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Charity Teaches Refugees To Sew

Posted: 11:00 PM, Sep 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-02 00:04:42-04

A local charity has helped refugees around Nashville learn to sew in hopes of contributing to the city's manufacturing industry.

Catholic Charities Sewing Academy has worked to build skilled sewers for today's manufacturing industry.

In the meantime, students used their skills to make canvas bags for the Turnip Truck in Nashville. The men and women come from all over the world.

"So most of the students in the class at this point are refugees.We've had students from 10 different countries. A lot of the students lately have been from Nepal, Burma, Somolia, Syria, Iraq," said Trishawna Quincy.

You can buy the limited edition bags at the Turnip Truck for $18.99.