5.7m IMMIGRANT WOMEN IN THE U.S LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE...
is a New York City-based entrepreneurship and workforce development program that trains and supports women from low-income and immigrant communities 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.
OUR MISSION ...
is to change the economics of the apparel industry through helping underserved women overcome professional barriers within the garment industry and to achieve financial prosperity through enhanced technical efficiency and increased employment opportunities.
HOW WE Support WOMEN
HELP US EMPOWER WOMEN
Support for Custom Collaborative creates work and businesses for low-income women in garment manufacturing. Your generous gift helps participants professionalize and get hands-on experience, as well as start new new careers as artisans and entrepreneurs.
WHAT YOUR gift SUPPORTS
Custom Collaborative's comprehensive training program covers the art, craft, technique, and business of clothing. Our 3rd 14-week training cohort began in November. We are creating a network of skilled professionals and cultivating a customer base to extend Custom Collaborative's social and economic impact.
YOUR DONATION'S IMPACT
$1,200: Stipend for one Training Institute student
$800: Industrial machine
$400: Museum field trip for one class
$200: Class supplies for one student