About Us

Expert Sewing Talent & IRC help us keep our commitment to

handmade in Charlottesville

 

 
 

Co-Founders

 
 

c'VILLE dRESS cO. & rEFUGEE sUPPORT

Our local garment construction team, bringing the highest quality tailoring and construction skills, are former refugees who decided to build their lives in Charlottesville.

Who are refugees?

 

Refugees are people fleeing violence and persecution from countries in crisis. They are seeking safety and the chance to move their lives forward. Our makers from other cultures have been making intricate clothing since young ages. We know how lucky we are to have them here in Charlottesville, since sewing is not a common training in US schools anymore.

International Rescue Committee maintains an important operation here in Charlottesville. IRC programs are designed to ensure refugees thrive in America--whether ensuring children are enrolled in school, adults become self-reliant through employment or starting businesses, or receiving acute medical care to recover from trauma or illness.

The IRC helps those in need rebuild their lives and regain control of their future in their new home community.

We are grateful to these talented people for choosing Charlottesville, and we are also grateful for all the support provided by IRC. 


Proceeds from purchases of our wristlets go to support IRC.

 
 
 
 One of our workspaces in downtown Charlottesville

One of our workspaces in downtown Charlottesville