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Phrases like “slow fashion” and “conscientious consumption” are starting to become household terms. And while some companies are looking for a way to wedge themselves into the trend, others have been built from the ground up on those exact principles. One such company is Coclico, a New York City-based shoewear brand founded by fourth-generation shoemaker Sandra Canselier. Growing up in Pays de la Loire, a region of western France, Canselier was surrounded by shoemaking. “My father ran the family shoe factory, as his father and grandfather had before. We lived and breathed footwear production in our home.” But despite
“It’s an opportunity to be seen by a great audience.”“It shouldn’t take you very long.”“We promise to only ask for minimal changes.”We’ve all heard them; the carefully worded, manipulative phrases designed to take advantage of freelancers where they’re most vulnerable: places like job instability, risk management, and romanticizing of passion. When you’re working on a team of one without a sounding board to call foul, those phrases can start to sound convincing. So, we assembled a crew of hard bitten, world-weary, sign-on-the-dotted-line creatives to each call out a red flag staked in a pile of bullshit so
Whether you’re looking for a side hustle, hoping to find a new career, or just want a way to de-stress after work, there are many reasons to launch a creative project. Of course, the task of actually starting one can be daunting. One of the largest obstacles? Money. Investing a lot of it into an unproven creative venture isn’t always wise or even possible. That said: there are ways to launch an ambitious project on a shoestring budget. Below, we spotlight three people who started creative projects without spending a lot of money, at least initially. In addition to the
We all go through times that deeply challenge us—moments that rattle us to our core, turn our day-to-day reality upside down, and force us to redefine what really matters to us. For me, one of those moments came when my marriage to my husband ended in January 2017. As co-founders of The Great Discontent, our lives had been enmeshed for a decade—we had lived together, worked together, created together, and socialized together. Work and life had loosely overlapped, free of boundaries. Compelled to find a new identity outside of my life and business partnership, I chose to transition out of
It’s not always possible to quickly measure success in business, so when it happens, it’s worth dissecting the elements that contributed to the success. That’s why I want to look at a recent community toy drive spearheaded by Ripped City Gardens, an artisan cannabis grower based in Portland, Oregon. The post Case Study: Waging a […]
I find that there’s an insatiable appetite for anything that might increase our productivity: tips, hacks, apps, ideas, approaches, philosophies, potted plants, odors, better chairs – anything. That’s why I collect the best articles from around the internet that give us ways to boost our productivity. The post Best of the Web: December Productivity Edition […]
See what you think of this book title: What happens when a strong-willed woman and man try to make a relationship work during a time of social upheaval? The post Still a slave to keywords? Set yourself free! appeared first on Ray Manley.
There’s more content than usual in this installment of the best of the web. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling the last few weeks and neglected my curation duties, so I had some catching up to do. Sit back, relax, scan the 22 articles below and find the nuggets of wisdom that you can […]
I realized that we have another tell-tale sign that Christmas and the holiday season are bearing down on us like a brakeless semi-truck the other day when one of my Facebook friends boasted that she was dressed up and ready for the Hallmark movies. I may be a little late to the party, but I […]
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