Fringe+co. New Orleans

Maker Nation: Fringe & Toys

Creating festive headpieces in New Orleans, and wooden toy making in Omaha.

by Lindsay Patross | November 8, 2021

In this episode, host Ashley Adams profiles makers in New Orleans and Omaha.

Sequins and sparkles at Fringe + co 

Meet Kelsey Campion, the Chief Sequin Officer of Fringe + co. Fringe+co uses out-of-the-ordinary materials to create wearable fun. Fringe + co makes a wide range of clothing and accessories. From fringed jackets to sequin caftans and even kid’s clothing, there is a special item for everyone.  In this episode of Maker Nation, Kelsey shows Ashley how to make a festive headpiece. 

Follow: @fringe.and.company on Instagram.

Kid-safe toys at Meraki Montessori

Ty and Radell Nared founded Meraki Montessori to create safe, non-toxic toys for their daughter. On this episode of Maker Nation, the Nareds talk about running a family business and being toy makers of color.

The Nareds show Ashley how to make a toy camera using wood and all-natural materials.

Follow: @meraki_montessori on Instagram

Maker Spotlight 

Wicked Water Soaps, Salem, Massachusets

Savanah Gauthier hand-crafts cold process soaps with a nod to Salem’s history. 

Follow: @wickedwatersoaps

Shop: Wicked Water Soaps on Etsy

Clark Morelia, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania

Handmade bags, wallets and pet accessories made from discarded leather. 

Follow: @clarkmorelia

Shop: clarkmorelia.com

Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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