soon see Tahj acting in Steve McQueens Small Axe and he’ll be appearing in the BBC show Death in Paradise. If you didn’t realise already, Tahj is a real force to be reckoned with!
Evar Hussanyni, Programme Graduate
Meet @evarhussanyni - @CreativeMentorNetwork Graduate, artist and creator of @thewanawal, which is a public digital archive built to collect and store artwork and curatorial projects by women from West Asia and North Africa. Evar told us ‘My mentor believed in my research and ideas and really encouraged me to go for this. This project has now become a life-long commitment’. Evar looks forward to more people discovering women artists from West Asia and North Africa who are doing incredible work.
David Adesanya, Programme Graduate
Meet David Adesanya (@stsstaqtl) - Designer and @CreativeMentorNetwork Programme Graduate. David was part of Open House, a partnership between Creative Mentor Network and creative members club, @Sohohouse. He’s been working to run a design think tank based in Pakistan, working to assess core obstacles within communities. Through his connections from the programme, David pitched to the team at Soho House to co-design & sponsor a co-living and co-working project - after a lot of work, iterations and exhibitions including; a live design camp held in multiple cities in Pakistan , this will be constructed in 2021. This amazing story is just the start for David and his valuable, positive work!
We also approached three additional graduates with the task of showing off their creative talents by creating content using items from the latest Bazaar collection.
Daniella is an illustrator, in her piece she shows two people embracing, holding the mugs.Instagram: @Daniellagyambibi
Den is a Motion Designer who focused on the bright colours of the products to create a 2D visual animation.Instagram: @densalazar.uk
Karimah is an artist who has used the colours featured in the charity.Instagram: @karimah.hassan
Small changes can make a big difference, which is why we rotate who we raise money for every time. If you’re quick, you may still be able to snap up something from collections past…
Our first collection featured a rainbow, an applause emoji, and a ‘Home Hope Love’ slogan. Donations go to Magic Breakfast who provide free breakfasts to school children across the UK at risk of hunger.
Our second collection featured a Pride theme, with 100% of profits going to Akt, a charity that supports LGBTQ+ young people in the UK.
Supporting Blurt, a charity that provides support for people affected by depression, it’s our third collection ‘One Day at a Time’.