Meijer donates $250,000 to Detroit-based Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center

Published On: May 9, 2024Categories: Industry News, News

Meijer, a family-operated retailer that operates 500 supercenters, grocery stores, and neighborhood markets throughout the Midwest, announced a $250,000 donation to the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC), a Detroit-based national nonprofit organization. ISAIC focuses on training the next generation of textile and apparel manufacturing industry talent through a curriculum that combines technical skills, soft skills and digital literacy.

ISAIC launched in 2020 to tackle two major challenges in the sewn goods industry: the shortage of skilled workers and the lack of innovation in U.S. domestic textile and apparel manufacturing. Today, the organization benefits from longtime Meijer partner Carhartt Inc., which has provided the third floor of its flagship Midtown store, spanning approximately 12,000 square feet, as a dedicated space for ISAIC’s operations. The donation from Meijer will support ISAIC’s ongoing advancement as it continues to raise capital to expand job and training programming.