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Empowering Women, One Stitch at a Time









Rachelle Whitten and Sister Rosemary founded the pop-tab fashion initiative in 2012. Now called Sewing Hope, this initiative was designed to promote a fun and trendy global brand of fashion, while at the same time, supporting certain non-profit causes, like the Sewing Hope Foundation, Pros for Africa and St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring School in Gulu, Uganda.

Being moved by the plight of the many innocent children and young women who were left in the aftermath of the long war in Uganda, and having seen the children after visiting Gulu, Uganda, it became our mission to unite together  to “empowering woman one stitch at a time.”

Joseph Kony and the LRA (Lords Resistance Army) caused thousands to lose their lives and many more to suffer homelessness and a loss of hope and dignity.

These woman and children want sustainable, long-term initiatives to become empowered to earn their own living and restore their dignity.

Sewing Hope distributes the handbags and goods made by the young women of Uganda and South Sudan, giving them jobs, hope and a chance to live meaningful lives with dignity.









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