Solidary Workshop

The Needle: It is more than only sewing workshops

The Aiguille program is a social mediation tool to allow residents and exiles to meet each other through different activities: sewing workshop, cultural activities and training based on their own methodology.

Our methodology: la Fabrique du Commun

At Tissu Solidaire we created the Atelier Aiguille as a social mediation tool for the locals and the newcomers to come together in a safe and inclusive environment to make things with hands.

With “La Fabrique du Commun” we wish to share this methodology with anyone and everyone who is interested to use craftsmanship as a tool to create social and culturally inclusive communities in their companies, neighborhood, city our country.


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Our Mindset

La Fabrique du Commun est plus qu’un simple atelier de couture: il y a une réflexion derrière l’action. Au centre de ces ateliers, on trouve la collaboration, la convivialité et des échanges significatifs. Nous avons tous quelque chose en commun et quelque chose d’unique à partager pendant l’atelier. Nous ne sommes pas là pour aider les nouveaux arrivants. Au contraire, nous sommes côte à côte avec eux, pour apprendre les uns des autres. Nous sommes là dans le but d’exploiter le pouvoir de la couture tous ensemble, pour construire une communauté inclusive, diverse et tolérante.

Atelier couture Association Tissu Solidaire

Upcoming events

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the association's activities are on hold until further notice. The team continues to work: we are at your disposal for any questions you may have! 


Séminaire des bénévoles

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Atelier couture  Annecy

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Atelier couture  Lyon

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Cultural trips

Want to be part of a community and participate in rewarding activities? Want to discover a new way to visit Lyon? 

We organise 1 cultural trip per month in Lyon and its surroundings! 

To participate and discover our offers, join the association!

Believing that cultural openness is a unifying and universal element, we share this moments between locals and newcomers as a too for social mediation. we build beautiful and common memories over our activities! 

Over the past 3 years , 50 cultural activities were offered.The latest one took us to the Lyon Museum of Fabrics for the sumptuous exhibition of Yves Saint Laurent and behind the scenes of haute couture.


Awareness seminars

As part of our actions on the inclusion of exiled people, Tissu Solidaire is organizes training seminars on engagement and facilitation.

The active participation of french citizens is essential for the inclusion of refugees! It is thanks to these exchanges that newcomers can integrate because they thus have the opportunity to speak french while forging friendly ties!

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