At Would Works it takes a village to create jobs and cutting boards! This Craft Industry Alliance article details how design and craft businesses support craft-centered non-profits like ours through donating proceeds and products.
Would Works limited edition LA City Blocks made the cover of the Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) this month. This year's annual holiday gift guide features alumni makers and alumni-run non-profits--and Would Works happens to check both boxes.
We're thrilled to announce our October residency atLehrer Architects LA in Silver Lake. We are holding work sessions in the firm's workshop (or RaD Room) with eight women from theDowntown Women's Centeron Mondays and Wednesdays this month.
Would Works just finished a custom commission of twenty branded risers for WayB carseats. These solid poplar boxes will travel around the country as part of the WayB trade show booths. We engraved their logo on all four sides for maximum versatility and brand visibility.
Would Works recently lost our donated workshop space and we are facing a programing hiatus while we look for a new home. We need your help to find a new home for Would Works so we can continue to offer the job opportunities and programing to our amazing team of artisans.
We recently finished a custom commission forTwo Tails Pet Company. These handsome display racks are being featured at pet stores across the country. Would Works staff designed this sturdy plywood rack with a simple slot joint so it assembles easily without tools or fasteners and packs flat for economical shipping.
Would Works designed and created 1100 unique wooden "traveling shabbat candles" for IKAR's annual Purim gift bag. These small portable candles are perfect for outdoor shabbat dinners or for ceremonies on the go.
Edify TV came to Would Works last month to feature our program for the Charity Spotlight Series. Would Works volunteer Jordan Gavaris is better known for his roll as Felix in Orphan Black, but when he's not busy acting you can find him at the drill press or the workbench sanding with the Would Works artisans.
On 12/5/18 Would Works will have a booth at Engage LA's The Gift of Giving expo at the Getty House in LA. On 12/9/18 we will be at Community on Cosmo at the Hollywood Farmers' Market. Come get your hand-made gifts in person!
The LA Times, LA2050, Done Good, and the For the Love podcast all featured Would Works' unique hand-made products in their 2018 Holiday Gift guides. Sales during the holiday season are crucial to the success of our social enterprise, so thanks for the great press!