There are many great sewing-related social enterprises across Canada that offer goods and services in their communities. Below are some of the great ones that we know about. Check out their websites and support them! If we’re missing anything, please send us a message via our Contact page.
Cutting Edge (Winnipeg, Manitoba): Trains Newcomer women in sewing, providing training for local businesses and makes products for local markets including bags, tees, uniforms and custom-sewing projects.
Haween Enterprises (Toronto, Ontario): Contract sewing with support from the Somali Women and Children's Support Network.
Petites Mains (Montreal, Quebec): Sewing training for Newcomer women with coop placements. Custom sewing for all your projects.
Sewing Seeds (Victoria, British Columbia): non-profit organization dedicated to helping to set up 'self sustaining' sewing schools internationally with projects in Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Peru, Mexico, Haiti & Canada.
Skilled Accents (London, Ontario): A social enterprise that employs marginalized immigrants and refugees to create eco-friendly decorative pillows.