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All posts by Lani Kingston

Uphill Designs-crafting products with a human connection

Dan and Mal, Uphill Designs: crafting products with a human connection

Dan Sedlacek had a passion for making things. This, combined with his love for hiking and a desire to honor his grandmother’s memory, pushed him to leave his stable career...

/ March 29, 2021
Robyn Bradley, Handmade: working through anxiety as a business owner

Robyn Bradley, Handmade: working through anxiety as a business owner

Growing up with an engineer as a father, Robyn Bradley was encouraged to have an analytical mind. Robyn’s shop, Handmade in La Conner, Washington, is the result of a lifelong...

/ March 15, 2021
Kellie Phelan, The Works: building community at Seattle’s DIY School

Kellie Phelan, The Works: building community at Seattle’s DIY School

When a stressful career-related health crash sent Kellie Phelan on the search for more meaningful day-to-day, she discovered that her passion for making things by hand fulfilled her local community’s...

/ March 3, 2021
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Prana Chai: Building Big Chai Business from a Side Hustle

Mario loved chai so much he started a side hustle to share his love with the world. After years of dedication and difficulties, he was finally able to focus on...

/ January 28, 2021
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Stephanie, SCOOP Marketplace: Balancing sustainability, business & family

Stephanie Lentz opened Scoop Marketplace in Seattle to ‘normalize zero-waste grocery shopping and teach people how to walk gently on the planet’, and to create a more financially independent future...

/ January 11, 2021