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Every person deserves the opportunity
to develop job skills
Quality with a Purpose

Quality with a Purpose

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GET QUALITY, GIVE PURPOSE

To further its mission, Goodwill Industries of Kansas, Inc. established Edgar James Apparel. When you purchase apparel or contract with Edgar James, people with disabilities and other barriers to employment gain purpose, pride and dignity through the power of work.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Inspired by Goodwill’s founder Dr. Edgar James Helms, the mission of Edgar James Apparel is to ensure all people have the opportunity to develop job skills and lead independent and productive lives. We are proud to employ people with various employment barriers to complete cut and sew orders, producing quality apparel for a variety of industries. Edgar James is pleased to be able to provide necessary accommodations to ensure each employee can work to their fullest potential.

DEDICATED TO QUALITY

Edgar James is dedicated to providing exceptional quality.  Our sewing team is highly skilled and committed to excellence regardless of language barriers, lack of formal education, minimal to no work experience and disabilities such as deafness.  Edgar James’ manufacturing facility is ISO certified, a certification requiring the highest level of production excellence.  Every Edgar James item is thoroughly inspected to ensure the highest level of quality.  Learn more about what it means to be ISO certified.

THE BENEFIT OF YOUR PURCHASE IS MULTIFACETED

When you shop Edgar James, not only are you receiving quality apparel and services at competitive prices, you are creating purpose for hundreds of people who otherwise might not be gainfully employed.  In addition to producing quality apparel, Edgar James contracts with businesses to complete jobs; providing opportunities for people with disabilities.

A few of the contracted jobs include:

Learn more about our Business Services.

Quality with a Purpose When you shop Edgar James, more than 90 cents of every dollar spent helps Goodwill educate and employ people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.
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