The Same Difference Collection
The Same Difference collection was designed by Corinne Lewis-Ward. Corinne spent time carrying out a series of workshops with a selection of women that are supported by The Millin Charity.
“It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the B collective journey. The women I met during these workshops were really inspirational and they shared their own unique skills and heritage with me which was a real privilege. It was great to see such a diverse group of women working together and supporting each other’s dreams and ambitions. The women and their diverse heritage inspired me to produce a series of original fabric patterns. These patterns were transformed into three main products to raise awareness and much-needed funds for The Millin Charity through the B Collective project.”
The T-Shirts are 100% organic and free trade, the bags are 100% organic and screen printed in the North East. The reusable cups help customers reduce landfill waste and are manufactured in the UK from a zero waste facility.
Corinne Lewis-Ward is an artist, designer, and mum of two. She was born in London but moved to the North East 20 years ago. After studying photography in Newcastle she knew she wanted to use her creative skills in a distinct way. Corinne started creating her own original designs through her company Powder Butterfly in 2012, drawing on her love of travel and having made the North East her home she began to create a collection of products inspired by landmarks in Newcastle & Gateshead. The popularity of these products meant that she could develop a number of other collections including her home town London collection & York collection. More recently she has developed a Whitley Bay and Farne Islands collection. Many of her designs have been bought by local people who love to support a Powder Butterfly, but her products have also been sent to New York, Brasil, Washington, Australia, Belgium, & Los Angeles.
“I’ve always loved British landmarks and, when I couldn’t find any high-quality souvenirs to buy for a friend of mine, I decided to create my own. I am always so thrilled when people support what I do, and I get especially excited when my designs end up all over the world.”