Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is moving to increase its domestic production of personal protective equipment for health-care workers across Canada. >> Sewing.
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.
Ontario is so desperate for industrial painters, sewing-machine operators and electronic assemblers that it wants to throw open its doors to lower-skilled foreign workers, promising them permanent residency in exchange for taking up a job in manufacturing. The catch is the newcomers have to work outside Greater Toronto. >> Manufacturing
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
Kay Habib, an interior designer and owner of Skilled Accents in London, Ontario, an immigrant herself from Pakistan, started her own an interior design business. In 2018, she began rescuing discontinued fabric samples and swatches to manufacture decorative pillows. Her company now has a showroom in northwest London and employs nine Syrian and Iraqi refugee women. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women
Nine women in London, Ontario, are turning scrap fabric into accent pillows through Skilled Accents. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women
A creative partnership in Winnipeg provides specialized sewing skills training to help bridge the gap between newcomers and an employer looking for highly specialized workers. >> Sewing
Ask Mayor Doug McCallum to list his favourite parts of Surrey's Guildford neighbourhood and it doesn't take him long to get to the heart of the community — the mall. >> Retail; Sewing; Entrepreneurship
After globalization nearly killed it with manufacturers moving abroad to find cheaper labour, a revival of textile product manufacturing in Winnipeg is once again giving immigrant women with sewing skills a job and a shot at the Canadian dream. >> Sewing; Women
A new fashion production co-op owned by refugee and immigrant women is in the developing stages. >> Manufacturing; Sewing; Entrepreneurship; Women