Today Scope has launched its first standalone online shop, to bring you a wide and varied range of items, including many from disabled creators.
Like many charities Scope took a huge financial hit throughout the lockdowns. Their focus now is to implement an exciting and diverse range of fundraising activities to ensure the charity continues to provide vital services that support disabled people and their families.
To limit the risk of financial loss, Scope is testing the marketplace with a capsule collection of premium products, working directly with disabled artists and designers, manufacturers and print-on-demand suppliers.
The result is a stunning, colourful and accessible online shop, offering three ranges of print–on–demand designs and a range of ready–to–purchase items.
This section sees the charity collaborate with five disabled artists who have either created a unique work of art or have provided existing designs and new artwork.
The artists are:
- Abi Stevens, Abi Stevens Illustration
- Jenny McGibbon, This Thing They Call Recovery
- Kate Boyce, Kate Boyce Art
- Mahlia Amatina, neurodiverse visual artist
- Michael Hanrahan, Stigy’s Art
Scope collaborated with designer Laura Bennet, to create a series of unique, graphic designs to be used on a range of products, inspired by the charity’s accessible brand. Scope products also include the Make a Statement range. Inspired by Scope’s renowned campaigning work, customers can choose from a range of products featuring empowering statements.
This will include Scope’s Arthouse Unlimited curated collection. The online shop will offer a range of premium products from this highly successful brand, created by disabled people. The products include ceramic dog bowls, china mugs, especially for the dog lover, candles, bathing, beauty products, pin badges and fabulous chocolates.
Vivian Nutt, head of customer proposition, retail at disability equality charity Scope, says:
“We’ve really had to be more creative and ingenious in our fundraising since the start of the pandemic and this is an incredibly exciting development for Scope. Launching our new online shop not only gives us an opportunity to target our key supporter base and offer them a range of quality products, it also allows us to reach a wider audience and generate essential funds.
“Scope puts disabled people at the heart of everything we do and, working with five superbly talented disabled artist and designers, our collaboration has produced a stunning range of unique products, that will be perfect for yourself or make a truly special gift for anyone.
“Scope is highly respected for campaigning to create an equal society for disabled people and our Make a Statement range gives the charity a new platform to spread our message. We believe these statements will appeal to younger, Gen Z customers, who are renowned for standing up for what they believe in and making their voices heard.
“I encourage everyone to visit our shop and see the beautiful ranges for yourselves. Every purchase helps fund our vital support services that are a lifeline for disabled people and helps us to campaign for a fairer society.”
You can visit Scope’s new online shop is at shop.scope.org.uk .
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