Business Spotlight: Smiling Eyes Sisters

Business Spotlight: Smiling Eyes Sisters

Hi there! We are Emily Quinn and Molly Frankle, the owners and makers behind Smiling Eyes Sisters. After years of working as a professional chef, Emily decided that aprons needed an upgrade. Together we decided to collaborate on developing a comfortable and adjustable (but still chic!) apron. Since the launch of the apron, we have expanded to include cloth napkins, kitchen towels, and kids aprons. We both live in Los Angeles and hope to continue growing our business to offer

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Business Spotlight: Lillies Dream

Business Spotlight: Lillies Dream

By: Luthea Salom

Lillies Dream is a sustainable ecological clothing line for babies and toddlers designed and handmade by me in my sunny smoke-free little creative studio in the middle of Manhattan. I use organic, Kona and/or premium cottons certified 100% safe for the delicate skin of babies and put a lot of love and happiness into every item I create.

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*Photo Credit: Courtney Patton

I am inspired by vintage clothing, sunny mornings, fairy lights, baby smiles, naïve art

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Business Spotlight: Wheaton Whaley Designs

Business Spotlight: Wheaton Whaley Designs

Hey friends! My name is Elizabeth Wheaton and I am the owner/designer for Wheaton Whaley! We specialize in custom home decor and accessories. I started the business in 2015 while pregnant with my 1st child. Insomnia kept me up and I needed something to take my mind off things. I never dreamed it would turn into the business it is today, but I’m so glad it has! Our company employs 7 workers, most of whom are creatives as

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Fabric Business Spotlight: SmartGlamour

Fabric Business Spotlight: SmartGlamour

My name is Mallorie Dunn and I am the owner and designer of SmartGlamour - a customizable, ethical, inclusive clothing line based in NYC. We make ethically produced, fully customizable, fashionable clothing for folks size XXS-15X and beyond. SmartGlamour was founded in 2014 with a mission to help combat the negative body stigmas that run rampant in mainstream fashion and beauty. That mission also extends to ensuring accessibility of our items both in size and price to as many folks

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Business Spotlight: CreativeSoul Photography

Business Spotlight: CreativeSoul Photography

We’re Kahran & Reg - a husband and wife photography duo on a mission to empower kids around the world by showcasing their beauty, uniqueness and creativity. We’re most known for our AfroArt series showcasing the beauty and versatility of afro hair with an intersection of fashion. We love upcycled clothing and working with our designer to create couture looks out of everyday materials and fabrics.

CreativeSoul photography

For this project, we partnered with talented children's couture designer, Alicia Akers of

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Business Spotlight: Ma Ma Osa

Business Spotlight: Ma Ma Osa

Hello, I’m Alisha with Ma Ma Osa, a handmade clothing brand that offers heirloom quality garments, all made with love by a mother (me). My brand celebrates the cherished craft of sewing and seeks to honor the art of slow fashion in all our practices. We also celebrate the skills and art of learning to sew, with my ability to teach others how to make their own quality sustainable garments through our recently launched Digital Sewing Course.

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Each one

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Business Spotlight: Juniper Dress Co.

Business Spotlight: Juniper Dress Co.

Hey there! I am Whitney, founder of Juniper Dress Co. I love making hair accessories and custom clothing. I am a big fan of bright colors, funky patterns, and anything floral. I love making accessories and clothing that are as unique as my clients. Whether it is a hair scarf or custom dress I believe that the right clothing can elevate your everyday look and make you feel special.

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