Hello from Jessica

Before I start writing about all the exciting things happening at Space2b, I thought I’d introduce myself. My name is Jessica and I’ve been volunteering at Space2b since September last year. I’m usually in the shop on Sundays, and also take photos for the Space2b Instagram and Facebook page. Now I will also be writing a blog for the Space2b website, which will feature news about the shop and events, as well as some volunteer interviews. Here’s a photo of me modelling at the Space2b Fashion Show – an event we had here in November.

Photo by Ian Main, Bayside Photography

Photo by Ian Main, Bayside Photography

I found Space2b at a time when I was looking for as many interesting volunteering opportunities as I could find, and while I liked the concept, I could never have expected to feel so strongly about what we do here. It only took me a few minutes in the shop to feel the welcoming vibe of the space, and it only took a couple of days of volunteering to realise that I’d stumbled upon something really special.

The volunteers here have often met the women behind the products, which makes it even more compelling for us to share their stories with customers. This is one of my favourite things about volunteering at Space2b. Each interesting anecdote I learn about a product adds to the story of Space2b – something that I have become incredibly excited about sharing. The next blog post will be on one of Space2b’s most inspiring recent stories – Iranian refugee artist Leila Ashtiani’s recent event and exhibition.

Follow us on Instagram @space2b_design to see photos of events and new products!

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