Sew Much Hope* hosts workshops for refugee women to learn new sewing skills, help them build confidence, and to work together to sew items to sell in the community and online.
One of the most popular products RAMWI’s Sew with Hope program makes and sells is “Tie’d with Love” necklaces; beautiful one-of-a-kind statement necklaces made from deconstructed silk neckties. Please support our work and women newly arrived in our community by helping us collect donated silk ties!
Donations can be dropped off in the church office.
Criteria for tie donations:
1. If it’s stinky or badly stained we can’t use it!
2. 100% silk (bulky polyester ties are too thick for our beads)
3. If it is not stained or smelly, we can create beautiful jewelry from all colors and patterns, the brighter the better in our eyes!
*Sew Much Hope Project is the collaborative social enterprise program of RAMWI (Refugee and Migrant Women’s Initiative). The purpose of this program is to create access to economic development and a safe, culturally informed environment for women to learn new skills, build confidence, and have an empowered sense of personal agency. The women in the social enterprise work together to sew high-quality women’s accessories and home decor items, which are sold on our website and at local craft markets. As a result, the women working in Sew Much Hope Project feel empowered in their abilities, healed through the power of connecting with other women, rooted in their new home, and proud of refugee and migrant women’s contributions to our local economy and the greater community.