Women Supporting Women

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Women Supporting Women

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#WomenSupportingWomen is a new project launched by Martha Latta and Jo Ping of Sunday Afternoon Housewife. After attending a local speaker series and discussing together how important it is to truly support fellow female artists and working mothers, the idea of Women Supporting Women was conceived. #WomenSupportingWomen will gift 50% of sales from each shirt sold to a female artist to help the selected artist move their business a step forward.

For pre-order sales and for the months of May and June all online and show sales will benefit Meagan Gilner of The Brocade Blackbird.

This past year Meagan and Martha reconnected after having not seen each other since attending high school together (ahem...) 20 years ago! It was a surprise to both to be reunited after so long and both have daughters the same age. It has been a pleasure for Martha to re-connect and see Meagan's business grow by being a vendor at Handmade Promenade and select her as the first recipient of #WomenSupportingWomen. When the idea for #WomenSupportingWomen came about, Meagan was the first person Martha had in mind. Having previously donated to Meagan's Paper Camp Go Fund Me, Martha knew that a gift of cash could be exactly what Meagan needed to take her business to the next level.

Here's what Meagan has to say about being a part of #WomenSupportingWomen:

Being the “maiden” featured female entrepreneur (pun intended–if you’re familiar at all with my greeting card line, you know that puns are kind of my jam) for #womensupportingwomen is a tremendous honor. 

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a conference in California called Paper Camp.  This was an intimate, 30 person gathering exclusively focused on individuals in the greeting card and paper good industry to learn how to push our businesses to the next level, whether that be creating or expanding a wholesale line or exhibiting at trade shows.  The knowledge I gained here is invaluable, and I am both ready and excited to take what I have learned and use that palpable momentum to keep propelling forward.

More specifically, I would use the money donated through #womensupportingwomen to polish and expand my wholesale greeting card line.  I have an ever-growing list of ideas for new cards and paper goods.  I want to print my first paper catalog and mail it out to as many retailers as possible to spread the word about The Brocade Blackbird.  I also would like to invest in a more professional printer to produce my greeting cards in-house.

As cliché as it may sound, I am beyond blessed to live my dream every single day.  I am able to work from home with my three-year-old daughter, Penelop.  I want to show her that putting in the effort, working hard, and succeeding is possible.  Even though she is still young, I think she “gets” what I do.  We have a funny system at our house, but it works for us!  When it is time for Mommy to work, I turn on a light that we picked out together from IKEA that is the shape of a red balloon.  It is happy and a tangible visual that it is time for me to work and time for her to play.  Continuing to grow my business would allow me to remain home with her and keep living my dream of being a kick-ass work at home mom!

It is thrilling to live in a time where women support and encourage each other the way we do!  There is a quote I love that says, “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”  Thank you all for this opportunity and for supporting me and The Brocade Blackbird. 

Meagan Gilner
The Brocade Blackbird
Owner & Designer
www.thebrocadeblackbird.com"

 

Art work for this shirt was created by a woman (Sarah of Imy's Joy) and is printed by and in house by women (Martha & Jo of Sunday Afternoon Housewife). 

This tee shirt available on a heather prisim ice blue colored tee. It is a true to size, pre-shrunk unisex tee. Unisex tees are super-soft, fine jersey tees and printed with black ink. 

The technical stuff: Normal care for your shirts is for you to wash it inside-out on the normal or gentle cycle. I know it's "just a tee shirt" but if you practice the theory "if it's handmade, handwash" then your shirt will stay brighter and last longer. No Bleach should be added to the wash for your shirt. Use a mild detergent.

Shirts come in sizes extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large, and XXL. Please select your size at checkout. Shirts will be shipped to you in a padded envelope with USPS tracking. The tracking number will be sent to you when it ships.

Shipping: Most all shirts are printed to order, so please allow a minimum of 5-7 days for your shirt to ship. Please note that it may take over 7 days for your order to arrive. 

Satisfaction is always guaranteed, so please contact us directly with any concerns.

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