It’s takes a lot of energy – creative, emotional, physical – to create something out of nothing, and I spend a lot of time working on business growth, expanding the reach of my community, and designing ethical jewelry pieces. As a result, sitting still hasn’t felt good in a really long time. Here's a spin on banishing boredom.
The first time I went to this ashram, I arrived ready for a change. I was 25, and had just been released from the hospital. I needed to recharge. Over the following years, I looked back on this experience with many fond memories. Five years later I returned with my partner.
I’ve put this series together for my community – all of you who love and wear my designs; my peers, who are also in pursuit of an ethical lifestyle; those who’ve stumbled upon the collective, and want to know more about me, the designer and founder.
Growing up, my family celebrated a pretty traditional Christmas – with little hints of our Ethiopian heritage coming through in some of the dishes we served, and in how we opened up our doors to include those from our community in the celebrations.
Together for almost 16 years, Chris and I have been through a lot together. The Devi Arts Collective is something he’s supported me through since its inception. I asked him to answer a few questions on what it's been like watching the business grow.
I’ve put this series together for my community – all of you who love and wear my designs; my peers, who are also in pursuit of an ethical lifestyle; those who’ve stumbled upon the collective, and want to know more.