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Kissen Studio

American Made Since 2012

Emily Moser

Chicago, Illinois
With a philosphy based on keeping the functional fun, Kissen Studio housewares will give your home and life a burst of energy and vibrant color.

Tell us about your business.

Kissen Studio is a small shop filled with thoughtfully made objects inspired by color, simplicity and childhood pastimes. I began sewing professionally at the age of 16, for a studio in Wisconsin that makes costumes for the Metropolitan and Lyric Opera. Surrounded by creative, influential women for much of my young life, I was encouraged to learn new skills and develop my own creative ideas and style. I started Kissen Studio in 2012 with the goal of creating colorful housewares using natural fabrics in order to brighten the homes and lives of my customers. In the future, I hope to branch out into other areas of home decor, with products ranging from table runners to wall hangings.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Network. It’s really important to put yourself out there and reach out to people. Running a business is not easy and there is a wonderful community of like-minded, supportive people out there who have probably run into a lot of the same problems you have and might be able to offer you valuable advice. Don’t be afraid to ask. Also, be confident about your pricing. Don’t underestimate your personal time and value

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