2020: PPE, Modular Construction & A Weimaraner Puppy


25,000+ Protective Visors for Healthcare Workers

  • As covid19 began to bite in Northern Europe, lockdown happened. Central Manchester was baron link
  • In March we were facing a big shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). I kicked off a thread on Twitter (link) that sparked a lot of conversation about how the indie-maker community in the North West could assist healthcare by making PPE.
  • 2 months / 40 + volunteers / 1 handcrafted ordering and dispatch system / £20,000 in donations later, we had produced, sanitised, packed and distributed well over 25,000 protective visors to healthcare workers right across the UK.
  • People processed orders, printed instructions, volunteered to produce, worked their asses off and donated generously from far and wide to help us bring this to life.

This & That #21

In the summer I produced a new mix.

Afroleft · This & That #21
  • Cycling beats lockdown cabin fever link
  • Haven’t been to Cornwall in years. It was lovely to head back there this summer.
  • We figured out if you put Cornish in front of anything, it sounds scrumptious. Cornish Fuels.
  • Found some nice old tins for design inspiration.

Photo of Chaka Pup
  • In August we brought home a tiny Weimaraner puppy. She’s called Chaka and she is bananas. Namesake link
  • We were lucky enough to escape to Istanbul and Kas for a few weeks. Istanbul is a clash of east and west.

In November we moved Fetch into production; assisting the design, manufacturing, quality control and installation of Ideal’s latest £268million eco-friendly affordable homes project for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London.

  • Press coverage: Link
  • Project background Link
Ideal Modular Homes at Greenwich, London.

🏆 In December we found out we’d bagged an Award for Digital Construction Excellence from Construction News and British Construction Awards named us  Digital Initiative of the Year.