At Refugee Artisan Initiative, our mission is to transform the lives of refugee and immigrant women by providing sustainable work in sewing and handcrafting products.
Handcrafted Fabric Cubes with Handles | The Perfect Holiday Gift Basket!
Friendship Through Fleece: Holiday Gifting Program
GIFT WITH IMPACT | Sponsor RAI artisans’ production of fleece hats and neck warmers.
PERSONALIZED GIFTS | Order cozy fleece hats and neck warmers with your organization’s logo or name embroidered on them.
Rebirth Candles | Handmade & Hand-Poured 100% Soy Candles | All-Natural Scents
PARTNER WITH US
If you are interested in hiring our artisans to make your products, or you would like to sell our products at your store, please get in touch! We do custom small-batch ethical manufacturing of jewelry, clothing, accessories, or other goods which might be sewn.
MEET OUR ARTISANS
Most of our artisans are mothers who have difficult schedules, and must fit in working between caring for their children and home, with learning a new language and navigating the challenges of living in a new country after having left much behind.
An average of 2,750 refugees arrive in Washington state each year, not knowing the language or cultural norms. They need a job, but don't have the skills or education. 34% of households headed by foreign-born women are at poverty level. How can they make it? Learn more about the challenges they face, and how we are helping.