Meet our Vendor: Made on 23rd
Meet another new vendor for this summer’s show, Made on 23rd. We are so excited to see these beautiful products in person.
Who are you and what do you do?
WE ARE A TEXTILE DESIGN COMPANY THAT USES TRADITIONAL BLOCK PRINTING METHODS TO CREATE FRESH DESIGNS FOR HOME INTERIORS.
What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?
LARGE PRINTS FOR THE WALL
Any new exciting news you’d like to share with our readers?
WE WERE RECENTLY FEATURED IN THE COLOMBIAN AND FELIDA FINE LIVING MAGAZINE
What was your first memory of making something?
I MADE CLOTHES, FURNITURE, AND A HOUSE FOR MY TROLL DOLL.
What is your favorite new product for 2017?
LINEN PINAFORE APRONS
How far will you be traveling to come to UCU?
ABOUT 200 MILES
What do you love most about craft show vending?
GETTING OUT OF THE STUDIO AND TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATE WELL CRAFTED PRODUCTS
How did you get started in your business?
I LIVED IN CHINA FOR 4 YEARS AND TRAVELED TO REMOTE AREAS WHERE THEY STILL USE TRADITIONAL PROCESSES FOR PRINTING PATTERNS ON TEXTILES. THIS INSPIRED ME TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AT AGE 50 TO LEARN TEXTILE DESIGN. WHEN I FINISHED SCHOOL, I STARTED MADE ON 23RD.
Is this a full-time business for you?
Where do you see your business in 3 years?
LOCATED IN A TIMBER FRAME BARN WITH A CLASSROOM, GALLERY SPACE, AND PLENTY OF WORKSPACE/PRODUCTION SPACE.
Who’s your biggest fan?
MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
What’s something you’ve learned through running your business in the past 12 months?
IT TAKES PERSEVERANCE.
IT CAN BE ALL CONSUMING SO YOU HAVE TO SET PERSONAL BOUNDARIES.
EACH DAY IS FULL OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES
What’s your favorite item that you sell?
VEGETABLE TEA TOWELS, LINEN PINAFORES, AND PILLOWS WITH MID MODERN DESIGNS.
What do your customers love most about your product(s)?
WE CAN PRINT CUSTOM COLORS AND DESIGNS
What’s the best experience you’ve ever had with one of your customers?
SHOWING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN OUR PRINTING PROCESS AT AN OPEN STUDIO
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