New skills and purpose in the prison workshop
We are committed to providing meaningful activity for prisoners and teaching them new skills.
Engaging prisoners in skilled crafts and creative, purposeful work improves their mental wellbeing. Learning helps people to gain confidence, prepare for release and pass the time. Working in small teams, on tasks, in a creative atmosphere also offers the men a safe space to reflect and look ahead to their future.
eco-friendly up cycling
Most of our products are made from up-cycling donated materials such as old curtains, upholstery swatch books, clothing factory off-cuts, pallet wood and leather scraps.
We also use natural European hemp fabric and certified organic cotton material for some customers.
We source and supply locally to keep the environmental impact of our production low, and we keep packaging to a minimum and plastic free as possible.
teaching crafts and business sense
We teach sewing, machine embroidery, leather and paper crafts to prisoners who want to learn.
Making commercial products also helps to develop business skills such as product development, costing, pricing, and merchandising.
Any revenue from product sales is used by the workshop for maintenance and to purchase new equipment and to recognize the prisoners contribution.
We hope to inspire other prison workshops to use the Conviktion brand to promote their quality commercial products.
a unique selling point
We can design customised product with very small production runs which is very helpful to small organisations. The donated materials make our product eye-catching and unique.
Please take a look at our Instagram account for product examples.
We supply charities and social enterprises, as well as some companies that are concerned about social responsibility.
We currently produce custom made bags, greeting cards, Christmas decorations, and artwork for heat transfer applications. Such transfers can be applied to T-shirts, mugs, coasters and a range of other merchandise.
our current customer list
Henley River & Rowing Museum, Henley Regatta, Reading Museum Shop, Tap Social & Proof Bakery, Ewelme Village Shop and a number of HMPrison farm shops.