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How San Francisco Manufacturing Embraces Immigrants and Youths

 

Trump’s Muslim ban and his proposal of building the wall are infuriating to me, to say the least.

I am an immigrant. My sewer is an immigrant. My pattern maker is an immigrant too! I am pretty sure you know at least one person who is an immigrant. If you can’t think of one, think again! You are reading this post written by one.

Just in San Francisco, 34.1% of the population is foreign born according to Wikipedia. That means 1 out of 3 people were born outside of the United States. It is important to recognize the impact of immigrants in our workforce.

The quick responses and donations from Silicon Valley giants to support human rights organization like the ACLU and events like “Day Without Immigrants” keep me hopeful. But these are big corporations. 

To contrast, I want to share this video to showcase how smaller companies are also embracing immigrants and the young generation in manufacturing — a sector that many think has vanished in America!

It is more important than ever to support our local economy powered by a diverse workforce. That is why I chose to produce my clothes in San Francisco.

 

MADEIRA is a proud SF Made member since 2016 (see our SFMade Profile here).

Their mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce.

If you would like to support San Francisco's local products, check out SFMade member companies

Posted on 24 February 2017

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