Purpose driven design.
Handcrafted goods for good. It's not a slogan, it's our reason for being.
At The Gifted Co., we put our professional eye for design, detailed handcrafted excellence, and a little bit of extra love into products that you use every day. Our mission is in our name. “Gifted” stands for “Giving Individuals Freedom Through Enterprise and Dignity.” Our company was born out of a two-fold desire; to help break the cycle of homelessness and poverty while also protecting our environment by keeping beautiful new fabric company samples out of the landfill. We have found that those that are chronically homeless often suffer from debilitating feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness. Our desire is to help these individuals rediscover their worth.
How did it start? With something as simple and humble as scraps. Years ago, a few swatch books of fabric were donated to us. We began creating products such as aprons, tote bags, etc. for fundraising to provide meals for those experiencing homelessness and food insecure individuals and families in our city. This got us to think about how we could expand this idea to create job opportunities and sustainability for both the environment and lives.
Textiles are the #1 filler of landfills in North Carolina! Upcycling these new, high-quality fabrics keeps them out of landfills, and remaking the fabric into beautiful and useful items brings a new purpose to lives. Our first brand, “Sew & Reap Handcrafted” creates products primarily from textile company samples and donated fabrics. We offer training for those experiencing homelessness, those coming out of drug and alcohol treatment, and underemployed individuals in sewing, giving them new skills and a new lease on life.
Have you always wanted to learn to sew? We also offer sewing classes and sewing parties! Contact us for more details and pricing.
By purchasing our products, you not only get a beautiful, high-quality, one-of-a-kind piece to enjoy for years to come, but you also help to sponsor hope and restored purpose.