Rightfully Sewn will lay a path to a contemporary version of Kansas City’s 20th-Century golden era of garment design and manufacturing.
Rightfully Sewn will provide seamstress training for at-risk women so they can thrive in a specialized workforce that will reestablish Kansas City as an epicenter of garment manufacturing, while at the same time, propel Kansas City fashion designers to market so they can supply the burgeoning demand for high-quality, American-produced garments.
A. Empower at-risk women by teaching them a trade and assisting them with job placement, thereby elevating them out of a systemic situation
B. Cultivate Kansas City fashion designers through competitive, two-year long residencies and access to fabric trade shows, professional development workshops, speaker series, documentary screenings, and other related events
C. Offer small batch garment production services, including pattern making, sample sewing, sourcing assistance, production management, and more
D. Foster a well-connected, efficient fashion design and manufacturing community by hosting an online Industry Directory and Jobs Board