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The Art And Integrity of Eve Styles

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Portland is teeming with talent. I know I’ve said this before, but if you slow down and take the time to get to know the people around you, you can’t help but discover talent. Eve Styles, the creative director behind the independent fashion label Eve Skywalker, is one of those amazing discoveries. She is a talented and creative fashion designer, …

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Katy Hadad and the Joyful Spirit of Tati & Me

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In her clothing line tati & me, Katy Hadad designs and creates beautiful and joyful clothing for the spirited girl. The dresses of tati & me immediately catch your eye, and I couldn’t help but smile at first glance. Seeing the dresses hanging in Katy’s studio brought back the feeling of joy I had as a girl wearing a special dress …

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Seek and Swoon: Eco Throws That Tell A Story

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I think Jala Smith-Huys is a creative genius. She’s got an eye for design, but also a head for business. Jala has created a business that merges her love for travel, her belief in sustainability, her mastery of social media and her talent for design. Jala Smith-Huys is the incredible person behind the eco-blankets of Seek and Swoon. Story Telling …

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Wyatt Rose – Fashionable Apparel to Keep Your Child Warm

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Andrea Anderson launched Wyatt Rose to solve a problem. She was looking for headgear for her young children, but nothing on the market seemed right. Andrea took matters into her own hands and began to design quality, functional and stylish children’s head wear. Wyatt Rose sells the headgear it designs as well as other quality apparel for children. Design with …

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Nerd Nest Media – Designed for Small Businesses

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Breanne Smith, owner of Nerd Nest Media, is one of those people with whom you just instantly connect. In fact, I just wanted to sit and chat with her all morning. Breanne Smith is a unique breed of web designer. She speaks our language, she’s super responsive, and she’s focused on serving and advocating for small businesses and solopreneurs. Nerd …