MY  STORY

Dawn Hurd

I grew up in a small village in Somerset surrounded by family and open fields. 

 

I scrumped apples, played in hay barns, scuffed my knees and rode horses.

I watched  my Grandmother's and aunties (I have 7)  knit, natter and occasionally play cards for pennies.

 

We used to meet at Nan's (Nellie's)  for elevenses, wait for 'Doughy' the local baker to drive up in his van  so we could run out and buy fresh jam doughnuts to eat with our cheese, biscuits and sugary sweet cups of tea that Nan had laid out inside.

"The notion of feeling lonely or isolated is such an alien concept to me as I have, for as long as I can remember,

been surrounded by family"  

VALUES

Isolation, loneliness & depression amongst our friends and neighbours is something I feel a responsibility we all share.

 

I am sure we all know someone who lives alone, is retired, is withdrawing from community life. 

 

A simple conversation, an offer of help with shopping or collection of medication can have a huge impact on someones day.​

PROMISE

 MISSION

To recreate elevenses at Nan's with a 'Sit & Knit' community group for elderly people at risk of isolation, loneliness & depression.

 

Whilst we sit & knit we will share stories, worries and laughter over a cup of tea and cake whilst listening to Vera Lynn maybe even enjoy a good old sing along.

  • To promote the use of 100% wool in the production of my award winning womens scarf and mens scarf knitwear collections.

  • To use recycled/recyclable packaging.

  • To use reusable  jute bags as an alternative to plastic or paper.

  • To use Cork Leather as an ethical alternative to animal leather on all of my outdoor country clothing.

  • To reduce our environmental footprint through supporting British business.

  • To donate a percentage from the sale of each hand knitted garment to charities supporting mental health.

"I HAVE THE CHANCE TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

BUSINESS DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ALL ABOUT PROFIT"

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Business Accolades

Nominee 2020 Gift of the Year.

 

Winner of the BTAA Fashion Accessory of the Year Award 2019, Made in Britain category.

 

2019 Part of the United Nations Global Goals Sustainable Development Installation at Pure London Fashion Show.

Proud registered  supporter of the Campaign for Wool

Hurd & Co

1 Cypress Drive

Puriton

Near Bridgwater

Somerset

TA7 8AQ

M: 07894231421

 

E: hello@hurdandco.com

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