Companion and Co

Companion A co-design company collaborating with migrants / former refugees

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April 06, 2017

Companion & Co. is a social enterprise and a co-design company, collaborating with migrants and former refugees to create wooden stools and silk scarves.

We believe diversity is a very good thing. So our aim is to provide meaningful and sustainable employment – intertwining technology and traditional craftsmanship to create unique objects that celebrate our increasingly multicultural communities.

We are William and Kareen Durbin. Having met through engagement with former refugees and, coincidentally, both having Masters Degrees researching social enterprise, we and the company were just meant to be…

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