Reborn Kyoto was created to assist developing countries by helping to develop cottage industries for disadvantaged women and children in these societies. Sewing is a primary skill, which is essential in the fabrication of clothing. Using donated kimonos, Reborn Kyoto established training centers in various impoverished areas to teach uneducated and unemployed residents how to make modern garments using the delicate silk material of the kimono. Trainees are instructed in all areas of sewing and tailoring by experienced and qualified professionals so that they can procure employment after training.
Completed garments and accessories using recycled kimono material are then sent back to Japan where they are finished for final sale. The completed products are annually sold in Reborn Wear exhibitions in Kyoto and Fukuoka, Japan and in Washington DC, Boston, Hawaii, and San Francisco in the US. The proceeds from these sales are used to fund Reborn Wear operations and training programs, as well as to provide financial incentives for trainees to give them confidence in their abilities to earn an income through their own labor.
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This event is sponsored by Net Impact, the Asian Students and Scholars Association, and ASCEND.
Place: Lee Hall, IBS
Refreshments will be available!
Sushi and Tea will be provided.