Banksy partners with social enterprise Love Welcomes in Croydon shop venture.
Banksy has partnered with social enterprise Love Welcomes as part of his latest venture: a shop in Croydon.
While the shop, Gross Domestic Product, is not actually open, the items displayed within it are to be sold via a website. Banksy has teamed up with Love Welcomes, which supports refugees, to commission women in refugee camps to hand sew welcome mats using life vests found on Lesvos beaches, which will be sold online. The mats have the word ‘welcome’ woven into them using the bright orange material, and all proceeds from sales will be retained locally to help refugees access key services.