BeIntertwined

A sewing cooperative of refugee women in Knoxville, TN.

Tennessee, United States · 349 Sales

BeIntertwined

A sewing cooperative of refugee women in Knoxville, TN.

Tennessee, United States 349 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(85)

Announcement   Intertwined is a sewing cooperative of refugee women living in Knoxville, TN.
Using nearly all-donated fabric allows for:
+Lower costs, so nearly all profits support their families
+A positive impact on our environment
+A unique look for every item!

Sign up for our monthly email newsletter to learn more about our ladies and our program, coupon codes, current needs and more:
http://eepurl.com/Ap7in

New product and coupon code announcements:
www.facebook.com/IntertwinedKnoxville

Announcement

Intertwined is a sewing cooperative of refugee women living in Knoxville, TN.
Using nearly all-donated fabric allows for:
+Lower costs, so nearly all profits support their families
+A positive impact on our environment
+A unique look for every item!

Sign up for our monthly email newsletter to learn more about our ladies and our program, coupon codes, current needs and more:
http://eepurl.com/Ap7in

New product and coupon code announcements:
www.facebook.com/IntertwinedKnoxville

Intertwined

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Intertwined

Princess Headband: Refugee-Made
US$10.00
Kids Cloth Napkin Set: Refugee-Made
US$8.50
Cloth Napkin Set: Refugee-Made
US$12.00
Ready Made Lilac Bunting
US$20.00
Boy Plaid Patchwork Pillow Cover: Refugee-Made
US$39.00
Girly Patchwork Pillow Cover: Refugee-Made
US$39.00
Fabric Flower Hair Clip: Refugee-Made
US$6.00
Patchwork Bibs
US$11.00
Pennant Banner
US$22.00
Composition Notebook Cover
US$16.00
Double-Handed Oven Mitt: Refugee-Made
US$22.00
Owl Plushie: Refugee-Made
US$12.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(85)
scajacob

scajacob on Apr 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Cute as ever! Perfect gifts!

marypetry

marypetry on Mar 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Second time ordering these napkins. I love them. Use them everyday. Perfect size and huge choice of colors.

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About

"Drop by drop, we make an ocean."

The refugee women of Intertwined have learned this phrase, and it epitomizes their transition into American life...
Little by little, they learn more English.
Little by little, they learn how to manage their finances.
Little by little, they build on their sewing skills and creativity.

And as they learn and sew, they are processing their life's journey.

Where they've been:
Each woman and her family comes from a war-torn country in the Middle East or East Africa. Many are political refugees whose family has aided Americans.

What they've been through:
Many of the women have hard stories of the life they came from. One has been widowed by violence; many left their home countries because of safety concerns for their children.

Where they are now:
These families have been placed in Knoxville, TN by the US State Department, and have been here for varying amounts of time. Many of their husbands cannot find work, are underemployed, or cannot work because of a disability. The women come to our non-profit offices three times a week to sew and have classes in English, finances, and creativity. Our offices are a safe place where the ladies can connect with each other in an environment that respects their home cultures, while they learn about their new one. They also sew at home to complete items for this shop and their booth at the local farmers' market.

What the future may hold:
The women of Intertwined are hardworking, kind, and beautiful souls. They want Intertwined to be a business that continues to grow to support their families.

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Shop members
  • Ladies of Intertwined

    Owner, Makers

    Six refugee women from the Middle East are sewing, learning, and living with their families in Knoxville, Tennessee.

  • "Deborah"

    Maker

  • "Izzie"

    Maker

  • "Sally"

    Maker

  • "Della"

    Maker

Shop policies

Last updated on December 1, 2014
Thank you for supporting refugee women and their families living in Knoxville, TN! Displaced by war, violence, and threats on their lives, these women are starting anew in America. Your purchases help them earn money while learning English, math, and how to navigate a new culture. We are passionate about advocating for these beautiful women.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Intertwined accepts PayPal and direct checkout.
Shipping
Items are made to order; please allow 2-3 weeks to receive your purchase.
Refunds and Exchanges
All purchases are final. If you have a problem with your order, please notify us right away and we will work out a solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Intertwined accepts custom orders. Please allow 2-3 weeks depending on the order, and all custom orders require 50% payment up front, the other 50% to be paid upon completion of the item(s).