All crocheted items begin with a single STITCH. The resulting design comes from a combination of varied stitches that are methodically and creatively imagined and lovingly and carefully executed by hand using the crochet technique.
Stitched by Mia is an idea I only initially imagined, and is now becoming a reality. The Idea? To maximize my creative talent, allow others to unleash and maximize their own creative talent--that becomes income generating and life-giving.
I have always been creative and crafty. I realized it was time to put the spotlight on these talents instead of leaving them on the side lines. This way, talent will breed more talent. Hence, I left the corporate world to pursue this passion of Talent Building.
It's my own tribute to mothers. I love that I'm able to help mothers earn a living without having to go out of the house and still be able to take care of their children and household. I have seen families challenged by having both parents work to earn a living, leaving the kids to nannies'; or other relatives'; care. While I admire the sacrifice, I would like to offer an alternative, by becoming "Women Stitchers".
Currently, I have 2 regular stitchers who are stay-at-home moms. I provide the materials and training at their homes, and they get paid on a per piece basis. On the average, they would receive more than the minimum daily wage for a day's work, which was significantly larger than what they said they received from doing crochet work for a large shoe manufacturer.
Stitched by Mia is powered by the Filipina.
Talented Filipina--her eye for beauty, her crafty and nimble hands, her brilliant mind
Caring Fillipina--her heart for family and faith
Passionate Filipina--her advocacy for the nation, the earth and society
Stitched by Mia is "Crocheted by Women for Women", providing Chic and Sustainable items for the home and a woman's daily life.
All items are handcrafted by Women who are stay-at-home moms from Marikina and Antipolo, providing them additional source of income while still being able to care for their children.
Designs are carefully selected to fit a sustainable lifestyle, replacing wasteful use of paper or plastic inside and outside of the home--and making sure it radiates a fun and chic vibe for the Women of today.