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  • #WomanCrushWednesday - Shauna Alterio

    Five-ish years ago I was in a bit of a fear-induced limbo. I had a jewellery line that was doing well on Etsy but I was struggling with the inevitable debt I would incur going back to school for fashion design while also coming to the realization that my entrepreneurial goals would mean making some crazy sacrifices for it all to work. The stress! I was deep in an Etsy procrastination hole when I came across a video they did as part of the “There’s No Place Like Here” series, which featured artists in their home studios being bosses of life and getting shit done. This one highlighted creative (and out of this world adorable) couple Shauna Alterio and Stephen Loidolt, who not only had the cutest studio in history but they were working their asses off making a living on their wares. Since then these two have launched Forage Haberdashery, a line of accessories that are all handmade (by these two) from gorgeous deadstock textiles and a letterpress business is in the works, all while they’ve been raising their toddler Sawyer and another baby is on the way. 

    Shauna is a supermom and a cool babe, she’s totally been a source of life inspo for me annndddd I’m going to stop gushing now, go check out her stuff!

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