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Second Stitch was founded by VICSEG New Futures in 2017 as a social enterprise that empowers women from diverse backgrounds economically and socially through textiles. 

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Built on the foundation of supporting women and helping them build connections through our studio, over the last 4 years we have made 20,000+ products, collaborated with industry leaders as well as directly employing our students for our range of services.  


We continue to foster a studio of education, empowerment and economy. We believe local and sustainably made productions can create an ecosystem that supports women. 


Our foundation was built to help migrant, asylum seekers and refugees through: 


Subsidised training in textile production for migrant, refugee and asylum seekers. Students learn professional textile skills to equip them for employment and enterprise.  

Working for themselves or through us. 

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Ethical Production

Our team of seamstresses create high-quality products and repair the stories in your most loved garments. Repairs are available at our Coburg studio open 5 days / week.  

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Workshops, events and social gatherings held throughout the year. Open to the public. Building connections in the community.  

Social inclusion.  

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VICSEG New Futures

Our not-for-profit organisation offers a range of services for migrants, asylum seeker and refugee communities in Victoria. We believe diverse cultural perspectives strengthen our community, which is why we are on a mission to build a more inclusive Australia. 

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