About Us

Organic Cotton Clothing by Esperanza Threads

Sewn, Printed & Designed in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

At Esperanza Threads we train unemployed and underemployed people in the skills needed to get jobs in the thriving Cleveland garment industry. We empower people with the ability to get fair paying jobs in order to support their families. To further our mission we also manufacture a line of earth friendly products. Every product listed on this website has been lovingly crafted by someone that has gone through our training program. Purchase today to make a difference. Impact your life, the lives of those in need, and the environment.

Better for You

Well-made organic cotton clothing for
adults and children. No pesticides,
insecticides and herbicides.

Better for the Earth

Pesticide free & made in the USA. We
also offer waffle weave towels for better
energy efficiency.

Better for Workers

We started Esperanza Threads to
address the social justice issue of
sewing sweatshops.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals with barriers to employment through sewing training in practices that protect health of people and the environment while preparing them for fairly paid and sustainable jobs.

Our Vision

To train people in a non-violent, nurturing environment that prepares them to provide for themselves and their families while building dignity and self-esteem.


It Takes a Village

It takes a lot of work to make this company what it is. We'd like to acknowledge some of the talented people that have contributed to our success.


Elizabeth Glorioso 

Sarina Benn

Graphic Design:

Chuck Wimmer

Christina Bruce-Kaiser


National Embroidery and Transfer Service