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Episode 73: Hand

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Episode 73: Hand

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Wednesdays at 1:00PM EST The theme song for After the Jump is "Bell" by Screaming Females Design blogger Grace Bonney of Design\*Sponge takes her love art and design from the web to radio. Through a series of interviews with designers, store owners and up-and-coming members of the creative community, Grace will delve deeper into the world of independent artists. From exploring the day-to-day lives of contemporary makers to discussing the challenges they face, After the Jump will take the conversation off the screen and into real life. Design\*Sponge founder Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, having worked as a contributing editor at Domino, House & Garden and Craft magazines, and as a freelancer with top publications like New York Home, Food and Wine, In Style, Better Homes and Gardens, New York Magazine, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she wrote a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer for two years and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV’s Ideas Magazine. She is also the author of "Design Sponge at Home." Heritage Radio Network. All Rights Reserved.

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What are the details behind a successful hand-made shop and brand? Why do hand-made domestic items cost more than their big-factory imported counterparts? Tune in to this weeks episode of After the Jump and find out! Grace Bonney is joined by two guests who know whats what when it comes to hand-made design -- Claire Mazur, co-founder of Of a Kind and Kathryn Fortunato, principal at Lizzie Fortunato Jewels. Together, they chat about why fast-fashion is so cheap and what it really takes to make hand-made items in the design world. Just as consumers have accepted the price of organic, ethically produced food, its time they understand that the same pricing principals apply to fashion and jewelry. Listen in for a fascinating conversation on what could be called slow fashion and the inner-workings of small shops and brands. This program was sponsored by Of a Kind. A lot of young designers have success, get to a peak and fizzle out because they werent thinking about the pricing behind their pieces. Its a really hard thing to do. I think its probably harder to start pricing your pieces [higher] when you dont have any recognition but sticking with it and believing in the line and finding buyers who believe in you is an important process to go through. [07:00] --Claire Mazur of Of a Kind

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