According to the most recent census statistics, one in seven Americans is living below the poverty line and in U.S. households headed by single mothers, over 30 percent are impoverished. To help combat these disturbing numbers, Polartec has teamed up with Moms and Jobs, Inc. (MoJo), a Boston-based social venture that provides sustainable employment opportunities, childcare, and career development for single mothers in the apparel manufacturing sector.
“Polartec has been very generous with its support of MoJo,” says co-founder Darr Alley. “Polartec is providing us with its premium fabrics so our staff can make the highest quality products. Polartec also uses recycled plastic bottles to make many of its fabrics, and MoJo is thrilled to be able to simultaneously help single moms and be environmentally-friendly.”
Polartec provides discounted rates on its fabric for MoJo to use in its product line of apparel and logo-wear. MoJo employs a full staff of single mothers and the proceeds from MoJo product purchases are dedicated to providing free childcare, higher than average wages, healthcare, and educational opportunities for MoJo employees.
“MoJo is creating jobs for an underserved demographic in a time when the US economy needs help the most,” states Polartec president, Andy Vecchione. “We're proud to lend our support.”
About MoJo, Inc.
MoJo creates sustainable employment opportunities in the apparel manufacturing sector for the underserved demographic of single mothers. MoJo manufactures logo-wear for socially conscious corporations and universities and utilizes the proceeds from the purchase of MoJo products to provide better than minimum wage salaries, a chance at a new career path, and more importantly, freedom from the prohibitive daycare costs that keep so many mothers from re-entering the work force and being able to support themselves and the families that need them. For more information, visit momsandjobs.com
About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the developer, manufacturer and marketer of Polartec® performance fabrics. Polartec® products range from lightweight wicking base layers, to insulation layers, to extreme weather protection and are utilized by the best clothing brands in the world. In addition, Polartec® fabrics are used extensively by all branches of the United States military including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Special Operations Forces. For more information, visit polartec.com