Tell us about your business.Freshly Given started out of necessity and curiosity. I’d graduated from Duke with a degree in Computer Science, pretending the next job I landed would be "IT." Well, I am grateful for brick walls, and the one(s) I ran into. Figuratively of course. Ready eager and confused, my husband encouraged me to get a hold of myself and choose a different direction. Yes, that is allowed. Fast forward, I started with a blog to house my interests in Design, Good Times (not the show, though I do like it too), and Fashion. After the blog I started playing with leather and nose dived into life as a designer. You may ask if this is my full-time… Hallelujah YES!
What makes your business stand out?I'm a tech girl turned designer who sources remnant leather from a local law enforcement accessories manufacturer. Everything about Freshly Given is unconventional!
What's the best business advice you've received?Fail fast - keep moving.
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