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Bo'ness Public School Johari Fashion Show
Bo’ness Public School, P3 Class showed off their many talents on Friday 1st March during their Fashion Show which was organised to tie in with Fair Trade Fortnight, promote the Johari Seedlings collection and raise funds for Johari Foundation. It was a great success! All of the children put 100% effort into their job making this a real team effort. Staff and parents also helped behind the scenes and some even became models! There was a real sense of community, having all parties involved in this event. Tickets for the event sold very quickly and the evening was a huge success. The children, staff and parents put their heart and soul into putting this show together and it went down a treat with the audience. The children left on a high, very very excited about the whole experience, while the parents left being very proud of their children and the achievements.
Summerhall Christmas Fayre
We attended Noir! Summerhall Christmas Fayre on Saturday 8th December in Edinburgh, it was a busy event with lots of stalls selling lovely Christmas gifts, the Johari products were very popular, with the Marini Necklace proving to be the best seller of the day!
Anna, aged 6 from George Heriot's School in Edinburgh recently held a Johari sales event in her house as well as at the George Heriot's Christmas Fair! Anna prepared for the events by handing out Johari invitations to all her family and friends at school as well as showing her classmates some "About Me" books made by some of the children on the Miale Programmes. She had a brilliant time setting up the display stand, packaging up purchases and counting up the money made from the sales! Between the Johari Party at her house and the Christmas Fair a massive £903 was made which is an incredible amount!
Anna says "I had fantastic fun helping to sell Johari clothes and jewellery"
It's so encouraging to see children have such a strong desire to get involved and help out. A massive thank you Anna and her Mum, Elizabeth for all your hard work and effort!
Blackness Christmas Fayre
We attended the Blackness Christmas Fayre at the beginning of December. Another busy event with customers loving the new Seedlings range as well as the new glass beaded jewellery. We think there’s going to be lots of people opening up a Johari gift this year!
Johari and Hibiscus Flower Evening
In September Sarah from the Hibiscus Flower boutique in Stockbridge invited us along to have a Johari Sales Evening in her shop. Guests were invited to come and browse our various Johari collections as well as enjoy a glass or two of bubbly!
Taste of Africa Event
On Wednesday 8th of August our Summer Intern’s for Johari spent a few weeks planning and organising an event to promote Johari’s collection of handmade products. The Taste of Africa event which was held in Edinburgh city centre was well attended and the guests were truly impressed by the latest Johari clothing and jewellery collection. They also marveled at the examples of craft work and projects that children on Johari Foundation’s Miale Programmes had created during the After School activities. The fashion show was the highlight of the evening and our lovely volunteer models presented both Johari’s popular classic items; including the much loved Kilele dresses and the latest collection recently arrived from Kenya.
The African inspired prints and bold, bright colours gave the already sunny evening an enhanced African feel. A video showing the Kenyan children who benefit from being on the Miale Programmes created a touching moment for all guests. Their exuberance for life and happy smiling faces made the audience smile and helped to enforce the benefits of the support they receive from Johari Foundation’s Social Development Programmes. Our interns said; “Our time with Johari has given both Sarah and I a great sense of achievement as we have been able to apply what we’ve learnt in the fashion marketing class to promote a Social Enterprise and as a result help less fortunate children to have a brighter future. We are really grateful that Ruth and Laura could offer such a precious opportunity for us to intern in this lovely company and it was a really great experience to work with Johari over the summer in Edinburgh!”
Strathallan School Fundraiser at Gleneagles
We were lucky enough to spend the day at the beautiful Gleneagles Hotel for a fundraiser organised by Strathallan School with all proceeds going towards hospice charity, CHAS. The afternoon involved an afternoon tea with a fashion show featuring clothing from Hobbs, Ted Baker and of course, Johari! We also had our sales stall featuring clothing shown on the catwalk as well as our Seedlings and Johari at Home ranges. A massive £14,000 was raised for CHAS which is an incredible amount.
Merchiston Fashion Show
Amazing surroundings and a bright and unusually balmy Spring evening helped set the scene for a successful Johari Fashion Show at Merchiston School in Edinburgh on 22nd March.
Ruaraidh Drummond a sixth form pupil organised and project managed the event to raise funds for Johari Foundation and raise awarness and sales of the Johari clothing brand. Supported by pupils from St Georges and Merchiston Schools who modelled the clothing and jewellery, Ruaraidh was able to stage a fantastic event.
The models looking elegant and stunning in the Johari range as they paraded down the catwalk to the delight of the audience. Afterwards there was the opportunity to purchase items from the Johari sales stand.
This was a successful event in raising funds of over £400 for Johari Foundation and sales of Johari clothing and accessories. A BIG THANK YOU to Ruaraidh, his friends and the school for helping to support Johari.