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Welcome to We Made This


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Welcome to We Made This


 

We Made This is a sewing and job skills training program designed for refugees in the Metro Denver Area focusing on self-empowerment. 

Our mission is to unlock the courage and creativity of refugees through a multicultural sewing community by activating leadership and building sustainable partnerships.

 

 
 
 
 

ref·u·gee  /refyo͝oˈjē/  noun

a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.


Refugees often experience difficulty gaining employment due to a lack of formal workplace experience, familial and cultural barriers, post traumatic stress, and limited English language skills.

We Made This enables refugees to create better lives for themselves and their families through the development of sewing, production, sales, and entrepreneurial skills.

 
 
There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.
— Kofi Annan
 
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a global community


a global community


 

The artisan women in our community come from all around the world, each bringing their unique cultures, values, and life experiences to the artistic process.

 

 
 

To showcase the diversity of cultures at We Made This, we purchase a variety of imported fabrics, including African kitenge and kanga, batiks, woven Burmese fabrics, Thai cotton prints, South American woven textiles, indigo fabric, and mud cloth.  This variety adds to the uniqueness of our products and contributes to the story of integration we hope to show through our designs.

In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
— Maya Angelou
 
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a social enterprise


a social enterprise


 

Currently We Made This enables refugees to earn supplemental income through the sale of their products. 

Our vision is to create a self-sustainable Denver-based sewing initiative, providing sewing training and economic opportunity to refugees in order to be successful in America while impacting the local manufacturing industry and building a stronger local economy.

 

 
 
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
 

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