Creating opportunity stitch by stitch.
SewForward is a cut and sew studio providing high quality small batch manufacturing, while providing job training and employment opportunities for people facing barriers in the workforce.
Work With Us
SewForward is a truly unique venture, which also proudly employs graduates of the EECM SewForward program.
Our employees are living proof of the human capacity for resilience and change.
Work with us to help refine your product and get it ready for production.
We have a variety of industrial machines capable of handling all types of products.
We provide cutting, sewing, and packaging; all with no production minimums.
This is manufacturing that supports EECM and the community. Every project we take on, helps us continue our job training in the sewing industry. We work to fight poverty while improving the local economy. Contact us today to see what we can do for your sewing project.
As sewing projects get more complicated, one machine can no longer do it all. If you need a straight stitch, serging, zigzag for elastic, Merrow purl edge, or a blindstitch we can help you out.
Embroidery and Heat Transfers
Personalize your projects and take your creativity to all new levels. We can Embroider and Heat Press all types of designs.
Whether your items need to be cut individually, or in bulk we have the right tools to handle it all
Even More Options
It’s the little things that can elevate a project from simple to special. We can do specialty finishes, such as grommets and snaps, add your hang tags, and finish your project with a crisp press.
SewForward, was designed as a career development program in collaboration with RK Mellon, the Pittsburgh Opera, and Bridgeway Capital. The project launched in February 2017 to provide technical education, access to professional machines, jobs, and pre-apprenticeship training in the sewn manufacturing field.
EECM built and equipped a sewing production and training space, using equipment and machines that is considered the best in the industry. The program is designed to train participants in the fundamentals of stitching, embroidery and design, while helping them learn soft skills.
SewForward is running a professional sewn manufacturing facility, employing graduates of the program, and training them to work in other sewn product manufacturing facilities.