Belkis Navas - Lead Instructor, Sewing for Jobs
Belkis is a mother, Fashion Designer and teacher committed to sharing the enjoyment and rewards of sewing. She received her diploma in Fashion Design from Richard Robinson Fashion Design Academy in Ottawa, Ontario, has been sewing and designing for women and children for over 25 years, and has been a teacher for more than 10 years. In January 2013, Belkis joined the team at EcoEquitable as the Beginner Sewing Instructor, and later as production manager assistant, she assisted with the production orders, pattern making, clients' consultant, and also managed the alterations team to enhance her experience in the sewing business. In September 2014, Belkis began teaching a new Home Décor class at EcoEquitable. With her previous experience studying Interior Design at Algonquin College, Belkis was able to use her skills and knowledge to develop the Home Décor curriculum for advanced level sewers.
In January 2015, Belkis became a full-time employee and is now the Lead instructor for the entire Sewing for Jobs program. When Belkis is not teaching at EcoEquitable, she aims to revive the art of sewing by teaching young children aged 5-9 and producing one of a kind garments for special events (wedding, evening, and wearable art pieces).