We've had the privilege of spending the last two weeks with Custom Collaborative as fellows! We are all so proud to be Ambassadors to support their mission.
Join Custom Collaborative to raise funds to support their next class of fashion entrepreneurs!
See below to learn about the amazing things they do.
Training Institute: Their comprehensive 14-week training institute teaches the art, craft, and technique of fashion design. Their training also includes extensive instruction on fashion business basics including marketing, sourcing, ethical manufacturing, and sustainable fashion, along with personal finance. Students graduate equipped with a toolkit to begin a career in fashion.
Business Incubator: Their business incubator offers management consulting, mentorship, technical assistance, advanced training, and professional equipment to Training Institute graduates and others in the fashion industry. Their goal is to maximize work opportunities and improve socio-economic outcomes for all women.
Worker-Owned Cooperative (launching Fall 2019): The worker-owned sewn-goods cooperative is comprised of Custom Collaborative graduates. They accept sample and contract manufacturing orders of 1 - 200 pieces
Watch their film, Fashion Is Love, to learn more.
Where your donation goes:
$1400: Stipend for one Training Institute student
$900: Industrial sewing machine and table
$500: Career Day (class trip to a design studio with career coaching)
$150: Tools of the Trade (fabric, thread, needles, scissors, pattern paper)
$475: Metro card for student transportation
Every amount helps!