We are proud of Cucumber and proud of every single person and process behind it as well as our associations with charities and social enterprises.
You can find out more about our 5 Mile radius, all the ways we are trying to lighten our environmental footprint and help our local economy here.
Our Social Enterprise Partner Women in Travel CIC Cucumber has supported a variety of charities and social enterprises from the very start. We are delighted to have begun supporting Women in Travel, the social enterprise that helps women overcoming challenges, return to work.
Women in Travel (CIC) started life as a gender-focused platform at World Travel Market 2014 in London. Growing successfully from then onwards, in 2017 it was incorporated as a social enterprise dedicated to empowering women through employability and entrepreneurship in Travel Tourism and Hospitality. The brain-child of Alessandra Alonso, who has been recognised as a trailblazer when it comes to gender diversity in the industry. Women in Travel partners with employers and charities to provide the first Women Returners service through which the industry can access a pool of marginalised but often highly skilled women who are eager to get back to work.
Cucumber is Making Masks Breathable and reusable, lined with our flyweight jersery, there are nine different patterns to choose from. Linings are made from our offcuts while the lightweight lawn outer is made from end of the line fabric rolls in either cotton or cotton/poly prints.
For every two masks sold, one will be donated to our social enterprise partners Women in Travel, who help support and empower women overcoming challenges returning to work and UpWork who organise mask donations to key workers in at risk communities.