At the heart of Re-store lies a mission to provide work opportunities for marginalised and underprivileged members in our community who struggle to make ends meet. For disadvantaged groups in particular, constraints ranging from physical disabilities to family commitments and individual circumstances vastly limit their employment opportunities. To accommodate a diverse range of needs, Re-store's work arrangement is designed for flexibility—offering the versatility needed for our team to continue doing what they do best while earning a fair wage for their contributions.
Building a direct relationship with our production team means that we have full control over our practices and can create an environment that is safe, comfortable, and committed to fair pay. We recognise the existence of a historically problematic relationship between fashion and vulnerable groups and have been intentional in fostering equitable relationships with our craftsmen, ensuring Re-store never loses the thread that grounds us to our values. We work towards cultivating meaningful relationships forged upon mutual respect and collaboration, fostering an inclusive environment where each member of our team feels accepted and valued for who they are, not just what they bring to the table.
As of 2021, we have provided work opportunities to 8 skilled inidividuals in our team, and look forward to continually growing and nurturing our community. Please feel free to get in touch if you know of anyone who may fall under our home-based opportunities programme.
We reach out to social workers, advocacy groups, community centres, NGOs, and Family Service Centres (FSCs) to look for suitable individuals—prioritising those who have slipped through the cracks
Once connected with a potential candidate, we arrange for a meeting to assess if our programme would be a good fit for their needs by getting to know them personally while ensuring they have the prerequisite skills
Jobs are assigned based on technical skills and personal circumstances, ensuring we factor in specific needs such as being homebound and accommodating to their individual schedules and familial commitments
Behind our range of thoughtfully crafted products sits a local team of skilled and passionate individuals. Here are some of their stories.