Off to a strong start March! I am so grateful for a plethora of media features- magazines, podcasts, interviews, live events- all around press is very powerful for a small business owner just getting off the ground like me! This week I am especially grateful to be featured the Arizona Sustainability Alliance. What a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women's History Month!!
Enjoy a peak at my AZ Sustainability Alliance feature:
Laura Madden is an artist, sustainable fashion advocate and influencer. In 2019 she decided to pursue her art professionally and created @ReFashionedArt. ReFashioned Art is a purpose driven business, largely developed by her values and mission to reduce and reuse, strengthen the circular economy and ultimately make sustainability stylish and cool.
She believes that “our voice as consumers just might be the most influential, important and powerful vote we have today.” She shops secondhand 95% of the time to demonstrate her vote for a healthier planet - to reduce waste, conserve resources, and starve the landfill.
Last summer Madden was looking to find even deeper meaning in her work and concluded that helping others with her profits would be another founding principle of growing this brand. She now donates a portion of all sales to Free Arts Arizona @freeartsaz, a nonprofit serving abandoned and traumatized youth through arts programming. Being an example for the next generation to believe in their dreams and creative abilities, and to demonstrate that they can build a life from their craft if they aspire to do so.
Currently, ReFashioned Art has a 14-piece display at Kenect, a luxury building in downtown Phoenix @kenectphoenix; two pieces are on view at @9thegallery; one piece at The Flinn Foundation. Next month, two pieces will be on display as part of the Scottsdale Public Art Exhibition @sdlpubart, titled Diversion.