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Client Spotlight: The Sewing Labs

We are thrilled to introduce our newest client, The Sewing Labs, to the community of Byrne Pelofsky + Associates. This partnership underscores our commitment to supporting transformative organizations that empower individuals and enrich communities through innovative solutions.

Mission and Vision

The Sewing Labs operates under a powerful guiding statement: “An inclusive and welcoming community teaching the legacy of sewing for employment, entrepreneurship, and enrichment.” This vision captures the essence of what they do—transform lives through the art of sewing.

Transformative Sewing

At its core, The Sewing Labs (TSL) recognizes sewing as a transformative art that not only changes pieces of fabric but also the fabric of lives. By turning simple materials into beautiful, functional products, TSL empowers individuals to create new opportunities for themselves. This transformative process is not just about crafting garments but also about stitching together a community and a future for those who are economically disadvantaged.

Programs and Impact

The Sewing Labs offers a variety of programs focused on workforce development, job skills training, and job placement within the industrial sewing industry. A cornerstone of these programs is the Sewing Salon Training Program—a 30-week apprenticeship that equips apprentices to become certified industrial sewing machine operators. This program is recognized as a Registered Apprenticeship by the US & MO Department of Labor, ensuring high standards and valuable certification for graduates.

A Future Sewn Together

As we welcome The Sewing Labs into our family at Byrne Pelofsky, we look forward to supporting their continued growth and success. Their mission aligns perfectly with our goal of nurturing nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to making a tangible difference in the world.

Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting journey together, crafting a future where everyone has the opportunity to create, succeed, and thrive.

To learn more about the Sewing Lab, click here. And to learn more about Byrne Pelofsky’s grant writing, campaign management and resource development services, click here or contact us at 816.237.1999 or

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