Julia Di Bussolo and Hannah Brancato, Mother Made

Years: BFA in Photography 2006, MA Community Arts 2007; BFA Fiber 2007, MFA Community Art 2011
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Hometowns: West Chester, Pa.; Newtown, Conn.
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Up for Sale: Re-usable produce bags, shopping bags and hand-dyed napkins
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Price Range: $4-$40
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<a href="http://www.mothermadebaltimore.com">mothermadebaltimore.com</a>
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With community members Netta Chaney and Natasha Miller, Di Bussolo and Brancato run Mother Made, a cooperatively operated business that produces reusable textile products. Its mission is promoting job training and financial independence for low-income women. 
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Julia: I was inspired to begin Mother Made after hearing about the effectiveness of women-run businesses and microloans in Rwanda. The mothers that I work with in East Baltimore are strong, courageous and creative. Why are we not investing more in the empowerment of women in the United States?
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Hannah: My goal is to make art and culture that lends itself to community development that highlights powerful women. So, when Julia Di Bussolo and community members from Collington Square/East Baltimore started talking about Mother Made, I was excited to use my skills to help get the business off the ground.

( Mother Made / December 6, 2011 )

Years: BFA in Photography 2006, MA Community Arts 2007; BFA Fiber 2007, MFA Community Art 2011

Hometowns: West Chester, Pa.; Newtown, Conn.

Up for Sale: Re-usable produce bags, shopping bags and hand-dyed napkins

Price Range: $4-$40

mothermadebaltimore.com

With community members Netta Chaney and Natasha Miller, Di Bussolo and Brancato run Mother Made, a cooperatively operated business that produces reusable textile products. Its mission is promoting job training and financial independence for low-income women.

Julia: I was inspired to begin Mother Made after hearing about the effectiveness of women-run businesses and microloans in Rwanda. The mothers that I work with in East Baltimore are strong, courageous and creative. Why are we not investing more in the empowerment of women in the United States?

Hannah: My goal is to make art and culture that lends itself to community development that highlights powerful women. So, when Julia Di Bussolo and community members from Collington Square/East Baltimore started talking about Mother Made, I was excited to use my skills to help get the business off the ground.

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