Shop Refugee is a Phoenix-based sewing training program. All of our seamstresses are current or former refugees and originate from countries including Afghanistan, Myanmar, Iraq, and Ethiopia. Some come to us with sewing experience, but many learned all of their sewing skills in our classes. Shop Refugee provides a market for the amazing products they sew.
Our products are made almost completely from recycled and repurposed materials, resulting in our products being both good for the environment and cost-effective. Because of this practice, 95% of every sale price goes back to the seamstress responsible for creating the product.
Each purchase includes a Shop Refugee sticker and a seamstress card, featuring a picture and bio of the seamstress who created the product. Our quality creations make the perfect gift or treat just for yourself!