Ross Caperton of Esperanza Threads to Talk About Social and Environmental Justice

Ross Caperton of Esperanza Threads will visit the Mandel School on Tuesday, February 21 in Room 338 of the Mandel School from 6:00-7:30pm.

Ross will be talking about the Non-Profit’s mission of social and environmental justice. Join us to hear about this unique business located on the west side of Cleveland. They specialize in employing individuals with barriers to employment, providing them with valuable skills, to create organic clothing.  Their mission addresses social justice, reintegration to society, immigration, and environmental justice.

Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase items from Esperanza Threads.

Esperanza Threads is a non-profit organization in Cleveland, Ohio that trains low-income individuals to learn industrial sewing skills. Esperanza Threads was created to address the social justice issue of sewing sweatshops that provided low-paying wages with poor working conditions and long hours.

In addition to supporting sewing manufacturing in Cleveland, Ohio, their other concern is environmental justice. Cotton is typically heavily sprayed with insecticides, pesticides and herbicides. Due to environmental and health problems stemming from their use, Esperanza Threads only buys organic cotton fabric for manufacturing garments and goods.

Students attending will receive 1.5 PD hours

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