New Program Provides Jobs, Creates Gifts using Upcycled Fabrics
Re:loom, a nonprofit in Decatur, is using upcycled fabrics to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts while providing employment for homeless or low-income individuals. The artists at re:loom weave discarded fabrics into rugs, handbags, totes, hammocks, table runners and placemats.
The re:loom program benefits adults that have struggled to secure or maintain jobs and addresses obstacles to employments via onsite job training and leadership opportunities. With a stable salary, full healthcare coverage and opportunities to engage in the operation of the weavehouse, employees gain a financial foundation, leadership skills and a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Re:loom is a part of the Initiative for Affordable Housing, a nonprofit organization founded in in Decatur in 1990. Their mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing to homeless and low-income families in metro Atlanta. Donations of materials of fabric, belts, buttons and heavy scissors will help re:loom achieve their objectives.
Location: 1434 Scott Blvd., Ste. 200. For more information, call 404-299-9979 or visit Reloom.org.