Fashion Is Coming Back To St. Louis

We're meeting the need for small batch manufacturing while training immigrant and refugee women with our sewing school

The Collective Thread provides top notch sewing training in their growing sewing school and small batch manufacturing facility. In addition to this! Do you Need fabric sourcing, pattern design, and samples for your new idea? You have come to right place. The Collective Thread, located in the Garment District on Washington Ave. your one stop shop for all of your brand ideas.

Partner with us to end poverty through education

Giving to the poorer populations can help to meet their immediate need, but it doesn't combat poverty as a whole. To make a lasting difference in the lives of these women, we've chosen to help them enter the workforce. Sewing is a valuable skill. It costs $400 to train an employee in St. Louis.

Every woman in our program receives:

Classes and workshops
Employment opportunities


When you support The Collective Thread, you meet the needs of women today while still supplying them with a future.

Every Donation Makes a Difference

Women are empowered through work

Have you ever heard the saying, "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; But teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime"? The Collective Thread was founded on that idea. It's our goal to strengthen marginalized communities through education and employment opportunities.

Our facilities in the US and abroad support local economies and help women out of poverty through employment.

To learn more about our mission call 314-560-5802 today.