Hello! New Friends is aiming to win $10k and a car in the Scion Motivate contest.
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New Friends is Alexandra Segreti and Kelly Rakowski. We make one of a kind weavings and housewares. New Friends goods are stocked in boutiques in NYC, LA and Seattle. Since 2011 we've gained a steady following of fans and we're looking to take our business to the next level.
Our business plan for 2013 includes launching a housewares collection made by women artisans at a weaving co-operative in Rwanda. We have already started working with them on one basket design, which we love! The most efficient way to create our collection is to work in Rwanda for 10 days and instruct the artisans on how to make our designs. We'd like to use the Scion Motivate prize money to fund our trip, purchase supplies and samples and invest in a studio space.