March is Women's History Month!
We will be honoring historical women of the past and incredible women of the present that are making waves in the print industry!
First Up: The incredible Susan B Anthony.
Susan B Anthony is known for being an American women's rights activist. She devoted her life to racial, gender, and educational equality. As one of the most famous women in American history, she played a prominent role in the women's suffrage movement; the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. This unfortunately didn't pass until 14 years after her death in 1920. Her tombstone is covered in "I voted" stickers as a homage to her paving the way for women's rights. #thankssusan
Now it's time to meet an incredible woman in the Print Industry:
Casey of Hearth and Harrow
Name: Casey Everett
Business: Hearth and Harrow
Tell us a bit about yourself, your organization, and your role in the business. How did you first enter the screen printing industry?
I began screen printing my original illustrations onto organic linens about 5 years ago as a supplement to the vegetables that our farm was selling at the local farmer's markets. When the prints began selling better than the tomatoes, my husband and I knew we were headed for a career change! Since that time, we have moved to the Coast of Maine and grown Hearth and Harrow with the same focus on small batch, sustainable production practices that we had committed to on the farm.
Explain the importance of having women in the decorated apparel industry. What are some challenges/positives about being a woman in the screen printing industry?
Most women will tell you that pressure from the media/society/influencers to look, act, or present a certain way is ever-present. We need more female voices contributing to conversations about business, the environment, art, fashion, and body image in general. I love being a woman in the screen printing industry because I feel I am given the opportunity to contribute my voice and lend my perspective to this industry and the media and consumerist landscape that we live in.
What have you learned along the way, and what advice do you have for other women?
As I have grown Hearth and Harrow, I've learned that balance is the key to success. On good days, I am able to balance my work with motherhood, creativity with entrepreneurial pragmatism, grit and hard work with self-care. My advice to other women considering entrepreneurship and screen printing would be to consistently find that balance that helps you achieve your business goals without sacrificing your well-being. It's something I'm working on every single day!
What is your favorite t-shirt that you created?
My favorite t-shirt that I have created has to be the tree ring. I enjoy how the image is both realistic and decorative, masculine and feminine, simple yet complex. It never disappoints!
Thanks for sharing Casey!
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