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Dickies Sponsor Tog Studio

Dickies Sponsor Tog Studio

Dickies, the internationally renowned workwear brand, have joined forces with Tog Studio who host live-build projects which teach practical construction skills, by donating clothing essential for safety on site.The boathouse will first be pre-fabricated in Glasgow, before setting sail to Tiree

The enterprise has gone from strength to strength and Tog Studio built a community Boathouse last June. The success of this event means that Tog Studio have been invited back to the Isle of Tiree to build Phase 2 of the Boathouse this summer and the project is going to be scaled up to give more participants the chance to attend this more challenging build.

Tog Studio run live-build summer schools for students who want to learn practical construction skills.  In June 2014 Tog Studio will run a summer school where a team of architects, engineers, students and self-build enthusiasts will build a community Boathouse. 

Micheal Holliday, architect and director at Tog Studio said: "We hope to build the Boathouse in one week on a remote Scottish Island with inexperienced students.  This means it is necessary for us to pre-fabricate the structure in Glasgow before setting sail to Tiree. 

“Once on site we will be joined by the full compliment of twenty participants when the real work will start.  Although it's a 'summer school' the weather on Scottish Islands is notoriously changeable and this can be demanding on participants who are not used to manual work outdoors.  So having the right equipment is essential.  We're extremely grateful to Dickies for supporting our event by supplying the hard hats, rigger boots and branded high-vis vests which will keep us safe."

Maurice Morton, sales & marketing director at at Dickies enthused: “We are proud to be helping Tog Studio, who enable people to gain new skill sets by working on projects like these, again this year. Dickies supply only the highest quality products from the most reputable sources.”

•    For further information or images, please contact Tracey Treanor on 01923 269490 or e-mail tracey@chicanemarketing.co.uk

•    For more information on all safety workwear from Dickies, visit: www.dickiesworkwear.com

•    For more information on Tog Studio, visit: www.togstudio.co.uk/portfolio/boathouse

Photos credited to Sebb Hathaway