Seamstress, tailor, shoe-repair, upholsterer, or banner maker needed to help fair-trade enterprise


Cause Areas


Wed Apr 25, 2018 09:00 AM - Fri Jul 06, 2018 07:00 PM


161 E. Aaron Dr.State College, PA 16803
Center for Amazon Community Ecology partners in Peru. Photos by Campbell Plowden/CACE


The Center for Amazon Community Ecology is a non-profit organization that promotes forest conservation in the Peruvian Amazon. We help native artisans (mostly women) develop and market innovative handicrafts in the U.S. and support better health and education in their communities.

One of the main ways that we sell these handicrafts are at music festivals and craft fairs in the summer. We have several standard pop-up canopy tents that we use to display our products at these events that need some repairs and customization. These include fixing/replacing a few zippers and torn walls and sewing on fabric strips to accommodate easy attachment of banners. The main canopy is made from 500D polyester; the walls are made from 150D polyester. We need someone who can either do these repairs/additions by hand or with help from a heavy-duty sewing machine. This could be someone who has experience as a seamstress or tailor, upholsterer, repairing shoes, or making banners with grommets.

Please contact us if you can help. We need to get these tents in good shape before our festival season starts in the third week of May.


  • Exhibition Arts
  • Sewing
  • Upholstery

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 to 10 hours
  • experience with heavy-duty sewing

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