We’re becoming a Not for Profit! And, a 2017 Summary of Good Works

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
Pre-Production
Volunteers
Production
Garments
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
360 napkins**
Fall 2017 6 29 100 coats
86 pants
75 Cat trap covers*
 

Total: 5 camps including 4 pre-production camps

 

>100 volunteers

Including many returning alumni

 

Total Production:

309 coats
270 house dresses
186 pants
360 napkins
175 cat trap covers

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