2014 is almost over and it ends one of our most challenging years yet. We found ourselves rebuilding, rearranging, making new plans, and re-evaluating goals. We had many difficult challenges and tought decisions to make. As we get ready for … Continue reading
Prossy is a born leader. She carries herself with a strong air of dignity and has one of the strongest wills to master her craft. Prossy loves The Common Thread Collective because it will help her grow fat since she can afford food, and often brings her youngest daughter – Peacie – to the compound to play with us.
Prossy had some struggles once we moved to the machines from hand sewing. She’s been using her hands her entire life for hard, manual labor. We had to tease her that the sewing machine was gentle like a baby and not a garden shovel. Eventually, after sticking with it, she got it. Now, she sees the opportunity to help others struggling with the gentle touch needed to work on a foot powered sewing machine.
Isn’t she a stunner in her traditional dress?
No matter where you go in Kapeeka, smiles will follow you! How can you resist these adorable cheeks?
We want to send Laurel Wright at Cosmos and Pearls a HUGE “THANK YOU” for interviewing our founder and spreading the word on our work.
We truly love all of our fans and dedicated supporters. If you simply share us by word of mouth, you do more for us than you could ever know.
Thank you Laurel!
Here is our bustling metropolis of Kapeeka, Uganda. The round about is where the black top ends (No, not Shel Silverstein’s sidewalk, the actual road). Fifteen years after The War of the Bush, the Ugandan Government paid back the villagers … Continue reading
This sweet little girl is Rachel. At the time this photo was taken, she was anywhere from 7-9 years old depending on who you asked. When she was younger, she contracted malaria and her family was unable to purchase the … Continue reading
Our first group of Advanced Tailors are all amazing women! Unfortunately, Justine was not available on photo day, as she has just welcomed her second, beautiful baby! Their distinct personalities lend to nothing but fun and it is always amazing … Continue reading
Even though it has been two years, we still love this photo of Francis and Mamma sewing in the last few rays of winter light. We started in a bullet ridden school house without doors, windows, electricity, or even a … Continue reading