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Sewing Business News Weekly Digest

Sewing Business News Weekly Digest

Kiva’s Intercontinental Ballistic Microfinance –
With the launch of Kiva, people like you and me now have the ability to make a micro-loan (as little as $25) to a farmer in Uganda, a retail shop owner in Peru, a person starting a sewing business in Mongolia, or thousands of other individuals who are

My Home-Based Sewing Business – Associated Content
I have run my own small sewing business from home for more than a decade. The flexible nature of my work has given me time to take care of a family while exercising my technical and creative skills. I offer my experience in hopes it will help someone else

Sewing her way out of poverty – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Then members are coached to use those savings, coupled with loans and training, to start tiny businesses. Jane learned to sew, left prostitution and used her savings and a small loan to buy a sewing machine. She began buying secondhand wedding gowns and

How-to Start a Sewing & Alteration Business – Associated Content
If you enjoy sewing and are looking to start your own business, opening a sewing and alteration business may be the way to go. A sewing and alteration business requires very little in start-up costs and may often be run out of your own home, making it an

Embroidery sector losing sheen with decreasing demand – Times of India
“Surti entrepreneurs have a typical herd mentality of following the businesses. This is what has happened with the embroidery sector. Now there are too many players compared to what it had in 2006. However, the entrepreneurs have to compromise

At Maison Lesage, Beauty Embroidered By Hand – NPR News
The Lesage studio was purchased by Chanel in 2002. Chanel chief designer Karl Lagerfeld wanted to ensure that this 130-year-old embroidery business would stay in business, in a world of mass-produced, made-in-China clothing. The House of Lesage

Sewing up a dream –
At the time, Pelto’s parents owned a drapery business in his native Green Bay, Wis. Pelto was raised around sewing equipment and fabric and was apprenticing to be an interior designer when his mother taught him and Fran how to sew and the art of

Fabric store owners see increase in sewing as hobby – Reading Eagle
Robert Richin, owner of Fabric Mart, has been in the business for more than 34 years, and said that when he started out, women sewed to save money. But today, his customers sew as a hobby. Fabric Mart, which has a retail store, does most of its

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