Each year Haus Page strives to donate 5 percent of our profits directly back to our community. We support three main organizations: Apparel Textile Mastermind Group at Artspace, Sewing Acts of Kindness with Raleigh Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, and Raleigh Little Theatre. In addition, we engage in philanthropic events that interest us and benefit our city or region. Below is information about the three organizations, which we encourage others to support.
1) Monthly Apparel Textile Mastermind Group at Artspace
This began as a support group for Indy designers looking to grow above the million dollar mark and has evolved into an organization focused on education. Meetings are held on the first Thursday night of the month and address different topics, with speakers drawn from the membership and nonmember industry experts. Lectures are free and open to everyone. The meetings continue to provide support for people at all points in the industry looking to grow. Interested people can sign-up on eventbrite.
Jan 3rd: 7-8 pm: Improving Your Fit and Grading For Your Market
(Guest speaker: Elizabeth White, senior patternmaker)
April 4th: 6-7 pm: 3 Great Ways To Wholesale Your Line To Retailers
(Guest speaker: Bella Fashion, NYC Sales Agent)
April 13th 6-7 pm: Sew 10x More: Industrial Sewn Goods Production 101
(Guest speaker: Dara Page, Fashion Designer)
June 6th 6-7 pm: Shopify Apps Winners and Losers vs. Amazon Handmade
(Guest speaker: Shopify, Also look at Hero w/Alex Becker on YouTube)
Nov 7th 6-7 pm: Your Next Million
Group Share of Most Useful Business Mentors/Masters
Dec 5th 6-7 pm: Trend Report 2020
Look at Pantone color report and WWD for next year
2) Sewing Acts of Kindness Free Sewing Bees with ASG at Craft Habit Raleigh
Nash and I believe in sustainable fashion. We run a zero fabric waste shop. We’re not alone in the Triangle. To make good use of our remnants or deadstock, we get together once a quarter with other stitchers, tailors, cutters, fashion designers, crafters, and DIY types to sew several hundred items in an evening. The items created are then donated free of charge to a charities, hospitals, schools, nonprofits, and government outreach initiatives in the area. We hope to make people in our neighborhoods smile. The group has sewn pillow cases, bereavement envelopes, pencil cases, stuffed animals, and surgical caps. If you have a suggestion for a project, would like to donate sewing supplies, or attend, email Renee, Debbie, and Dara at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 9th 6-9 pm: Cancer Port Pillows 2019: Sewing Acts of Kindness
(Guest Speakers: Meredith Collage, ASG, and Craft Habit Raleigh)
3) Costume Shop at Raleigh Little Theatre
Nash and I hang out regularly during the school year at the costume shop with Jenny Mitchell, having fun giving back to our community. We make roughly 50 costumes a year depending as well as help out with community fundraising or custom creations. We love this theatre group because it was a wonderful part of our childhood, and we feel grateful that we’ve been able to give back as adults. We hope its legacy continues for many decades to come, bringing wonder and a sense of joy to theater-goers in the Raleigh area.