Argentinean well known and talented designer Maria Cher has joined the group of local designers concerned by poverty and exclusion through her project "Cosiendo Redes" (Knitting Networks). The initiative started when the designer was discussing with colleagues how hard it was to find seaming workers to develop their collections. Moved by this need and the Argentinean context -with high poverty and unemployment indexes-, she and her social worker mother developed a project that aims to teach low resources women and men between 18 and 60 years an occupation related to the textile industry, and through it, to return them to the work market. The workshops they developed include themes like Seaming and Micro Entrepreneurship, but also introductions to the concepts of Self Esteem and Incorporation of Work Habits. "Cosiendo Redes" operates along with Fundacion Paz and has already ended its first year capacitating workers in Barracas neighbourhood. They plan to expand the program to other parts of the city next year. On the other hand, Maria Cher has also taken advantage of her advertising campaigns to raise awareness about women violence. We're glad we have more reasons to take a look at the designer's amazing garments. ::Cosiendo Redes ::Maria Cher
"Cosiendo Redes" works with volunteers. If you want to get involved, contact the organizers through their website.