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Our Purpose

 

Colours of a Kind Skills Training Workshop Gugulethu

Empowering and supporting women is at the heart of what we do.

In addition to supporting socially-minded businesses through our online store, we have created a non-profit foundation in South Africa that aims to uplift and empower women in disadvantaged communities.

Our Learn Make Sew programme, in collaboration with ONEOFEACH, provides free training in basic sewing and garment construction as well as personal development and entrepreneurship, to equip women with the skills they need to enter the workforce. We have committed to donate the majority of our profits to support this programme.

By providing women with the opportunity to become a valuable employee for one of our partner brands or elsewhere in the fashion industry, or start their own enterprise and perhaps one day become one of our featured designers, our goal is to create a self-sustaining ecosystem.

Our first Learn Make Sew programme took place in 2019, and ten women proudly completed the four month training programme. In 2020, the programme grew to include 20 women, and we will continue to develop this exciting venture to be able to reach more women, with your support.

We believe in empowerment and inclusion through employment, financial independence and successful entrepreneurship and your purchase helps us to do this!