THIS IS US
We help you understand wages, develop skills, connect with resources, and improve your overall well-being. We're creating a stronger community where we create a space to teach, uplift and empower each other.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
We are a sustainability-focused program; focusing on bringing it into our lives and the community. Along with sewing and design skills, participants learn work ethics and teamwork. Our program creates partnerships that help maintain sustainable jobs for single mothers to transition off of TANF.
In 2012, GarCo Design Works (formerly GarCo Sewing Works) opened in collaboration with Garfield County and Colorado Mountain College. We offer training in industrial sewing for ongoing TANF participants. Students receive training while stabilizing housing, childcare, and transportation to be ready for work and/or education.
“GarCO Sewing Works has helped me be a better leader, teacher and encourager. Because I work with people from so many different backgrounds and with so many different issues it is amazing to see them come together around a common goal. Working here has boosted my self-confidence and has taught me how to sew on both industrial and home sewing machines. I am proud to work here and love it.” (Jess Lowery)
We are a sustainability-focused program.
Training consists of learning the design process, how to use an industrial sewing machine, learning work skills, as well as making bags out of repurposed material. The materials we use are sourced from local hospitals & donations -- breathing new life into a fabric that would otherwise be in a landfill.