Today the three women boarded a plane bound for Malawi, along with a representative from the group H.E.L.P.
The group is an international organization based in Pepper Pike. H.E.L.P. stands for hope, education, love and protection. The group's founder and executive director is Jillian Wolstein.
The non-profit organization has helped build schools and increase access to health care in this developing nation, known as one of the poorest nations in the world.
The women will spend two weeks teaching other women and children how to sew.
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"They don't have a means to buy new clothes. They wear the same shirt, the same pair of pants, everyday. Their uniforms get passed down from kid to kid," said Jessica Lowe, executive director of H.E.L.P.
"They will be able to patch holes, they will be able to sew a shirt, sew a uniform, show them how to do the simple stitching and know how to put the pieces together, learn how to read a pattern, which will be really important."
Dozens of sewing machines, bolts of fabric and buttons are already in Malawi. They went by cargo ship over the summer.
Ursuline alumna and now Director of Alumnae Relations Tiffany Mushrush-Mentzer is going on the trip. She has been working behind the scenes now for about a year to help make it happen.
"A lot of their pieces, their clothing doesn't even have buttons on it so for them, that's like a huge embellishment for them," Mushrush-Mentzer said.
She will travel with fashion department chairwoman Connie Korosec and alumna Anne-Marie Gurko.
Gurko said she is excited to teach others what she knows about fashion.
"These women will be able to help their families or other people they know by mending their clothing or creating something they feel proud of that they created from the beginning.
After the trip, one of the fashion creations will be on the international catwalk. A fashion show put on by H.E.L.P. this year in London will feature red dresses.
One of those dresses will be created by the ladies from Ursuline and the ladies of Malawi.