Israel has been making headlines lately in the fashion industry. The latest news from the Middle Eastern nation is uplifting and inspiringâ€”women are turning away from prostitution to receive training in the fashion industry. The women are taking courses that help them learn seamstress work.
â€śThe course gave me a lot of self-confidence and knowledge,â€ť Aviva said. â€śMaybe one day Iâ€™ll be able to start something of my own. When they gave me the certificate â€” the first in my life â€” I was proud of myself. Iâ€™d done something positive.â€ť
Not only are the women learning how to produce garments, but they are also being given the opportunity to work in retail environments. â€śWorking in stores will help them integrate into the real world,â€ť Mr. Reiss said.
While most look at fashion as an escape from their own reality, it is good to see that troubled women are able to find a safe haven and comfort in a world that many view as materialistic.
[via New York Times]