The marketplace is a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts and a crowd-sourcing platform for engaging customers in providing ideas, connections and services that support local businesses.
Sunday, November 24th
The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
(near Dupont Circle)
Tanzania native Mariam came to the U.S. with an independent and creative spirit. She married her textile experience with her creative hunger to create handbags made from the East African fabric, kanga. The handbags are as versatile and beautiful as the cloth they are made from. In order for Mariam’s handbag business to prosper, she needs the expertise of a business minded individual like yourself, who would know how to help her copyright her designs and ideas. Surely, someone knows a good supplier from whom she can purchase zippers and closures. Last, but not least Miriam could use a good marketing expert to help her package her handbags and sell them to boutiques and yoga studios. EWI’s 1st annual holiday market is a great place to meet Miriam, see her lovely handbags and help her take her business to the next level.
Dinelles inspiration for UnFORgettables came from sheer boredom during a pregnancy bed rest. She created a diaper cake for her baby shower which resulted in others requesting her fun and lovely gift packages. Dinelles went on to expand her creativity for gift design to include holiday gift baskets
and towel cakes. UnFORgettables could soar to new heights if she could get assistance with setting up a website, serious investors and a solid business coach to build her entrepreneurial confidence. Why don’t you stop by the EWI 1st annual holiday gift market to help lift Dinelles to new heights!
Michele Black & Kathy Kemerait
Mountain Bird Designs
An artistic duo on a mission to create with a purpose! Meet Kathy and Michele, two talented women who have put their ideas into action by collaborating with a fair pay textile manufacturer and are committed to partnering with eco-friendly American manufacturers in order to bring textile jobs back to Appalachia. Using various mediums, to include textiles, beads, paper and clay, their art brings the simplest items to life. From their signature women’s business handbag to the holiday gift market promotional materials, their ability to artistically capture the true essence of womanhood is beyond amazing. Though, what good is such rich and incredible talent if it can’t be shared with the world? Your connections to investors, high profile contacts and solid textile industry experience are where their art and your business savvy collides. Let’s make Kathy and Michele’s artistic endeavors a successful business at EWI’s1st annual holiday gift market.
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Written by Ciara Salg, Fall Marketing & Communications Intern