Upcycle Clothes to Empower Domestic Abuse Survivor

by Deborah Worrell in Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £235

raised so far



One's Of A Kind! Our workshop teaches women upcycling and recycling skills, which promotes both sustainability and empowering women.

by Deborah Worrell in Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 25th April 2023 we'd raised £205 with 10 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER: Deborah Worrell


My journey through domestic abuse was a challenging one that left me struggling with dysfunction for years. The impact of the abuse was profound, causing depression, low self-esteem, and a lack of confidence. However, I refused to be defined by my experiences and dedicated time to heal from the abuse. I emerged stronger and determined to help other women who have faced similar challenges to rise above their circumstances.


This is how Time 2 Rise was born. Time 2 Rise is a Community Interest Company who's focus is on the restoration of women's emotional, financial, spiritual, mental, physical and social growth. Through public speaking, workshops, retreats, and the creation of my dynamic twelve week R.I.S.E Program (Regain, Independence & Strength 2 Empower) we have been able to inspire and support many women to overcome their struggles and build a brighter future for themselves. 


Through the help and support from the Impact hub Kings Cross https://london.impacthub.net I have merged my passion for supporting women with my love for fashion and sustainability, to create another project called One's Of A Kind. The concept behind the workshop is taking something old, unwanted, discarded, useless and turn it into something new, vibrant, beautiful, useful and wanted. Many of the women that have experienced Domestic Abuse feel useless, unwanted, hopeless and discarded. Our mission is to inspire these women to take action and believe in themselves. If they can take action to transform items of clothing we believe they have the ability to take action to transform their lives too and we are here to support them on that journey.


1677672209_img_20230301_120214.pngIn January of this year, I conducted a four-week pilot workshop, which was met with overwhelmingly positive feedback. The experience not only helped me fine-tune the workshop, but it also demonstrated the value of our mission and the potential for One's Of A Kind to make a real difference in the lives of women who have experienced domestic abuse.

During the pilot, we created a safe space where women could share their stories and learn new skills while enjoying refreshments and laughter. It was truly inspiring to witness the unity that formed and the transformation that took place in just four short weeks.

Building on the success of the pilot, I am excited to launch One's Of A Kind new venture that promotes sustainability and empowerment through upcycling and recycling clothes and reach even more women. With your support, we can provide a safe, empowering environment for survivors of domestic abuse to learn new skills, build confidence, and create a brighter future for themselves.



I am looking for women to partner with me and build a team made up of passionate individuals who share the same vision of creating a safe and supportive community for women to learn, grow, and become empowered. With One's Of A Kind, we want to provide women who have experienced domestic abuse with a creative outlet that promotes sustainability and reduces waste. We believe that upcycling and recycling clothes not only gives new life to old garments but also helps women to believe they also can transform and rebuild their confidence and regain control over their lives



The funds we raise will be used to promote and provide workshops and pay for a tutor, build a website, purchase materials, refreshments and equipment, and create a permanent safe and supportive space for women to come together and learn. Our vision is to empower women to become self-sufficient, confident independent women by providing them with the tools and skills they need for employment, become business owner and to succeed in life.



We are passionate about making a real difference in the lives of women who have experienced domestic abuse. Through our community-based approach, we aim to provide employment opportunities and business creation by imparting new skills in our workshops. Our ultimate goal is to establish upcycling stores, featuring unique clothes created by our skilled women.

Join us in promoting sustainability, creativity, and empowerment through One's Of A Kind. We're excited about the impact we can create by working together to create a brighter future for these women.

With your support, we can continue to make strides towards our goals and create a world where every woman has the opportunity to succeed.

Thank you for considering supporting our mission. We're thrilled to have you join us in making a difference in the world. Together, we can achieve great things.



"The grow retreat it was a powerful  experience" - Angela

"The weekend pulled me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to stop hiding and not be afraid" - Brenda 

"Absolutely amazing, uplifting, inspirational, I learnt so much and I met some amazing women"- Dhianna




This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Personalised Tote Bag

As a token of our appreciation for your invaluable support, we'd like to offer you a personalised tote bag with your initials on it, made from upcycled materials. It's our small way of saying thank you for joining us in our mission to empower women who have experienced domestic abuse while promoting sustainability. Your bag is stylish and functional, perfect for carrying your daily essentials while making a statement about your commitment.

£40 or more

Gift bag

Upcycled handmade gift bag with 2 natural products (lip balm, soap)

£60 or more

Coffee and Coaching (online)

Coffee and Coaching have a one-to-one coaching session. Bring your ideas, challenges, and goals, and let's get to work finding solutions.

£80 or more

1hr Business Consultation (online)

1hr Business Consultation Bring your business ideas and let's get to work on making your idea a reality.

£200 or more

2hr Public Speaking Training (online)

2hr Public Speaking training areas we will cover. 1. Introduction to Public Speaking 2. Preparing for a Speech 3. Managing Anxiety and Nervousness 4. Storytelling Techniques 5. Delivery Skills 6. Practicing and Delivering the Speech

£250 or more

One-To-One Upcycling Training (online)

One-to-One Upcycling Training. You will have your personal tutor teach you how to upcycle an item of clothing of your choice. Your item will be unique to you, One of a Kind!

£375 or more

Hot Tub Weekend

Hire the Hot Tub for a whole weekend! (delivery charge may be added) The weather is changing, why not take advantage of this great reward? Do you have a celebration coming up, this could be a great addition to your special day, and you will be supporting a great cause.

£500 or more

Personal Stylist (in person)

Personal Stylist (5hrs in person) Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but are still stuck with what to wear? Our personal stylist will use their expertise to create a style from your clothes that you will love and cherish for years to come.

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