The 9th May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the Liberation and to help us remember and celebrate this special day, Swoffers is challenging every islander to decorate their home, school, office or place of work with DIY recycled bunting.
‘There are lots of way to make your own bunting and lots of material you can use to make it – without damaging the environment,’ said Swoffers director Shauna Clapham.
‘As a 100% locally-owned company, our Guernsey community is really important to us and we want to do our bit to help commemorate this special anniversary.’
The Swoffers team has already been busy making bunting out of all sorts of recycled materials and is decorating the windows of its St Peter Port office with its creations.
‘We’ve used Guernsey milk cartons, out of date magazines and business cards and staff brought in some old clothes and scraps of fabric for us to turn into bunting,’ said Mel Tostevin from Swoffers creative team.
‘It’s been great fun to make and we really hope that as many people as possible have a go at making their own bunting out of whatever they can find.’
Swoffers has produced an animated video guide with some top tips on how to make your bunting and there’s also a special template and simple instructions on the website https://www.swoffers.co.uk/bunting4lib/
Members of the Swoffers team are also happy to visit any community groups who would like some help making their bunting.
‘Liberation Day is such a special day in our history and one that the whole community can commemorate and celebrate. All of us at Swoffers want to play our part,’ said Shauna.
Swoffers is also encouraging people to share their creations and any tips on how to make DIY bunting on social media using the #bunting4lib