Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Women in Business Networking Event

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Upcycled Wine Bottle Planter

5Inc is honoured to have been part of Tushiyah Advisory Services' Women in Business networking breakfast on the 8th August. The breakfast was held to celebrate Women's Day and to recognise female business owners. 5Inc was asked to provide the gifts for the delegates with the specific brief of having the gifts created by women.

5Inc's business focuses on creating products from waste material, whilst upskilling unemployed individuals.These individuals are taught technical skills such as woodworking, glass-cutting, sewing, and working with paper. During the training they are also taught to create products which are marketed by 5Inc on their behalf or which they can sell privately. This has the triple effect of teaching skills; allowing the individuals to create an income; and of instilling a revised attitude to items which would normally just be sent to landfill.

For the Tushiyah event, we provided succulent planters made from wine bottles. The wine bottles were cut by a gentleman who is trying to start a business in glass-cutting, and the planters were assembled by 2 unemployed ladies.

The event was held at La Vie en Rose at Killarney Country Club, and the owner of the venue was so impressed with the gifts that she is looking to purchase a range as decor.