Sew x Dignity
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Friday, 15 December 2017 14:01
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Entrepreneurial Skills in the Fashion Industry

Dignity for Children Foundation launched our 3rd Transformational Enterprise, called sew X dignity in Sentul Boulevard, Kuala Lumpur on December 15, 2017.

sew X dignity provides underprivileged students the opportunity to learn employability and entrepreneurial skills in the fashion industry. It is a training ground modelled to develop Dignity’s students in the foundation skills of sewing and designing in conjunction with their academic curriculum.

sew X dignity’s opening follows the successful launch of our first Transformational Enterprise, Project B (now eat X dignity), which was opened as a training F&B outlet in June 2015. And another Enterprise cut X dignity (a hairdressing saloon) was launched in June 2017.

At today’s launch Rev Elisha Satvinder, Chairman and co-founder of Dignity said, ‘we are very happy to announce that after 20 years of providing quality education for the poor we are putting another initiative into place, the Transformational Enterprises, to help the marginalised youths to become more employable in a very competitive marketplace’.

‘The other Transformational Enterprises which are being developed at various stages are urban gardening, woodwork, a bakery, production studio and arts and handicraft centre. In the very near future all these will be launched as full-service self-sustaining Transformational Enterprises providing vocational and entrepreneurial training for Dignity’s students’.

The enterprise aims to be self-sustaining as the products would be sold to generate income. The sewing class focuses on simple products and entrepreneurship - consisting of making 5 simple marketable sewing products like scarves, sling bags, laptop sleeves, aprons, wristlets and simple dresses. Majority of the products are made from donated or unwanted cloth such as old work shirts or curtains, and given a new lease of life in the form of bags, dresses and other items. sew X dignity's philosophy is to take what is thrown away, and make it valuable again.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:29