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Jennifer Michael is dynamic. Funny. Passionate. Determined. And busy! She is the founder of CraftyStitches.com and is on a mission to remind and teach women and young girls that sewing is every bit a part of the STEM movement as anything else. In fact, she was just invited to the White House (yes, THAT White House) as a representative of Etsy (yes, THAT Esty!) to talk about it. Her products are beautiful and so is her vision. Hang on as you listen in! Now where is my sewing machine....
Listen 24/7 anytime after May 21, 2015 to Michele Cuppy, President/CFO & Co-Founder of Sew Much Comfort. Sew Much Comfort began as an act of kindness for a wounded service member who had to receive his purple heart in a hospital gown because there was no clothing available to accommodate his fixator. Sew Much Comfort provides FREE adaptive (velcro closures) clothing to support the unique needs of our Veterans from all branches of the Military and National Guard.
More details at: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/may-2015/article/listen-to-michele-cuppy-president-cfo-co-founder-of-sew-much-comfort
This installment of The Forbidden Fruit will discuss the world problem of single use plastics with Bag Monster Andy Keller.
In 2004, Andy Keller, now ChicoBag president, took a trip to his local landfill after spending the day landscaping his backyard. He was horrified by what he saw. Single-use bags were visually the dominant article at the landfill that day, blanketing the landscape in a thin mix of white and beige plastic. On his way home he began to notice plastic bags everywhere, caught in trees and on fence posts, half drowned in gutter puddles and blowing in the streets like urban tumbleweeds.
That day Andy vowed to stop using single-use bags. Inspired, Andy dropped a few bucks on a second hand sewing machine and began sewing what would ultimately become the first ChicoBag® brand reusable bag.
We won't to shed as much light on this cause as possible. We're talking plastics here on The Fruit today. Join us!
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Meet Kim Newell of Kim's Uphostery Shop , Judith Ellis of JCE Sews 4U and Terese Bennett of Cozy Cottage Slipcovers.com, whom all own their own sewing businesses.
Let's find out how they started their businesses, and why they started making slipcovers for furniture. Each will be teaching at the Slipcover Summit in Hickory, NC June 26 -29, 2012.
Peace, for part 1 of our "Business of Fashion" series we will be doing a basic case study of none other than the "Godfather of urban wear" the "Originator" himself Karl Kani. We will try to analyze the business, marketing and manufacturing side of the business for listeners who may be interested in pursuing one of the many careers and opportunities in the fashion industry such as sewing, design, tailoring and many others
Svetlana Kim, Speaker, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, Speaker, Consultant, and Community Advocate. www.svetlanakim.com.
Becca Stevens is one of the premiere speakers in the United States proclaiming love as the most powerful force for social change. She is an author, Episcopal priest and founder of Thistle Farms-Magdalene, a community of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction. She founded the residential community in 1997, and the social enterprise in 2001. Thistle Farms employs residents and graduates of Magdalene, and houses a natural body care line, a paper and sewing studio, Thistle Stop Café, and its new global initiative, Shared Trade. She demonstrates that love is good business and raises millions of dollars annually. In the anti-human trafficking movement Stevens believes in a housing first model with economic independence for survivors. Most recently she has been featured in the PBS documentary, “A Path Appears.” She is a prolific writer and has been featured in the New York Times, on ABC World News, NPR, PBS, CNN, and Huffington Post and named by the White House as one of 15 Champions of Change for violence against women in 2011. She was named 2014 Humanitarian of the Year by the Small Business Council of America, has been inducted into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame, and was conferred an honorary doctorate by Sewanee: The University of the South. Her newest book is, “The Way of Tea & Justice: Rescuing the World’s Favorite Beverage from its Violent History.” She lives in Nashville with her husband, Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon, and their three sons. http://www.thistlefarms.org/index.php/about-becca
Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is the author of 3 spectacular books for kids who don't fit into the typical hetero-normative, gender binary stereotypes. In her words, these are "books about everyday kids who are going through life feeling a little different than all the other kids around them." The books embrace fludity in gender identiy, sexual idenity and orientation, and encourages kids to feel okay in their own skin.
Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is a single mother of three children. She attended California State University, Northridge where she obtained her Master's degree in clinical psychology and a Minor in human sexuality.
She is a social worker at a Community Based Adult Services center, where she provides counseling and access to community resources to seniors and adults with mental health issues.
Michelle enjoys sharing everything she can and is diverse in her interests and skills, she is certified in massage therapy and reflexology and has taught all ages from pre-school to adults (massage therapy and a college course) and has over 15 years experience in business management. Michelle also has an artistic side, she enjoys dancing, including Hawaiian, Aztec and salsa dancing and enjoys sewing, painting, writing and just about anything that requires creativity.
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Laura Kelly, Owner, The Handwork Studio
The Handwork Studio is a kids’ needle arts, machine sewing and fashion community. We pass down the tradition of teaching knitting, crocheting, embroidery, hand and machine sewing, fashion and crafts to kids 3-15. We provide our unique arts education in after school classes, camps, workshops and birthday parties.
Laura Kelly is the Owner of The Handwork Studio, a kids' needlearts community. She received her BS from Northeastern University. After 10 years in marketing for the travel and financial consulting industry in NYC, Laura decided it was time for a change, moved to Philadelphia and began her company in 2002. Today, the camp business is located in 8 states and 43 locations. She resides in Villanova her husband, her two children and three dogs.
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