Sistering helps women who are homeless, socially isolated and suffering
from debilitating physical and mental health conditions. Poverty, loneliness
and despair are central to their lives. Sistering provides a safe and
welcoming space where women receive life-sustaining assistance and emotional
supports that enable them to take greater control of their lives.
One of the many programs that Sistering runs is Spun Studio.
Spun Studio is a textile studio working with women affected by homelessness, poverty, trauma and social isolation. The Studio produces a variety of sewn and knit fashions and home decor items. Participation in the Studio provides women who have been marginalized from mainstream economic opportunities a chance to engage in alternative economic and community development activities. Women’s involvement in the studio also builds community and a sense of belonging as well as increased self esteem and self worth. The women involved in Spun Studio are taught fashion design,marketing and business management as well as all the technical skills they need to produce quality retail items.
Spun Studio is generously funded by Trillium Foundation