Red Dragon Flagmakers

Challenge Wales provides an experience, out of the ordinary, that encourages personal growth, increases social motivation and develops soft skills beyond what can be learned in a classroom. The collaboration between Red Dragon Flagmakers and Challenge Wales will highlight that working together is a smarter business model with the bonus of positive social outcomes.

Red Dragon Flagmakers manufactures world class traditional sewn and quality printed custom flags and banners. The social enterprise was official supplier to the NATO Summit Wales in 2014 and their client list includes the European Space Agency, the BBC, the Royal Yacht Squadron and British Airways but will now also make the custom livery for the Challenge Wales vessels.

“Enabling people is at the core of both our organisations” says CEO of Red Dragon Flagmakers, Jo Ashburner Farr. Sailing and manufacturing both tend to be perceived as either elitist and separated from mainstream activities and skills, neither of which are taught in mainstream educational channels. By combining our efforts, we hope to encourage people from every walk of life to join in the life changing experiences we offer whether it be at sea or in a creative workshop environment.

Behind the scenes….the cutting room floor!

Making the Challenge Wales banner flag is a big job, but easily done by our Red Dragon Flagmaker friends, check out these photos as our flag is put together!