Meeting Presentation: MONMADE Fiber Entrepreneurs

When:
March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2018-03-14T19:00:00-04:00
2018-03-14T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Eastminster Presbyterian Church
250 N Highland Ave
Merion Station, PA 19066
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Browne
412-576-5462

Nisha Blackwell carefully selects each fabric used to make a Knotzland bow tie using
materials reclaimed from local businesses like the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.
A self-taught seamstress, Nisha provides on-the-job skills training to women who help
produce her collection. Knotzland bow ties are sewn and assembled in Knotzland’s
studio in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. Nisha and other growing craft businesses
work with MONMADE, a Craft Business Accelerator that provides local producers
(craft businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists)
with greater access to capital, guidance, markets, peers, space, and workforce – the
essential elements of business success. Come and meet Nisha Blackwell and other local
Fiber Entrepreneurs under the MONMADE umbrella as they show us their wares and
tell the story of how they came to be.