At the end of this year, we want to provide an update to everyone who is interested in the ABQFI community and mission.
Our mission is to produce first quality sewn products for donation to charities and underserved communities in New Mexico; these products are made by volunteers during events that we host twice each year. We call these events “Apparel Manufacturing Bootcamps”, during which volunteers may experience everything from design through final inspection in a real factory environment.
To date, here is a list of the bootcamps, the number of volunteers, and a synopsis of the items produced and donated:
|Boot Camp Event||Volunteers|
|Fall 2015||4||35||104 coats|
|Spring 2016||8||30||270 house dresses|
|Fall 2016||5||25||105 coats|
100 cat trap covers*
|Spring 2017||7||22||100 pants|
|Fall 2017||6||29||100 coats|
75 Cat trap covers*
Total: 5 camps including 4 pre-production camps
Including many returning alumni