entrepreneurship

Fashion line helps human trafficking victims

Tourmaline Designs, Cleveland, Ohio
Tourmaline Designs is a local clothing line with a mission: to help victims of human trafficking. Founder Tiffany Halverstadt donates a percentage of her total sales to a local charity that provides a safe human trafficking victims. She talked to us about choosing her clothing line's mission, what she's learned from running a business in Cleveland and what inspires her.

Local beauty line uses all natural ingredients

Kimberley Rose, natural bath and body products, Cleveland, Ohio
Kim Malone had a problem: she and her family couldn't use most beauty products because of their sensitivities to certain ingredients. Her solution? Create her own products, featuring only natural ingredients. Today, she sells natural soaps, body butters, candles and more through her line Kimberley Rose.

Double Rainbow offers unique clothing for girls

Double Rainbow, boutique in the Van Aken District
Double Rainbow, a boutique located in the Van Aken District, offers mom-approved apparel and accessories for girls. It's designed to fill the need for unique clothing for children and adolescents in Northeast Ohio.

Applications open for new retail incubator

Applications open for new retail incubator program
Calling all future boutique owners, cosmetologists and style retailers - you could be part of a new incubator program in Glenville.

Fashion for golfers and more

Girls Got Swing, Ohio
Irene Dooley was inspired to open her store, Girls Got Swing, when she had difficulty finding fashionable golf clothes in Northeast Ohio. Her shop provides high-quality, chic looks for not only golfers but also women who live active lifestyles. Dooley was kind enough to answer some questions for us about opening Girls Got Swing, being an entreprenuer and engaging with customers.

Clothing company finds inspiration in Cleveland

Cleveland Swag Co., Ohio fashion
Local couple Rory and Brenda Haehn had a hard time finding Cleveland-themed clothing they liked, so they decided to design their own - and Cleveland Swag Co. was created. See what Brenda had to say about starting an apparel company, entrepreneurship in Cleveland, and finding inspiration.

Fashion entrepreneur designs for CLE

CLEVE STUFF, Ohio
Jameson McMaster had been working as a graphic designer for more than a decade when he decided it was time to share his appreciation for Cleveland by way of an apparel business - and his company CLEVE STUFF was born. CLEVE STUFF offers a variety of Cleveland-themed apparel that celebrates Northeast Ohio. We chatted with McMaster about entrepreneurship, design and his love for Cleveland.

Bringing African fashion to Cleveland

Chimu fashion, Cleveland, Ohio
Chioma Onukwuire's fashion line, Chimu, was created when she discovered a local need for African fashion. The savvy Cleveland-based entrepreneur was kind enough to answer some questions for us about filling a gap in the marketplace, naming her business and fashion in Cleveland.

Local shop specializes in custom jewelry

Wanderlust Jewelers, Cleveland, Ohio
Heather Airgood and her husband, Wes, opened Wanderlust Jewelers in Cleveland Heights in 2011, after both had studied fine arts and worked for other jewelers. Since then, they've grown their company to include not only custom jewelery designs, but also heirloom rebuilds and repairs. Heather was kind enought to answer some questions for us about being a local fashion entrepreneur, business advice and finding inspiration.

Blog spotlight: thecurvyguru

thecurvyguru, Cleveland blog
Kourtlyn began her blog, thecurvyguru, as a hobby, and it has since grown into something much more significant. The local lifestyle blogger answered some questions for us about blogging, finding inspiration and style advice.

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