Arta ahura are working with Aid Box Community (ABC), a registered charity in Bristol, serving refugees in difficult
financial circumstances via the ABC Free Shop.
We donate a third of the value of every towel you buy directly from us, giving made-to-last towels
to people starting again with extremely limited resources.
The shop is currently relocating and due to open around the end of July 2019.
The idea to donate was inspired by an experience in a huge aircraft hanger in North Devon.
The hanger was filled with enormous piles of clothing given locally to send to refugees from the war in Syria
and I was there along with many other people to help with the task of sorting.the huge mix -- from brand new
technical all-weather outdoor gear to partywear and everything inbetween.
Volunteer sorters were told: "Only accept the items you would be happy to give a friend, the rest goes for recycling". From that moment on, I thought about every single item I sorted, and about sending it on with the sense of care I would send a gift. This made me feel more hopeful and connected to the people receiving them.
I wanted to bring this sense of giving into my business. Finding ABC was a lightbulb moment, a way to make giving possible and share the benefits of arta ahura towels more widely.