by ASHLEY METZGER May 09, 2018
At Allmade, we constantly strive to create a better tomorrow.
We do this through responsible sourcing. Through the machinery we use and the fuel for transportation. Through the resources and materials that go into our tees. We do this through providing jobs and paying a living wage. Through our endless strive to reduce the unbelievably high number of orphans in Haiti.
Through all of this, we are constantly asking ourselves, what else can we do? What other opportunities do we have to #makeitbetter?
On our second Haiti trip, our team was able to observe the entire Allmade cut and sew process for the first time. One of the big takeaways was seeing how much fabric scrap was left at the end of the day. Our team members in Haiti have dialed in the cut process and usage, almost to an exact science. Inevitably, at the end of the day, there is still up to 15% of fabric that becomes scraps with no home.
We are extremely fortunate to be able to partner with some pretty amazing local companies in Haiti, who we donate our scraps of fabric to. You may be asking yourself, what in the world can one do with scraps of fabric? Check out the organizations below. These are a few of the companies that we work with in Haiti, and you will be astounded at the originality that’s used by these artists to create beautiful art.
We started working with Papillon at the conception of Allmade, in 2016. Their mission is to stimulate the Haitian economy. They do this through the creation of jobs for mothers and fathers who have an ultimate goal of caring for their family, putting food on the table and overall, having the ability to eliminate child abandonment to an orphanage. They pay a living wage, offer on-site child care and provide access to computer and software training including English language programs.
Papillon has a team of astonishing local Haitian Artisans who are able to use their creativity in the workplace and craft stunning ART, some of which incorporate Allmade’s scraps of fabric.
Their Enterprise has been an inspiration and has helped Allmade to continue to #makeitbetter
Haiti Babi generates their impact by providing jobs to moms in Haiti at a sustainable living wage, allowing them to keep their families together. This company has an economic multiplier of more than six, which means they can create six additional jobs from just one job at Haiti Babi.
They create high-quality knit and crocheted ART, some of which uses Allmade’s scraps of fabric. By supporting this company, you empower women to be strong, able and free.
As human beings, companies, teams, creatures, enterprises and organizations, we can always improve. Continue to ask yourself, what are you doing to #makeitbetter?