Our Movement


WORN is a socially-conscious business of Catholic Charities Fort Worth. Our mission 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 USA by women who have survived the afflictions of their war-torn and poverty-stricken homelands.

Our Mission

 Refugees from all over the world come to the United States for resettlement, leaving behind the affliction and persecution they faced in their home countries. Catholic Charities Fort Worth, along with other resettlement agencies, help the refugees transition into American culture which includes setting up apartments, English as a Second Language classes, enrolling children in schools, and help with integration into the American employment system. The vision of Catholic Charities Fort Worth is to provide the necessary skills that allow these refugees to be self-sufficient and regain a sense of both self and dignity.

 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 United States, this isn’t an easy task. The average wage for a newly-arrived refugee enrolled in Catholic Charities Fort Worth programs is only $8.17 per hour, making supplemental income tremendously important for the family’s long-term financial stability.

 Our brand provides a supplemental income to refugees who hand-knit our products. 100% of the net profits are used for the women's wages and CCFW programs designed to end poverty in our community. 

Catholic Charities Fort Worth

Founded in 1910, Catholic Charities Fort Worth (CCFW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a zealous goal to end poverty in our 28 county diocese. By meeting the needs of children, families, the elderly, refugees, and immigrants regardless of creed, ethnicity or culture, CCFW is able to serve and give hope to over 100,000 individuals and families in need each year. More than 90 cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to provide services through CCFW’s 40 plus innovative programs, empowering clients to be self-sufficient. www.CatholicCharitiesFortWorth.org