The She Is Project, founded by our very own board member Carlotta Tutt Holloway, hosted a party to kick off the New Year. About 30 to 40 students, budding entrepreneurs and seasoned, business veterans gathered together at newly opened Café Con Leche in New Center. Everyone enjoyed Mexican style drinks, coffee flights and desserts while networking. About an hour into networking, Carlotta had everyone shot out her name and business and we were so inspired by all of the differen
Charketa “Char” Glover has always had a keen eye for thinking outside of the box – she was even voted weirdest dresser in high school. She went to school for cosmetology, but traded in her makeup brushes for sewing needles and has been at it ever since. She’s made custom pieces for women all over the world, along with celebrities such as Michelle Williams, Keyshia Cole and Angela Simmons – just to name a few. She’s a Detroit-native but she’s known globally as one of the top f
Husband and wife duo Shane and Melissa Douglas started with a passion for handmade leather goods, which blossomed into Douglas & Co. Detroit. Their goal: to create leather products as beautiful as the people who surrounded them in the city of Detroit. Each item created by Douglas & Co. Detroit is a labor of love deeply rooted in the city as 100% of their manufacturing process takes place locally. We spoke with Shane and got the scoop on their luxe new line that launched this
Shane and Melissa Douglas have launched a handmade leather goods manufacturing business, Douglas & Co. Detroit. To celebrate, Douglas & Co. Detroit will host a preview party from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 22 at Nora Modern, and the event is open to the public. “The establishment of Douglas & Co. Detroit is a dream come true for us, and we are thrilled to bring high-quality leather products to the marketplace for people to enjoy,” Melissa said. Douglas & Co. Detroit
After stuffing 250 gift bags for FashionSpeak, we sure can’t get this unique event, focusing on the business of fashion, off of our minds and we have tons of questions popping into our brains at all times. Is the FashionSpeak checklist updated? Do we have every last thing we need to make for a great day? What are we going to wear? Heels or flats? (Flats, of course, but heels for the reception.) You know, every fashion girl’s most important round of questions before an event.
The 8th season of Open City Detroit, a monthly networking event for aspiring and established entrepreneurs, launches this month. The first event of the season kicks off at Cliff Bell’s on Monday, October 20, with collaboration as the topic of discussion. Open City was started in 2007 by two female, small-business owners and in 2012, it was passed on to D:hive and now Build Institute, an organization formed out of D:hive’s Build class and other small business initiatives. The