Maker Nation: Fringe & Toys
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
Wicked Water Soaps, Salem, Massachusets
Savanah Gauthier hand-crafts cold process soaps with a nod to Salem’s history.
Clark Morelia, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Handmade bags, wallets and pet accessories made from discarded leather.