Making Coats to Empower Women: Veronika Scott and One Stitch Closer

veronika scott One Stitch Closer the Gap

Picture this.

You’re assigned a project in college to design something that will “fill actual needs”.

You’re doing research at homeless shelters so the first item you design is a coat that can be used as a makeshift sleeping bag too. Then you take it further and start producing the coats using sewers who were once homeless.

And then… Lo an behold, just when you think you’re doing something great, someone form the homeless shelter yells at you – YELLS AT YOU, to say, 

“They don’t need coats, they need JOBS!”

SO THEN you start a factory where you hire the homeless women and give them jobs and self-esteem.

How much of a ROCKSTAR would you be??

You’d be a rockstar named Veronika Scott and the whole story is in this video. It’s one of the most heartwarming things I’ve ever seen.

Veronika’s story is one of many inspirational stories of the One Step Closer Project by Gap.

It’s great to see companies – big and small – with initiatives like this one. Would you share with me your favorite example of a business doing GOOD for the world? Please include a link if you have one in the comments below and let’s share the love and the goodness!





One Response

  1. S-reen are China based clothing manufacturer and designers, producing both woven and knit clothing for men, women, boys and girls.

    Design is a crucial for our success in clothing market. Our designers pay close attention to what is customer’s favor and what is new and best in fabric, color, prints. Also concerned with comfort, colorfastness and elasticity of the fabric. And are created based on combination of arts and cultures to express a special personality.

    Our dedicated experts design new styles very often, we welcome all of you to constantly check http://www.s-reen.com for our updates.

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