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That girl w/ her knife

That girl w/ her knife

2022-05-1242:21

To you, it’s just a knife, but to Elicia Castaldi, it’s the driving force behind her feminine, authentic and unapologetic Girl w/Knife range of stationery and gifts. She believes in a life lived glamorously, with reckless abandon, in six-inch stilettos — and although Elicia didn’t know it when she sat down to chat with Amy and Sarah, this cutting-edge maker just won three Noted@*Noted Awards as well as the hyper-coveted Artist of the Year Louie Award. Elicia dishes on her creative and artistic vision — as well as the next steps she is currently carving out for herself!    RESOURCES   Guest Websites: https://www.instagram.com/girlwknife/   | NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     
She Shoots from the Hip

She Shoots from the Hip

2022-04-2801:00:44

Today’s podcast is not just with a buyer, or merchandiser, or retail consultant, or even a podcaster… it is with all the above! Michelle Sherrier, founder of MC Design Collaboration and host of the Retail Whore podcast and Amy Loewenberg dive deep into Michelle’s 40 year plus career surrounding all things retail, wholesale, and merchandising. Hear about the industry strong people and places she worked for that cultivated her business acumen, aesthetic, and deep understanding of the intricacies of retail. She is a creative curator, and her goal is to help her clients grow their business and increase their sales. And she shares a lot of great merchandising tips along the way!   RESOURCES   Guest Websites:https://www.mcdesigncollaboration.com/https://www.instagram.com/mcdesigncollaboration/| NY NOW :https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     
From humble origins that began with long, late nights and just eight products, the Golden Gems sisters — AKA Susan Logsdon and Amanda Helman — created quite a lifestyle brand over the last five years. With lofty aims to inspire your inner badass, the duo creates bold, cheeky, and empowering merchandise that does just that. Listen in as Amy and Sarah chat up these bona fide Golden Gems to learn how they inspire us to unapologetically be who we are, take up space and live life on our own terms. That’s a hefty task for a coffee cup or notepad! Best of all, as vocal proponents for social justice in the St. Louis area, they are walking examples to us all of how to live your values with intention.  RESOURCES   Guest Websites:   https://shopgoldengems.com/| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     
Harmony Designs Furniture & Interiors is a 2500 square foot retail store with a design studio and local art gallery/event space on its lower level.  Geared in helping customers and design clients experience harmony by catering to their unique/beautiful/divine selves. Harmony Designs features furniture, gifts, accessories, personal products, art and framing and interior design services. Aimed to inspire the idea of conscious consumerism which steers away from being "price" driven towards becoming "value" driven and providing a retail shopping experience like no other.     RESOURCES   Guest Websites:https://www.harmonydesignsfurniture.com| Instagram @ HarmonyDesigns| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
Spinning Rights in Guatemala and The Struggle of Mayan Weavers, The National Movement of Weavers It was born in 2014 with more than 600 weavers and the support of AFEDES. With its creation, it began the legal battle to claim the recognition and protection of the copyright of designs, textiles, and clothing, counting along the way with the technical assistance of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights -OHCHR-, support that continues today.   RESOURCES   Guest Websites:https://www.mayanhands.org/| Instagram @ MayanHands| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
Business Interruptus

