On the night of our launch, with a lot of help from the team at The Yurt Care and our dear friends and family - 120 guests were welcomed with a delicious Autumn cocktail (huge thanks to Sipsmith & Fever-Tree) and the sounds of the wonderful three piece playing soft american jazz.
Everyone congregated outside amongst the flares, candles and chimineas on the warm autumn eve before being beckoned down to the big screen. No one quite knew where they were being taken and were all amazed to find tucked away around the corner was a huge screen with PICO projected on it and an amphitheater dug out the ground. Such an atmospheric spot, in the pitch-black with the sounds and lights of the DLR occasionally flying by in the distance. Here we gave a talk to everyone about our journey so far and showed pictures of our trip to India alongside what we had been learning about conventional cotton & clothing manufacturings and the benefits of organic and fair trade.
Anna from the Yurt cafe’s delicious squash curry was served up in the community Hub which everyone raved about and we got multiple requests for the recipe. The yurt was then filled with folk listening to the incredible tunes and enjoying organic cider from our home county Dorset and Toast beer which is made from left over bread.
PICO then had its first experience of running a shop as everyone was able to buy a pair of PICO pants and postcards and we were so happy that so many people did.
An unforgettable and incredibly special evening and we couldn’t be more happy to have launched PICO at The Yurt Cafe. Thank you so much to all at St. Katharine’s Precinct.
Keep an eye out for PICO's "Gather & Mend" community evenings starting in November at The Yurt Cafe!
Venue: The Yurt Cafe
Music : Whiskey Moon Face