Following the success of Café Artysans we wanted to take this commitment to quality and detail and expand the Artysans brand of social enterprise. The result is our re-branded Harbour Road workshop ‘Made by Artysans’, a bespoke printing service that provides customised clothing and accessories for individuals and businesses.
‘Made By…’ employs over 20 trainees working alongside our experienced staff and trainers. Trainees at our Harbour Road workshop learn a range of practical, technical and numerical skills during their placements. They also learn the basics of good workplace practice, customer service and how to cooperate effectively as part of a team.
Placements at Made by Artysans underline Calman’s belief in young people ‘learning by doing’; printing, tailoring and embroidery are hands-on skills that often initially take our trainees out of their comfort zones. We require our trainees to get to grips with a range of different technologies, techniques as well as the aiming to live up to the high expectations of our customers and trainers.
Made By Artysans serves large organisations as well as individuals and, like all of Calman’s social enterprises, competes with professional high-street competition for customers. The resulting need for quality work means that trainees are challenged and must be treated as full members of the team. Calman aims to make sure that all of our trainees leave ‘Made By…’ having learned transferable skills they can take forwards when progressing into the world of work.
Any prospective customers can visit Made By Artysan’s commercial website here or by navigating there through the ‘Calman Network’ links on the top right hand side of the site.