Fly Your Flag Program

Refugee Artisan Initiative is thrilled to share our new Fly Your Flag Program to raise awareness for a variety of causes throughout the calendar year.

Our program builds awareness for environmental conservation, women's empowerment, the plight of refugees and our immigrant communities, among other issues.

We're doing so by creating community through hand-decorated cotton flags made by local school children and sewn by RAI artisans in our workforce development program. 

How We Do It

RAI artisans create sewn goods from upcycled materials and for small batch manufacturing partners in order to keep excess fabric out of our landfills.

The Fly Your Flag Program uses new and clean, but unsellable bed sheets to make flags that our partner school children decorate.

Fly Your Flag for Earth Day Program Example

In celebration of Earth Day 2020 on Wednesday, April 22nd Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI) is launched its inaugural Fly Your Flag for Earth Day Program to raise awareness for environmental conservation.

10" cotton flags are then given to school students to decorate free of charge.

Each student creates two (2) flags – one to give to RAI and one for their school to show their support of the Fly Your Flag for Earth Day Program. 

Students were asked, ‘What does protecting Mother Earth look like to you?’ The results are simply beautiful! Each of the Earth Day flags is one-of-a-kind and unique to the young community member who made it.

Become a Fly Your Flag Program Partner

Refugee Artisan Initiative invites you to join us as a partner to support our refugee and immigrant workforce development program in the Pacific Northwest.

Through your sponsorship of the Fly Your Flag Program, you are empowering refugee and immigrant women to create sustainable, healthy lives for themselves and their families.

Thank you for your support!

Partner as a Corporate Sponsor


Donate as an Individual


    The Refugee Artisan Initiative is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 82-0961407) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

    We're thankful to our Partner Sponsors!

    Literacy Source 

    We're thankful to our Partner Schools!

    Thornton Creek Elementary | Seattle, WA