News

  • SEW in The Guardian

    SEW was recently invited to write for The Guardian about sustainable fashion and the impact SEW has on the lives of our amazing Sewing Mamas. Read the full article here: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/fashion-social-enterprise-sustainable-employment-women  

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  • SEW at The Sustainable Fair @ Henley Club

    Hi team SEW,   Fresh off the success of last year's Sustainable Xmas Fair at the Henley Club, SEW is spearheading The Sustainable Fair at Henley Club! When: Thursday, 22 May 2014 Time: From noon onwards Where: Henley Club, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne C'mon kids get down there and check out some amazing stuff from SEW and our friends from Raw Love, Ettitude, The Social Enterprise Shop and more!  

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  • SEW Founder, Jessie Smith on Waleed Aly's Radio Show

    SEW's founder, Jessie Smith, was recently interviewed on Waleed Aly's drive-time radio show on Radio National. In it, she discusses her journey from volunteering at a refugee camp, to establishing SEW (all the time balancing full-time work as a criminal defence lawyer!). Check out the interview here: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/passport3a-jessie-smith2c-criminal-lawyer-and-social-entrepre/5015094  

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  • SEW interview with Dumbo Feather

    SEW was recently interviewed by Dumbo Feather - after teaming up with the Dumbo Feather team over December at their Christmas Fete, we are looking forward to working with them more in the future. Check out the article here: http://www.dumbofeather.com/diy/sew-tanzania/

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  • SEW + Zoe Elizabeth Pop-up Christmas Shop

    Amazing scenes at the Henley Club as SEW and Zoe Elizabeth launched their collaboration. Using the amazing fabric of Liberty of London, our amazing Sewing Mamas were able to create some amazing pieces for Zoe Elizabeth - the Bikini Queen! There were many cute purses and bags that made excellent Christmas guests and some amazing cushions which might spell the start of a SEW "House" range! Stay tuned for more!     If you are a designer and would like to hear more about our collaborations and fair trade manufacturing ability in Tanzania, please contact jessie@sewtanzania.com

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  • SEW's Pop-Up Xmas Fair Trade Market

    SEW is teaming up with Zoe Elizabeth and The Social Studio to have a massive TWO DAY fair trade extravaganza! Come along and pick up your Christmas gifts with a meaning whilst chilling to some hip-hop carollers or marvelling at the Zoe Elizabeth collection! Details are below:  DAY 1: Zoe Elizabeth + SEW, "FAIR LADY" Launch Party Launch of a gorgeous Fair Trade fashion collaboration!When: Wednesday 4 December, From 6pmWhere: Henley Club, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne Zoe Elizabeth has collaborated with SEW Tanzania, fusing industrial African prints with playful liberty. We have created designs that are bold, adventurous and feminine using 100% recycled...

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  • SEW at the 21st International Clean Air and Environment Conference

    SEW was fortunate to team up with the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ), and provide A4 Conference Bags for the 21st International Clean Air and Environment Conference held from 7-11 September 2013 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. CASANZ is a non-governmental, non-profit organization first formed in the late 1960’s to bring together people with an interest in clean air and the mechanics of air pollution. Its focus is now expanded to encompass broader environmental management affairs, but with particular reference to air quality and related issues including climate change. The Society is now the premier...

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  • Welcome to our new website!

    Welcome to SEW's brand new online home!  Here you can find out the latest SEW news, check out our next event, keep in touch with us on social media and most importantly....BUY OUR BAG from our BRAND NEW online shop! The new website allows our customers to seamlessly purchase bags online with easy payment methods.  It's an exciting time for SEW! We have an amazing Project Manager, Nicki Lees, working hard in Tanzania, and the business in Australia is also undergoing a mini-transformation. After meeting with many social enterprises in Tanzania, we have decided to move towards a wholesale structure...

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  • Our new Project Manager holds consultations

    Our new project manager, Nicki Lees conducted consultations with the sewing mamas about their vision for SEW. Following the consultations, SEW now has a sewing teacher to come teach the women new sewing techniques and skills for dealing with different types of materials.      

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  • SEW interview with Sydney Morning Herald

    BREAKING! SEW was interviewed by the Sydney Morning Herald ahead of our fundraiser for to assist our women who recently fell ill due to fake antiretroviral drugs being sold. Check out the interview here: http://www.smh.com.au/national/sewing-for-selfsufficiency-in-tanzania-20130430-2ir2k.html

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