Meet the people who keep MFC Tie-Dye Inc. flowing. This starts with our board of directors - DL, Julia & Sarah - and continues with our first workshop partner in Ghana, Matilda. We are also assisted by project advisors who contribute their experience with local disability rights work - Joyce and Billy.
The workshop operates independently for a month without any on-site support, producing the spring Galaxies collection. Website design and marketing efforts are assessed to prepare for a major sales push.
The workshop switches to repurposed cotton t-shirts and reclaimed zippers to improve financial and environmental sustainability. The I Found the World winter collection of products is finished and shipped.
100 yards of organic cotton arrive from Mali, a cloth-maker with a daughter with an intellectual disability is hired as the workshop scales up production, and a local peanut cake business is added for diversification.
Ruby Is Respectful fall products are finished with an embroidered MFC logo and shipped to our distributing partner. The workshop adds a paper-making program, and an impact assessment tool is in development.
The RISE tool is a social impact assessment process that uses social media, monthly video updates, and quarterly reports to analyze the financial, social, environmental, and health-related sustainability for all stakeholders.