Launched this month, Patchwork Present offers a new experience in gift giving but is based on a common practice. Like a traditional whip-round, Patchwork Present have created a collective and resourceful way to raise money for a much-wanted gift yet also makes for a personal, creative and rewarding experience for both those giving and receiving. It's not only more efficient but also much more fun than throwing some cash in a hat. Whatever the occasion, Patchwork Present lets friends use gift giving occasions to help each other meet needs and aspirations in tough times. It also stops people wasting time and money on unwanted gifts that end up in landfill. Volume attended the launch night at their brand new shop in Brockley, south London. Photos: Robin Pope