Burlap and Cashmere, Inc. was created out of the growing need for the resettled refugee women in our country to work and to earn money for their families. But either they can not afford child care, do not have transportation to a job, or they do not have the funds to start up their own home-based business.
Burlap and Cashmere, Inc. provides resettled refugee women with an opportunity to start their own business working from home. The first step is hiring them to make our very own tote bags and purses. We provide the all materials and training needed to make the bags and they are paid a fair wage. While they are working for Burlap and Cashmere, they have the opportunity to own their sewing machines and receive training on how to create their own designs and set up their own online store so they can become independent business owners.
Currently we have three different designs: a reusable grocery tote bag called "Hope," a larger tote bag called "Freedom," and a messenger bag called "Harmony." These products are sold on our online store and in retail stores. Hopefully, as the project and number of women interested expands we can add more items. The funds earned from selling our products goes directly back into Burlap and Cashmere to hire and train more women.
Founder and Director of Burlap & Cashmere, Inc