Refugee Artisan Initiative fosters an inclusive transition for refugee and immigrant women to America
SEATTLE — If this week’s frigid temperatures have you in the market for a new pair of mittens, look no further!
A local non-profit is re-creating the ones worn by Sen. Bernie Sanders at the inauguration, and each pair you buy supports a greater purpose.
Refugee Artisan Initiative in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood employs refugee and immigrant women to help them transition into their new lives. They’re paid a livable wage as they receive training in small batch manufacturing, specifically as seamstresses.
“Sewing is a skill many of…