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Tonic Helps Female Inmates Learn Social Media with Handcrafted Tweets

Tonic International, 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Made in Carcere's #TweetFromAPrison allows prisoners to communicate with the outside world

Tonic Helps Female Inmates Learn Social Media with Handcrafted Tweets

Made in Carcere, in a partnership with to Tonic International, has come up with the #TweetFromAPrison project, a dedicated line of Made in Carcere products that allows prisoners to communicate with the outside world by using Twitter in prison.

Statistics report that 80% of prisoners that learn a new skill are less likely to commit crimes after their release. And for this reason, in 2007, Made in Carcere was born.

Its goal is to provide job training and voluntary full-time employment to women imprisoned for minor offenses, while reducing waste by giving new life to unwanted textiles. It’s a sustainability idea based on the second chance philosophy: for the fabrics and for the women in prison.

In this way, they can have a salary, an opportunity to learn a craft and to have a better life once they are out of the prison. 

Learning a craft, in fact, gives them the possibility to understand better their importance to have an active role in society.

The brand asked Tonic International to find a solution and #TweetFromAPrison was born. A prisoner can sew her tweet on a bracelet and submit it to the outside world thanks to the Made in Carcere e-commerce website. A special sewing machine is connected directly to the Made In Carcere Twitter page. Every time a person tweets a reply, it will be instantly sewn by the machine and delivered inside the prison.

With the #TweetFromaPrison project, the brand wants to expose prisoners, at least conceptually, to the digital chatter that now defines modern life and can make reintegration all the more daunting.

Creative Agency

Copywriter: Matteo Maggiore

Art Director: Valerio Mangiafico

Executive Creative Director: Cristiano Tonnarelli

Creative Agency: Tonic International

Music and Sound

Music Production: Stabbiolo Music


Editor: Marco Bonini

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Daniel Pallucca

Post Production House: Iggy Post

Production Company

Director: Serena Corvaglia

DOP: Federico Annicchiarico

Executive Producer: Ascanio Capparoni

Production Company: Kappakom

Category: Charity , Corporate and social

Genre: Experiential