We train and empower Cleveland community members in the sewing trade, growing avenues of economic opportunity while offering a space to learn, connect, and collaborate as a sustainable enterprise within the fashion and textile industry.
We take pride in our programs’ accessibility and focus on inclusion and diversity.
Esperanza Threads is a Cleveland community resource offering skill sharing opportunities supported by economic incentive during and after the program period.
Recognizing the fashion industry’s impact on the environment and setting a better example is a core tenet of our business practices.
Beginning as an educational resource for people in the Gordon Square arts district, Esperanza Threads has grown into a community welcoming refugees, immigrants, and local Clevelanders under one roof. We believe in the power of skill sharing, empowering independence and employment opportunities for anyone and everyone.
Every consumer decision is simply that; a decision. An opportunity to support and finance the industries and practices that you believe in. When engaging with Esperanza Threads you will find a collective of people dedicated to illuminating the processes and solutions found in offering ethically sourced and manufactured textile.
Sustainable business with a sustainable mindset, it's in our fibers. From the fabrics we work on in our classes to the products we sell and distribute – we put earth before economy.
Working with natural and organic fibers in our product lines and deadstock donated textiles in our recycled lines.