About

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is a New York City-based entrepreneurship and workforce development program that trains and supports low-income women, especially immigrant women, to launch viable apparel careers and businesses. By learning the standard techniques and ethical business practices of the garment industry, our clients professionalize their sewing and design skills, overcome barriers to employment, and ultimately, change the economics of the apparel industry.

What We Do

CC teaches women to create and sell high-quality and sustainably sourced made- to-measure garments, enabling them to support themselves and to meet other women’s need for clothing that actually fits their bodies. CC customers will find a valuable alternative to the “fast fashion” that exploits people and the environment, while trainees and graduates receive support for their development and entrepreneurial endeavors.