Founded in 2004, the “Tissons la Solidarite” (Weaving Solidarity) network groups together 70 professional integration structures around the recycling of second-hand clothing. The majority of the people engaged are women. The network employs them under assisted contracts promoting their professional integration. Personalized social support reduces the obstacles to employment (such as access to a driver’s license, childcare solutions, and literacy.)
Fondation CHANEL supported 20 network structures professionalizing both their production facilities and especially the work employees and technical supervisors. True co-construction, the partnership was based mainly on a direct technical assistance program with the involvement of many employees of the House.
Tissons la Solidarité brings together 70 associations from the world of integration through economic activity, whose common goal is to ensure a return to sustainable employment for employees on integration.