• Our Mission

    We are an ethical sourcing and cut + sew business employing and empowering women in need. We combine ethical and fair-trade labor practices with sustainable sourced materials to carefully craft exceptional products.

  • Promotional products

    Choose form our lineup of high quality, ethically made, sewn goods, and customize with your logo and artwork.

  • Custom Manufacturing

    Provide your custom pattern or product idea and our team will bring it to life at our ethical cut + sew center in India.


Masks Without Borders

Join our Covid Surge relief effort! All around the world, people’s lives have been drastically changed by the pandemic. Inspired to make a global difference, Chicago Fair Trade, The Soondra Foundation and Work + Shelter joined forces to create the Masks Without Borders campaign. We hope to unite hard hit communities in our hometown of Chicago with communities in India through mask donations, specifically 10,000 sustainable cloth masks to those in need. We need your help- donate now to prevent the spread of COVID-19!

Custom Manufacturing

Full service sourcing, printing, and cut + sew of your product designs.

Customizable Products

Printed or embroidered bags and apparel with your logo or design.


“It’s easy for me to gush about WORK+SHELTER. The team is amazing, and is really an extraordinary group of women.”

“It’s challenging working across continents, especially with smaller companies, but with WORK+SHELTER everything was handled professionally and timely.”

“Working with Theresa and WORK+SHELTER has been an extremely positive experience. They are responsive to feedback and strive to improve product quality and achieve consistent results.”

“Even though we were under a lot of pressure with time, the WORK+SHELTER always kept it “cool” and efficient. The team was supportive and always open to new changes and ideas. Thank you W+S for all your effort!”


We’re here to answer any questions you might have about working with us.


Learn More About Chicago Fair Trade's "Masks Without Borders" CampaignHERE

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