A short video about Knitstanbul, a non-profit in Turkey that engages refugee women to crochet and knit children's toys and clothes, which are then sold across Europe. >> Sewing; Women
Some newcomer moms in Winnipeg are getting help learning a new skill while spending time with their children thanks to a non-profit called One Nation Exchange. >> Sewing; Women
The story of a Syrian refugee newcomer to Ottawa, who is one of the first to open his own business, a furniture upholstery business. >> Retail; Sewing; Entrepreneurship
From war-torn homes to manufacturing emergency kits for Canada's coast guard, Syrian refugees make the leap into the workforce. >> Manufacturing; Sewing
Darzee' — the word means 'tailor, seamstress and stitch' in Arabic, Hindi, Persian and Urdu — is a program launched by Mes Amis Canadais that is dedicated to helping newly arrived refugee women develop and hone their sewing and marketing skills as a means of earning income and supporting their families. It was launched in February by Mes Amis Canada, a Toronto grassroots organization that helps refugees in the areas of education, social integration, health, employment and assimilation. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship It was launched in February by Mes Amis Canada, a Toronto grassroots organization that helps refugees in the areas of education, social integration, health, employment and assimilation.
With the help of sponsors, Rabiaa Al Soufi's skills have become a valued part of one tight-knit community in Nova Scotia, Canada. >> Sewing; Entrepreneurship
Often, the term “manufacturing” conjures images of large factories where employees work on an assembly line to piece things together, such as fabricated metal products, machinery, and automobiles. Given the diversity of products and production methods, there are many different jobs within the manufacturing sector.
An overview of job opportunities in sewing in the GTA, with discussion of occupations in this sector; types of employers; expected compensation; English speaking requirement; training programs available; and stories in the media.