Project Regina Contract Sewing started 40 years ago in 1976 as a non-profit by Sister Marie Lee at Regina Catholic High School in south Minneapolis, teaching Hispanic immigrants English and how to sew on commercial sewing machines.
When Regina High School closed in 1984, the program was partnered with and moved to Minneapolis Public schools adult education center to continue the English language and sewing with refugees and Hispanic immigrants. Class size was raised to 25 students per session.
Since our beginnings, we have trained and taught English to over 1,200 students. The goal is to supply trained sewers with English language skills to factories in the area. We also had students who did not want to work in factories but rather out of their homes. We helped them purchase their own equipment and become sewers for the contract sewing business that Project Regina had started.
Today, we sew products for over 25 different companies and last year, we cut and sewed over 250,000 pieces. Our first customer from 1978 is still with us today and is our biggest customer. We produce over 28 different products for them. Our specialty is startup or small companies, we can make small quantities if needed to start the business. Contact us to see how easy we are with to work.