“Women of Income” is a project conceived and developed by Fabiana Milazzo in partnership with the NGO Acción Moradia, which seeks to improve the quality of life of families in situations of social vulnerability in one of the most needy neighborhoods of Uberlândia, Grande Morumbi.
The project proposes to professionally qualify women through the course of embroidery in pedrarias, clothing customization and community entrepreneurship. During the course, mothers will be able to take their children to the NGO, thus being closer to them. Far beyond social responsibility, the project fits into a larger context of women’s empowerment by encouraging participants to become individual micro-entrepreneurs, thereby obtaining a source of employment and income that draws them out of dependency or risk situations.
With the idea of minimizing waste and using the upcycling technique, the project “Renewart” turns pieces of fabric that would be disposed of into new authentic, artisanal and exclusive clothes. It’s a new idea that, besides generating jobs, gives a new perspective to what is luxury, valuing human work relations and respecting the environment.
Since we don’t make the fabrics that we use, we have to go for the options available in the market. So, we search for responsible fabric providers, that are up to date with legislations, that try to make all the processes more eco friendly as possible and that value the raw materials. Between our providers is the artisanal weaving “O Casulo Feliz”, with organic silk threads.
Reuse of Patchwork
The pieces of fabrics of our collections are donated to the following institutions: Casa do Menor, Acción Moradia and Costurinha Fraterna. These institutions revalue them turning the fabrics into new products, besides contributing for social inclusion, culture and the development of children and teenagers.
Our creations are made to last, being able to “travel” between generations, passing from mother to daughter, for example. In this sense, we are against the hand of Fast Fashion, emphasizing a timeless and exclusive design.