May 2017

May 2017

The workshop’s first cloth-maker graduates from her six-month training program and receives a two-part business creation grant to open an independent cloth-making business. The next cloth-maker begins training.

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April 2017

April 2017

The workshop adds an embroidery machine for on-site embroidery of the new MFC logo onto clothes using scrap fabric. All products are professionally photographed to facilitate new sales channels.

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March 2017

March 2017

A marketing plan is developed for sales expansion, and the project undergoes a name and logo change. The workshop gains non-governmental organization status as a foundation in Ghana. Manager participates in basic computer skills training course.

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February 2017

February 2017

After one month away from the workshop, the MFC founder returns to the workshop for three weeks to check-in with management. Tertiary research about barriers to systems of health care for people with disabilities is conducted.

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January 2017

January 2017

The workshop operates independently for a month without any on-site support, producing the spring Galaxies collection. Website design and marketing efforts are assessed to prepare for a major sales push.

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December 2016

December 2016

A pilot knitting program for home work and a pilot taxi transport program are started. Water management is discussed, and the workshop goes on holiday after making new products including laptop cases.

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November 2016

November 2016

The workshop switches to repurposed cotton t-shirts and reclaimed zippers to improve financial and environmental sustainability. The I Found the World winter collection of products is finished and shipped.

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October 2016

October 2016

100 yards of organic cotton arrive from Mali, a cloth-maker with a daughter with an intellectual disability is hired as the workshop scales up production, and a local peanut cake business is added for diversification.

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September 2016

September 2016

Ruby Is Respectful fall products are finished with an embroidered MFC logo and shipped to our distributing partner. The workshop adds a paper-making program, and an impact assessment tool is in development.

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August 2016

August 2016

Matilda Flow Enterprise workshop reopens in Ghana with one tailor, one seamstress, one workshop assistant, and two part-time tag-makers. Workshop wall is completed, and an inclusive photoshoot occurs.

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July 2016

July 2016

Workshop construction project finishes and an accessible bathroom is started as well as the installation of a rainwater capturing system. Employee recruitment begins, and organic cotton is imported.

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June 2016

June 2016

MFC is born with a project name, vision, and first partner, who undertakes a tie-dye apprenticeship. As construction begins on an expanded, accessible workshop, Matilda manufactures prototype designs.

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