Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
EXCERPT
HEADLINEFormer Syrian refugee uses tailoring skills to stitch together new life in N.S.
MEDIA
CTV
DATE
Mar 10, 2020
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Last year, a former Syrian refugee decided to open a tailoring shop at the mall in Bridgewater, N.S. With his tailoring business doing well, his company started growing. >> Fashion; Sewing; Entrepreneurship.

HEADLINEEthical fashion? These women offer a new pattern.
MEDIA
Christian Science Monitor
DATE
Jan 08, 2020
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Some critics voice concerns they never act on. When Hoda Katebi couldn’t find the kind of fashion company she wanted to do business with, she created it herself - an immigrant and refugee-run fashion production cooperative on Chicago’s North Side, called Blue Tin Production. How is her vision of a humane workplace playing out? >> Fashion. Sewing; Entrepreneurship

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MEDIA
Chicago Sun-Times
DATE
Feb 01, 2019
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A new fashion production co-op owned by refugee and immigrant women is in the developing stages. >> Manufacturing; Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Fashion, Sewing
Type:
Basic skills with English, Entrepreneurship
Organizers:
Heritage Skills Development Centre (HSDC)
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
No minimum specified
Sectors:
Accounting and finance, Banking & finance, Engineering, Health care, Hospitality, IT (Information technology), Teaching, Technology
Type:
Mentoring, Training with newcomer focus
Organizers:
Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
Start Date:
Not yet confirmed or scheduled
Minimum CLB:
4

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