Tell us about your business.I started Nature Junkie in June of 2012 when I was expecting our son. I was bored at home and decided to treat myself to a sewing machine. I taught myself how to sew and in no time at all I was creating and selling my products. I originally started with selling baby items but decided to switch gears in November of 2012. I am a huge nature lover and a firm believer in reducing, reusing, and recycling. That's when I started thinking about all of the daily things that people throw away. With a new baby and my eco-friendly beliefs I started making kitchen items that were not only reusable but put money back into your wallet. Today Nature Junkie has sold hundreds of reusable products and is making a positive impact on the environment. I hope to keep making a difference in people's homes and environmentally for many years to come.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.All Nature Junkie products are handmade in a small workspace in my own tiny suburban home in the Metro Detroit area.
What inspires you?The beauty of Nature inspires me. This planet is incredible and needs to be preserved. Being able to offer products that help achieve environmental changes is what keeps me going and inspires me to create new products.
What makes your business stand out?Nature Junkie stands out from other businesses because of my eco-friendly beliefs. Everything from the product to the packaging is either reusable or recyclable. I also offer unique and desirable fabric choices that many other businesses do not carry. When purchasing from Nature Junkie you are sure to receive a unique and durable product.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Never give up! Work hard and keep at it and your dreams really can come true.
What does American Made mean to you?American made to me means helping our own country's economy and creative community.
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