Makers on a Mission
We welcome resettled refugees and help them achieve economic self-sufficiency through dignified skills-based employment.
We can’t ignore those 20 million refugees who have been forced from their homes and are unlikely to ever be able to return. Refugees desperately need our help reestablishing safe and productive lives and together we can help these deserving and honorable people thrive.
At Knotty Tie, we know that refugees are not a burden; in fact, refugees have an abundance of skills that are in short supply in our country and their abilities have a positive impact on our lives, business, economy and community. Even more simply put; At Knotty Tie Co. we care about others and we honor the dignity of humans. That’s what makes us who we are.
We provide employment opportunities for refugees that match their existing skills - this way we can quickly help them achieve economic self sufficiency and overcome cultural and linguistic barriers. While we often start with basic sewing skills, we want refugee staff to learn valuable skills beyond sewing so they can ultimately merit higher pay, take on more challenging roles within the organization, and experience
growth in their careers.
Our refugee employees are an integral part of our company and are treated like the dignified humans they are. We pay not what the market dictates, but what we deem is a living wage and what we believe is needed to achieve economic self-sufficiency. This way refugees are able to provide for themselves and their families, and to invest in a bright future for themselves and their children, all while minimizing the need for public assistance.
We believe that it is essential for all persons to have access to affordable health care. A company should also take an interest in the health and well-being of its employees by actively promoting balanced and healthy lifestyles. We offer generous benefits to support all of our staff and do our part in maintaining a healthy life-work balance.