Cassandra believes great design can change lives. So as well as helping people make their homes more beautiful through her business, she works with organisations and individuals in the community, to help people live better.

She has been the catalyst for a number special projects. In an on-going project her studio creates one-off quilts that are given to people in need.

Over the last few years, she has built a library for a homeless shelter and created a plan for redeveloping a home for teenage mothers. She is currently working with Habitat for Humanity to bring an emotional perspective to the charity’s renovation work.