Homegrown Organizations

The Socially Responsible Sweatshop (SRS), a community and Farmers Market fixture, began as a grassroots effort at the UUCK.  The SRS sews and sells functional products made from recycled fabric with 100% of proceeds used as matching funds at Kent Farmers Market for people who are on food assistance.  Most of the sewists in the SRS are part of the UUCK community. The vision of the SRS includes:

  • Leaving as little footprint as possible by using recycled fabrics and sewing supplies.
  • Strive to be helpful to our brothers, sisters and be responsible to mother earth.
  • Extending our financial assistance to other causes that we see fit and feasible.
  • Creating education programs to teach the young and old how to use resources effectively and creatively.

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