THE WOMEN'S SEWING COLLECTIVE (WSC) HAS BEEN CREATED TO PROVIDE UNDERSERVED AND AT-RISK WOMEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A LIVING WAGE, OWN SHARES IN A COMPANY, AND LEARN THE TIMELESS CRAFT OF SEWING, WHILE SPENDING 20 PERCENT OF THEIR WORK WEEK PAID TO LEARN the adaptable skills necessary to succeed in the 21ST CENTURY. HOUSED AT COLLAB, WOMEN of the wsc WILL LEARN SKILLS SUCH AS 3D DESIGN PROGRAMS FOR 3D PRINTING, rapid prototyping, VIRTUAL REALITY, PHYSICAL COMPUTING, AND FABRICATION.
HOW WILL WSC ACHIEVE THIS GOAL? By SECURING BAG ORDERS FROM large COMPANIES THAT ORDER BAGS AS PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, and promoting these companies through A MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN. BY PARTNERING WITH CORPORATIONS, wsc demonstrates to these companies THE POWER OF THEIR PURCHASING DECISIONS, giving companies the POWER TO CHANGE THE LIVES OF WOMEN simply by making better PURCHASING DECISIONS.
How is the wsc organized? THE WOMEN WHO JOIN wsc become part of a for-profit company, owning shares in a company THAT VEST OVER 24 MONTHS. THEY are PAID $18 DOLLARS AN HOUR as a STARTING WAGE. THEY HAVE ACCESS TO THE BOOKS AND RECORDS of the company, gaining the pride that comes from SHARing the success of their company WITH THEIR CHILDREN, FRIENDS AND FAMILY. additionally, HAVing ACCESS to the books and records of THE BUSINESS AT ALL Times THROUGH an ONLINE platform, the wsc is able to teach women the full gamut of skills necessary to run a business. AND WHEN THeir success and new learned skills breeds IDEAS TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESSes, OR MOVE ONTO DIFFERENT CAREERS, THE COLLECTIVE WILL PURCHASE THEIR SHARES AT ITS CURRENT VALUATION, THEREBY GIVING THE WOMEN the MONEY they need TO FUND THE NEXT PHASE OF THEIR LIVES.
COMPANIES IN THE UNITED STATES SPEND MORE THAN $25 BILLION ANNUALLY ON PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS. THE WOMEN'S SEWING COLLECTIVE GIVES COMPANIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE BRANDED MERCHANDISE THAT HAS VALUE. VALUE, BECAUSE IT NOT ONLY PROMOTES THEIR BRAND BY GIVING AWAY PROMOTIONAL TOTE BAGS, BUT value because THEIR BRAND is included in our integrated marketing campaign that lists them in all of our press and content as a company helping to make an impact in women's lives. and best of all for companies, you're purchasing these bags anyway.
wsc gives your BUYING DECISIOns the power to make an impact in the lives of women in OUR LOCAL ECONOMIES. support the women's sewing collective, and make a decision that makes a difference.
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