Business Interruptus

2022-03-2439:16

We all have experienced it... an interruption in our business. We also know that we can expect them again when we are least ready for it.  Join us as former retail store owner, RETAILMavens founder Cathy Donovan Wagner and Amy Loewenberg talk about some fun out of the box in-store and out-of-store events as ways to build a community around your business, engage with customers, and generate revenue! Store experiences are an essential part of your retailer brand and it’s pretty easy to see why— they strengthen customer relationships while increasing sales. Listen as Cathy shares her expertise in coaching and providing guidance for retailers on how to increase their sales, find profit and improve cashflow to sleeping better and living a life they love!   RESOURCES   Guest Websites:https://retailmavens.com/| NY NOW :https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     
Just when we need to be reminded to take a moment and maybe a deep breath, Yuko Miki of Honeyberry Studios comes to the rescue with her menagerie of adorable animals and upbeat messaging. She defines loving yourself as an act of resistance, and her offbeat, life-affirming range of stationery and lifestyle merchandise accordingly makes that a reality. Listen in as Yuko shares her experiences that transported her to create Honeyberry and how she incorporates her anti-racism, sustainable values into her work.  All while helping others to embrace the same values in their own lives, one uplifting card at a time!    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:   https://www.instagram.com/honeyberrystudios/   https://honeyberrystudios.com/| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     
Heritage weaves conducts hand loom textile tours for conscious travelers, who want to see how handmade clothes are made, buyers and textile enthusiast, gain the experience of seeing how Ikat is made and buy from the weavers directly. Each process of the Ikat weaving is explained in detail, based in Nalgonda district of Telangana state, India. Heritage Weaves has more than 50 women weavers working with the enterprise. Artisans weave traditional as well as contemporary ikat weaves, working with sustainable and 100 % natural yarns- cotton and silk.    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:Website: www.heritageweaves.com   IG: @heritageweaves   FB: @heritageweaves   www.linkedin.com/in/ujwalapasla   | NY NOW :https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
Take some time and listen as Beth Diana Smith engages us with stories of her past and her vision of the future. Get caught up on the Black Artists Designers Guild, hear about what Beth is up to these days and learn about the importance of creating your own Cultural Oasis.  RESOURCES| Websites:Beth Diana Smith https://www.bethdianasmith.com/Black Artists + Designers Guild https://www.badguild.info/ | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast| NY NOW Email Subscription:https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/147c19d133dc472cbc83778bcaec0402 
Kinship Stories is a culture and art project featuring a piece’s line of precious tribal adornments. Yasmine  One-of-a-kind pieces include vintage and antique materials, often of museum quality. Experimenting with fusions of old and new, adding handmade work to the mix. Kinship Stories is committed to supporting local artisanship and fostering intercultural and understanding of otherness.       This episode has been sponsored by Letterpress PLAY, featuring beautifully curated craft goods from local artisans and unique makers from around the world. Learn more at https://letterpressplay.com     RESOURCES   Guest Websites: IG: @kinshipstories     www.kinshipstories.comIG: @Espace_Fann| NY NOW :https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
You should probably choose your words carefully with Krishna Chavda. She is the founder of NANU Studio in Hoboken, New Jersey, and this self-proclaimed Pun Queen has quite a bit to say about the stationery community and maker lifestyle. Connecting people is about much more than just a vibrant palette, engaging plant and animal imagery, and lots of clever word-play — but these provided the framework for Krishna to carve out a niche for a growing brand!RESOURCES   Guest Websites:   https://www.nanustudio.co/| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     
An artisanal and holistic collection of handmade soaps and body butters. Aromatically infused and beautifully designed with organic, hydrating, and skin replenishing plant-based ingredients. Founder Kim Brown having grown up in family of artisan soap makers. Inspired forward, in truly evolving the art and technique into her own signature style, of modern abstract- fluffed, swirled and  luxuriously designed, and  sustainably driven in beauty and body wellness. RESOURCES   | Guest Websites:https://www.instagram.com/cocoxos1| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
The world heard the news that Becky Tyre, a shop local advocate, merchandising enthusiast, past senior trends editor of Gift Shop Magazine and a contributing retail Editor for Gifts & Dec, noted authority on product trends and retail strategies and Podcaster extraordinaire has retired after 26 years! Whew! With a resume like that, it’s easy to say that to be recognized by Becky is like a getting that gold star to proudly show off. She has made friends with independent retailers and industry partners from east to west, and from north to south and every nook and cranny in between. Please listen as Amy Loewenberg and Becky Tyre talk about her technicolored history, her future aspirations and maybe share a giggle or two with us!    RESOURCES   | Guest Websites:  https://www.instagram.com/retaildetails/| NY NOW: https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
A Strategy Deviser, Marketing Professor and Brand Advocate.  Self-described as a solar powered big thinking entrepreneur with a passion for flip-flops and drinking bubbles. "For over 20 years I have been transforming businesses by giving them the tools to make a difference both in the communities in which they operate and around the world. My company Biz in Bloom specializes in Growing Brands with Purpose. I believe we can create the world we want to live in through the brands and services we build + support. As a Marketing Professor I get to empower the next generation of leaders to create the world they want to live in. Planting the seeds for success in both students and businesses is what I love to do, and I do what I love every day."RESOURCES   Guest Websites: https://bizinbloom.com/    | NY NOW:  https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
You may be seeing spots after today's conversation with Cecily Moore of The Paper Curator, but that's to be expected! Her pattern-rich offerings are designed to spread joy and encourage others to unleash their own creativity. She is just one of many dynamic makers exhibitors soon to be discovered in Gift + Stationery section, one of NY NOW's fastest growing sections. Once you see her booth and experience her products for yourself, it's easy to see why this Designer to Watch can't be missed.    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:   https://www.thepapercurator.com/     | NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
The JungleVine Foundation’s mission is to connect remote isolated tribal communities with the global market by promoting their natural fiber handicrafts. Our work reduces poverty in rural Laos, preserves an ancient craft, and mitigates global climate change through the promotion of organic vegan JungleVine® fiber.    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:   https://www.naturebag.org/| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
Do you have your 2022 goals ready for the new year?  Have you begun?  Do you need to update them? Join us as former retail store owner, RETAILMavens founder Cathy Donovan Wagner shares her cutting-edge expertise in coaching and providing guidance for retailers on how to increase their sales, find profit and improve cashflow to sleeping better and living a life they love!  Listen as Amy and Cathy touch on important business topics to help you establish your 2022 goals and to prepare you for the year to come! RESOURCES   Guest Websites: https://retailmavens.com/     | NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
The International Social Impact was launched in 2020 with the announcement of their first partnership with Hunter College in the City University of New York. Since the Institute has developed many new partnerships with organizations and companies around the globe, working to amplify voices and create opportunities for social impact leaders from historically marginalized communities in the ( US and around the world), facilitating interactions among such leaders and assist in training  more of them.    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:    https://lizngonzi.com/    https://internationalsocialimpactinstitute.com/   | NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
This holiday season, Amy and Sarah have a brilliant gift for our community — audience with Carina Murray of the exquisite Crow & Canary rep group. Year in and year out, Carina's NY NOW booth is consistently jammed, as it's a can’t-miss destination for some of the freshest indie card ranges under the sun. Carina spills on her own personal design criteria, when and how to best work with reps, and how she builds that strong merchandise mix to dazzle every last client!    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:  https://crowandcanary.com/| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    Tags: Dondrill GloverNY NOW
Born in 2019,  The WonderMart is a community-driven gift shop curated for the eclectic soul, featuring an inspired selection of handcrafted goods for the home, body and baby, made exclusively by emerging New York State artisan brands. The WonderMart is also a place where inclusiveness lives in support of BIPOC, LGBT, AAPI and local artisans alike find home and representation.    RESOURCES   Guest Websites:  https://www.thewondermart.shop/| NY NOW:https://nynow.com     | NY NOW Podcast Page:https://nynow.com/podcast     | NY NOW Digital Market:https://nynowdigitalmarket.com    
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