We provide classes and on-the-job training in upcycling and design sensibilities, business practices, personal development, and sustainable community building. We mentor the exploration of the creative self, teach hand and machine sewing, with style! RBD Foundation provides the expertise, guidance, tools, materials and space in a safe, nurturing facility that honors creativity and self-expression.
Our mission is: To heal through creativity by supporting and empowering disadvantaged women through education and on-the-job training. To teach the skills of sewing, upcycling, reinventing, and repurposing garments and other items that are practical and necessary in everyday life.
Our immediate goal is: To grow and maintain a thriving organization that inspires courage in women to connect with each other and find their own value of self. We strive to build a strong renewed vitality for a sustainable community. This ultimately leads to new, rewarding careers.
Current Projects: Story Quilts & Banners engage women in the construction of their own story squares. They are then sold in the Restored by Design boutique to raise funds for the participants' various charities.
The T-Collection builds upon six basic designs created by founder Martha Jackson. These include T-tops, dresses, and tote bags made from gently worn t-shirts and fabric fragments, lovingly produced by participating women. Proceeds from these sales will go back into the Foundation.
Examples coming soon!
One stitch at a time we are teaching hand to eye, and heart to hand skills. Healing, empowering, inspiring, nurturing growth, cultivating careers for a sustainable future.