Colne, Lancashire – Jonathan Drinkwater, 25, who has autism has started his own business selling hand-designed craft bags across the world.
The Lancashire Telegraph reports that two years ago Jonathan decided he wanted to design and make a bag. His mother, Lynne was so pleased with it that she put it on Facebook and they started to get orders.
Jonathan’s Facebook page is AWEtistic Desines.
“I like putting the different pieces together and when I finish making a bag I am really proud. It makes me feel good.”
Each bag is constructed over four hours. His largest order was for 40 small bags for a craft retreat in Bedfordshire.
Jonathan has been helped in his business by Enterprising People In Ribble Valley (EPRV) whose remit is to assist people with business ideas.
John Hamer, Jonathan’s full-time carer for the last 11 years said:
“I think the work that Jonathan does is truly inspirational and he is so dedicated. He takes a great pride in every bag that he makes.”
The full article in the Lancashire Telegraph can be read here