Hi , I want to tell you about something called Sewing Together :)
Fashion is a form of art which allows to express yourself trough color and style .
In some parts of Africa the particular way of creation hasn’t changed for centuries and the well preserved beauty is still hidden from the public eye.
My name Maja , I am a model turned fashion designer , currently living and working as a brand agent in Paris. I have been working in the industry for over 10 years and that’s why I have decided to share all I know and created Sewing Together , a non-profit educational program which aim is to give qualifications to women who didn’t have a chance to finish their education.
My story started in Uganda where I met a group of young individuals who wanted to improve their lives and create a save workspace. They had already started a company called Kimuli Fashionability which was using fashion not only to generate income, but help the environment by using recycled materials and training in tailoring people with disability.
By collaboration with Sewing Together, they were able to increase the production and create a business plan which after a very short time allowed to hire additional 5 people.
This year I went to Kenya . I have joined Nairobi Girls Training Center, and with supervision of Salvation Army we gave education to 20 talented young girls.
With a help of friends and family I have raised the money to buy 3 industrial sewing machines , one overlocker and all the necessary materials for all the students.
Sewing Together allowed them to master the skill of sewing and pattern making and empowered them for the next stage.
Here is my message to you . I am searching for funds which will help to equip and create a safe production place .
Our aim is to make innovative collections which would use local fabrics and respect the traditions, make uniforms for students who can’t afford them and generate income which proceeds can be invested further into creating sewing spots all over the country.
Please help by donating or purchasing Sewing Together product on www.mkotala.com
Watch Our Story : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Evm4iHxz4&t=228s