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You Make it – Promoting Stitching Academy for Tomorrow’s Designers


You Make It offers a creative and inspiring programme for young women. They are given the tools to transform their lives through personal empowerment.


The organisation was designed in response and first ran as a virtually funding free pilot all from CEO Asma’s kitchen table.

Asma commented: ‘We empower young unemployed women with the confidence, skills, networks, knowledge and experiences needed to realise their passions and pursue their goals.

You Make It offers a holistic and uplifting approach to job-seeking that puts individuality and self-esteem at its core. Our mission is to ensure all women, regardless of background, have access to the same opportunities to lead happy, independent and fulfilled lives.’

Throughout October and November ‘You Make it’ is hosting a series of workshops for unemployed 18 – 30 year old women and providing them with inspiring talks and opportunities to help reach their goals.


We went along and those interested in exploring the fashion industry and potentially setting up their own label were delighted to hear about the free ‘Stitching Academy for Tomorrow’s Designers’ course for anyone living in East London. The course enables learners to be taught by industry experts in a real live factory environment. Previous learners have progressed onto employment as a machinist, a fashion apprenticeship or have set up their own business.

Thank you to Creative Skillset and You Make It for helping us to reach out and promote this exciting opportunity. We look forward to welcoming any ‘Make it Work’ candidates to the programme!

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