Plywood Made

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Trade:
upcycler + difference-maker
Locale:
Clarkston, Georgia

"Bags go with us everywhere we go. What if your bag was more than just another bag? Each of our bags gives refugee women and their families a chance at a healthy, thriving livelihood."

Clarkston, Georgia is a small town nestled near the bustling metropolis and Atlanta, and home to an extremely diverse population. The city is home to over 7,000 refugees from the world over, each of them displaced due to conflict in their native country. Driven by the desire to empower refugee women, Plywood Made was established to offer them stable employment, fair wages and English language training, as many of them do not know the language upon arriving in America. Every item this group of women makes is created from recycled materials, each one telling a unique story device between the origin of the fabric and the history of the woman making it.
Check out this great video to see the awesome work they do.

plywood made's goods