Roxanne Delage, owner of Ragged Ts. Let me back up a half a century… I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by a sewing machine. I couldn’t have been more than three or four when I first remember seeing my grandmother sew on a treadle machine, rocking […]
Inspired by the ethical and sustainable fashion industry, and bolstered by the pandemic, sewing and crafting are growing in popularity. Credit: paul // Adobe Last April, stuck at home under COVID-19 lockdown with two small kids, Swetha Mohan needed a hobby. She borrowed her husband’s sewing machine, which he […]
It’s no secret that business districts in San Diego County have been struggling during the pandemic. Barrio Logan is no exception.
Claudia Rodriguez-Biezunski is the owner of Sew Loka, a sewing studio on Logan Avenue. Her business, like many others in Barrio Logan, took a huge hit once the stay-at-home orders went into effect. Foot traffic vanished overnight and continued for months.
The Millennial generation is known as the “therapy generation” in mental health circles. More than any generation before them, they have embraced therapy and are leading the charge to destigmatize conversations around mental health in the workplace. I think we can agree this is a welcome shift.
But their interest in therapy and openness to discussing their feelings also reveals a deep sense of vulnerability. Depression is on the rise among Millennials, who have seen a 47% increase in depression diagnoses since 2013. And as much as experts tout the mental health benefits of remote work, working from home comes with its own set of psychological challenges.