Refugee Artisan Initiative

Empowering refugee and immigrant women to become self-sufficient

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At Refugee Artisan Initiative, our mission is to transform the lives of refugee and immigrant women by providing sustainable employment in sewing and handcrafting products.

We want to provide our artisans income-generating  opportunities by giving them new skills and utilizing their existing skills from their home countries to make our product line and for other companies.

We aim to grow from supporting 5 artisans in 2018 to at least 50 by 2021. To do that, we will be focusing efforts on our small-batch sewing manufacturing service for other companies.  In addition, we will be adding new retail product lines, selling in more retail and online outlets, and adding new industrial-grade equipment and training for more efficiency and higher quality outputs.

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sewing, manufacturing, small batch, sewing service, home sewers, jewelry, fabric jewelry, non-profit, artisans, upcycled, refugees, immigrants, women

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