Made From Manchester
Made from Manchester has been created by two teenagers looking to raise money for a good cause using their love of fashion, style and all things Manchester. Callum Ballantine and Samir Kamani set up a brand that style conscious Mancunians will wear with pride. As Callum was being treated for bone cancer on a Teenage Cancer Trust ward the money raised by the sales all went to TCT.
Callums legacy is the Made From Manchester brand that has been adopted by many people both Mancunians and those with empathy to the City and the cause. Following the atrocities in Manchester and the suicide bomber at a concert Made From Manchester would like you to buy one of our new designs and wear it with pride. All proceeds from these sales will be donated to Manchester City Councils Red Cross Fund.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the bomb and the love and support we can all offer each other is vital at this time.
We would like to share this beautiful poem with you. Written by Ryan Williams.
A grey Tuesday morning, ‘neath Lancastrian skies
We wake once again to wipe tears from our eyes.
Forced to wear robes of weakness ad pity,
As cowards attack the very heart of our city.
Like always, we’ll comfort and hold one another,
A Mancunian family of sisters and brothers.
For a time our strut is reduced to a stagger,
But make no mistake, we’ll rekindle our swagger.
We’ll learn how to live with another deep scar.
If you think you can beat us, you don’t know who we are!
We’re Collyhurst, Ancoats, Moston and Sale.
We’re Oldham and Bury; Ashton; Rochdale.
We’re Pankhurts and Turing, the Gallagher Brothers,
We’re Morrissey, Marr and a million others!
We’re a city of workers, a city of shirkers.
A city of tracksuits, and bibles and burkas.
Vegetarian, Rastafarian, Athiest, Jew.
100 red! 100% blue.
We’re each of us different but never alone.
In the Cosmopolitopia, we get to call ‘home’.
So, come at us again, and again if you must.
Time after time we’ll rise from the dust.
You’ll never prevail – not against us…
This is Manchester, our MANCHESTER
And the bees still buzz!
All profits go to the Manchester Emergency Fund.