The Denim Project, a 501c3 non-profit organization, was formally started in August 2013, but the idea was born months earlier out of a combination of events, bible study, prayer and a passion to help the least of these. The vision of The Denim Project is to upcycle denim to uplift women and children through job creation, education, and orphan prevention which is a fancy way of saying out of our excess, we create products to sell in turn using the proceeds to help those in extreme poverty.
We currently work in the United States and Haiti. In January of 2014, three treadle sewing machines were refurbished, broken down, and packed in suitcases and boxes to make the trek to Haiti bringing with them hope for a job and opportunity for a better future for three women and their families. A team of seven traveled down to reassemble the machines, teach the ladies to sew, work on the home that would house both The Denim Project and one of our Haitian Artists.
Today we have eight entrepreneurs working with The Denim Project. Each one has been trained to make products for the Denim Project and is able to provide for their families. With each new artisan, new products have been added to our line.
The Denim Project is managed by a Board of Directors. We are dedicated to using our resources both wisely and frugally to benefit as many people as possible.