Joy Opfer left her internet job to return to her steel industry roots and hand craft eco-jewelry, now worn by top celebrities.
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I found out that girls who play sports are statistically less likely to get pregnant or be in an abusive relationship, and are statistically healthier, more confident, and happier.
Seams Karmic developed from a constant lack of time to shop for my children’s clothes. Every time I turned around my oldest son needed new socks, new shoes, new pants, etc.
The business is not a hobby and certainly not an easy way to make money. But the business is growing and heading in the right direction so I am cautiously optimistic.
I couldn’t work when my health acted up & I also take care of my mother who is a 3x survivor of Lymphoma. So I needed a plan. I wanted to do something I enjoyed.
I yearned to find happiness through meaningful work, and knew that combining my two favorite passions, international development and fashion, would let me do just that.
For most Muslim women it can be challenging finding styles that express their cultural heritage, American identity, and at the same time being true to their faith.
Once I was out of the military I wanted an income of my own that didn’t take me away from my children and after much trail and error I finally opened a shop on Etsy.com.
I realized that I could pair the market opportunity of women seeking a more meaningful wedding dress with the social need for safe, fair, and empowering work for women…and create something truly beautiful.
I’ve always wanted to run my own business… After I finished college in Sweden (where I’m from) with a major in Economics, I went to New York for an internship at the Consulate General of Sweden.
We started GiveLoveCycle to create a product that is reflective of ourselves – real women that bike as a means of transportation.
While working in the Men’s custom clothing industry I discovered an immense void in the market for women. Alcott Clothier provides women with luxurious, flattering, and fashion-forward custom clothing.
People started asking where I bought my jewelry, the next thing you know, I started a business. It was the best decision I’ve ever made, and I’ve never looked back since.
I’ve now survived through a couple downturns, watched businesses come and go, and have figured out how to best keep my business afloat.
I combined my many years experience in fashion design and garment construction with my love of shopping online and created an online custom dress boutique.