We Made This | Artisan Products by Refugee Women

Fashioning Change

We Made This is a social enterprise that provides psycho-social integration, skills training, and supplementary income for refugees.

Our Mission

We Made This is a 12-week employment skills training program that targets refugees facing multiple barriers to integration into the Denver community. Introductory, intermediate, and artisan classes focus on sewing and communication skills, hands-on production, and familiarization with business needs. WMT also produces handbags, accessories, and items for the home, with 55% of sales profits going to the person that crafted the good. 

Our Impact

The outcome of WMT is multi-faceted:

  • Social interaction and feelings of belonging and inclusion

  • ESL training and English-language competency

  • Skill set development

  • Workforce readiness with a pathway to employment

  • Supplementary income