Custom Collaborative provides low-income and immigrant women the opportunity to learn and work in the apparel industry as seamstresses, pattern makers, designers and fashion entrepreneurs. It offers a Training Institute which is a 14 week program in the art, technique and business of clothing. Graduates of the Institute are supported with industry contacts, networking and further training by the Business Incubator. Fashion that Works is a new initiative for program participants to manufacture apparel in quantities sufficient to meet the requirements of commercial clients.
WellMet’s $25,000 grant will support the upcoming year’s Training Institute.