New WAWAW tees and prints revealedPosted by: Ashley Birch
The new prints come from Sheffield printing project, printed by us, who help vulnerable people in Sheffield ‘learn new skills and create positive change’
Sheffield’s printed by us has launched its new range of products based around one of SWFC fan’s favourite terrace chants, WAWAW (We’re All Wednesday Aren’t We).
A selection of prints and t shirts are available to pre order from printed by us online shop, which will be hand printed and posted the week commencing 24 September.
The project is supported by the club and has been designed in collaboration with local illustrators Chris Hood and Emily Redfearn.
For those unfamiliar, the ‘We’re all Wednesday Aren’t We’ chant stems from a phrase fans would say to each in the days before mobile phones, on away days. It has since become a popular chant at Hillsborough, and is even stitched into the replica shirts.
We’re told by Mark Musgrave of printed by us that they are ‘currently working on a Sheffield United design’ so Blades fans should keep their eyes peeled for thos in the coming months.
The printed by us project has been going for about two-years and operates as part of Just Works that ‘aim to support people overcoming obstacles in their lives’ and is part of the wider Archer Project that supports homeless and vulnerable people in Sheffield.
James Creed, operations manager for Printed by us, said: “It came about a couple of years ago now. We realised that people who were coming through the project, who had got some stability, who had got benefits sorted and were off the street, didn’t have anywhere to go afterwards.”
Amy Rotherham, who also works in operations, added: “There is no support for them either. I’ve heard projects just expect people to go back into normal work, and normal schemes, and they’re expected to have no time off, and not be late. Their circumstances aren’t really taken into consideration.”
For more info check their website out here. #printingpositivechange