Stitches in Time works in the LB of Tower Hamlets, using a variety of sewing skills and textiles programmes to improve employability skills, improve English language skills among migrant and refugee women, reduce isolation among older people.  Their FabricWorks programme provides women with a supportive environment in which they can learn a trade, appropriate skills and the confidence to earn an income, building up a professional portfolio.  The social enterprise side of FabricWorks undertakes commissions and produces high end children’s clothing. Trusthouse has awarded a Major Revenue grant of £60,000 over three years' towards the salary costs of staff who provide the outreach work of Stitches in Time and deliver the FabricWorks programme

Woman sitting at a sewing machine, folding a strip of fabric