Esperanza Threads shop stands steadfast as it trains people for fair-wage jobs
What's a little adversity?
The women who run Esperanza Threads, a mission-driven organic clothing shop in the Detroit-Shoreway area, have had to battle economic and medical challenges in the past year.
And they're not giving up.
Inside the showroom are racks of women's and baby's clothes in simple styles, made from 100 percent organic cotton.
But it's down in the basement where the nonprofit's real crusade takes place.
Here, staffers each month provide free training for jobs in the sewing industry. They teach unemployed people to work the foot pedals of a commercial sewing machine and to make the needle speed through seams and tight-corner pivoting. Students learn to operate a sewing machine
Mon, September 10, 2012
by Content Developer