I m very impressed with my niece, Josi Severson, for her work in starting her fabric business. Any startup is difficult and this is no exception, maybe tougher than most.
Josi hand draws all of her designs and sells them to manufactures, retail stores and other places who appreciate her work. She was an art major at Luther College, a degree that many parents fear will have little future for making a living. Josi was creative in both the business aspects and the design aspects and has the vision to build a business. She also worked for Severson Oil a few years which I am sure has helped her with learning how to run a business, and more importantly, networking with people to build sales prospects and to just learn about the market. She fits right into my interests in how people learn to make a living and survive too. There are opportunities everywhere!
She opened a store in Minneapolis a few weeks ago and is having an open house to celebrate its opening. This event is for friends, family, customers and anyone interested in seeing what she has done. Luther grads will be especially interested to see what she has done with her art major for sure.
It would be great to see many of my friends there to help support Josi. Information is below:
FRIDAY MAY 10th-
5-9pm;beer, wine, apps
1008 MARQUETTE AVE MODERN TEXTILE & PRINT DESIGN
Fabric yardage, home & fashion accessories, prints, & jewelry.
Street parking available 10am-4pm; after 4pm Marten ramp $5.
Hours: Tues- Fri, 10am-5:30pm. Lunch break 2-3pm. Sat, 11am-5pm.