Hello Rewind: Green do-gooder laptop sleeves
Photo: Hello Rewind
We’re working with the women to train them in the skills that will help right now — English, sewing, and basic business skills. The training programs are free in conjunction with the services Restore NYC already provides them. We do training in the same location we sew the sleeves on the same machines we bought. We tell them about Hello Rewind. We tell them again about Hello Rewind. We show them the sleeves and tell them how much they can make for each sleeve. It’s not as much as they can make working at the brothel, but it’s still more than what minimum wage or welfare could ever hope to provide them, and more than they could earn elsewhere. They make more than I’d ever make with Hello Rewind. Each of them decides for themselves whether they want to get involved with the program — and for many, it’s an economic incentive.
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