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 nonmembers. The meetings continue to provide support for people at all points in the industry looking to grow. Interested people can sign-up on eventbrite.
October 4th: 7-8 pm: Freelance Pattern and Samplemakers of the Triangle
(Guest speaker Tanya Wade from Carolina Textile District)
Nov 1st: 7-8 pm: Freelance Fashion Photographers and Models for Catalog and Show
(Guest speaker Teresa Jane from A-List Models and Talent)
Dec 6th: 7-8 pm: Fabric and Trim Suppliers On the East Coast Who Have Low Mins
(Guest speaker TBD)
Jan 3rd: 7-8 pm: Improving Your Fit and Grading For Your Market
(Guest speaker: Elizabeth White, senior patternmaker)
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 3rd and 24th: Cancer Port Pillows for Breast Cancer Foundation
October 6th: Thanksgiving Dinner Shopping Bags for Garner Area Ministries
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.