Cushions Made in Digbeth
BITA Pathways has been successfully providing a range of services for adults experiencing mental health concerns for over 50 years. One of the charity’s many social enterprises is Textiles by St Anne’s, who as of this month, will be supplying an exclusive range of cushions to the new flagship John Lewis store in Birmingham City Centre.
The pictured cushions are based on the designs of BITA client Jason Clarke, who uses art to manage the symptoms of his bipolar disorder. Jason hopes that this collaboration will empower other bipolar artists and raise awareness of the positive impact he has experienced by using art as an outlet and by engaging with BITA Pathways.
Abigail Borg, who has a studio at the Custard Factory, will also see her designs turned into cushions for John Lewis by Textiles by St Anne’s. Abigail specifically chose to partner with BITA, to ensure her designs were Made in Digbeth, while contributing positively to the local economy through her social enterprise engagement.
For more information or to see the cushions for yourself, why not visit John Lewis Birmingham at Grand Central?