At The Big Issue, we love literacy and libraries – now you can show off your own passion thanks to a library assistant’s lockdown labour of love to launch a fashion brand.
Lottie Begg, a senior library assistant at the Lord Louis Library in Newport, Isle of Wight, has been hard at work creating Public Library Apparel since the building closed its doors due the Covid-19 pandemic.
Initially her bid for a creative outlet turned an idea to sell the stylish, book-inspired t-shirts at her library to raise vital funds for the service.
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But now her plans have evolved to help libraries all over the UK with 20 per cent of the profits from each garment sold going to a library of the customer’s choice.
Lottie is now plotting a Kickstarter campaign to kick off in September in a bid to raise £2,500 to cover printing, postage and promotion of the new brand.