Social enterprise offers dignity to abused women rebuilding their lives.
Survivor Rachael Bews started ALICAS to give other clothes worth wearing, presented with love.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) Unlocking Ambition Enterprise Fellowship scheme is supporting 20 established entrepreneurs to help accelerate the growth of their business and develop their potential as leaders. Here is the final profile from this year’s cohort –ALICAS Ltd.
After fleeing an abusive partner, Rachael Bews sought refuge with Scottish Women’s Aid.
There, while getting much-needed and invaluable support, she discovered that women in crisis receive donations of clothing in bin bags to help rebuild their lives.
Bews set out to change this to ensure women like her could retain their dignity, identity and confidence.