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Sewing with Purpose

Common Thread is a social enterprise that sources street banners and other fabric to convert into colourful and durable products. We coordinate production by our network of producers, women like Halima who are newcomers to Canada or who have employment barriers and thrive in our flexible work environments. 

         Women with barrierts to employment excel in Common Thread's flexible learning and work environment
 
Common Thread Products are:
  •  Well-designed and high quality
  •  Affordable
  •  Made in Canada
  •  Eco-friendly
  •  Supporting social goals

We are happy to talk to you about your product ideas and needs.

Please check out our products and contact us, or watch this video.

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Street banners before they are recycled into bags
 Before
 
 Bags made by Common Thread, upcycled from street banners
 ... and after
 
Common Thread upcycled 5600 banners in 2011/12, diverting 1.4 metric tons from the landfill and avoiding 5 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
 
Eco-audit calculations courtesy of Ian McSorley at Design HQ Inc.