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July Program & Production Update

We’re back at the drawing board – again – and are looking for ways to innovate. Can we host a micro-school on production days? How do we make in-person sewing time safe for all? Will the facility we meet at still be able to offer childcare for the babies & toddlers? Can we do sewing sessions over Zoom? So many questions, and we’re currently drowning in the details!

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Want some towels? We need testing help!

Towels. You use them all the time at home. Drying fingers, cleaning up messes, wiping dishes down. They’re a necessity in the kitchen, the bathroom, the diaper bag. We’ve been scouting around for a while to find the perfect towels for our latest refugee mom employment project, and were very excited to discover some gorgeous …

Back to School for Refugee Women: Charlotte’s Sewing School!

Persona Grata Goods sprang out of a sewing class for refugee moms. This sewing class started in a small apartment off Central Avenue with just a few students twice a month. Now, the Make Welcome Refugee Sewing School meets 4 days a week with many, many refugee students! One of the school’s co-founders recently wrote …

Sewing class for refugee women

Want to Stand with Refugees? Support Sewing Class!

This is a repost from the Make Welcome Refugee Sewing School blog, which is our sister organization and out of which our business sprang! If you’re wanting to show support for the refugee families which have been resettled in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, here’s a great way to do it. Every week, women gather …