WORN for PEACE. WORN for HOPE. WORN for FASHION.
WORN is a socially-conscious business of Catholic Charities Fort Worth. The mission of WORN is to provide refugee women living in the United States a supplemental source of income, empowering them to rise above poverty. All products are hand-knit in the
WORN is here to foster their journey. More than just an accessory WORN symbolizes:
· Peace - Teaching that peace is more than just security, it’s dignity
· Hope - Enabling refugees to find value in both product and self
· Fashion - Making a statement for those in need
100% of the net profits from the products go directly back into the community through Catholic Charities Fort Worth to further equip the women with the necessary skills to become self-sufficient.
WORN but not abandoned…
Refugees from all over the world come to the
For newly arrived refugee families, becoming capable and independent community members is a challenge. Considering these families are still learning English, adjusting to all facets of culture and daily life in a new country, and have no previous work experience in the
In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, a family consisting of two parents and two children needs nearly $46,000 in annual household income to cover basic living expenses, according to the Center for Public Policy Priorities. This equates to $23 per hour between both wage earners. This is where WORN comes in.
WORN is the brand that provides a supplemental income to refugees who hand-knit our products. 100% of the net profits from the products sold at retail go back to Catholic Charities Fort Worth to provide community development and programming for refugee families. WORN partnered with the
· Post-Traumatic Stress – 39% decrease
· Depression – 48% decrease
· Anxiety – 55% decrease
· Somatization – 22% decrease
WORN is a socially-conscious business founded by Catholic Charities Fort Worth. Catholic Charities Fort Worth is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization serving this community since 1910. The organization was founded to serve the poor and children in need. Since 1910,Catholic Charities Fort Worth has grown to provide socials services, to strengthen families, reduce infant mortality, resettle refugees, assist the elderly and disabled, and prevent child abuse. With a diverse range of programs, Catholic Charities Fort Worth assisted over 124,000 individuals, families and children in 2011, regardless of their faith traditions. www.CatholicCharitiesFortWorth.org