On the weekend of August 13/14 Sweet Brier Boutique in Hammonds Plains will host a Girl Power Pop-up Shop for these amazing female entrepreneurs.
Kayley Reed and the Wear Your Label team will travel from Fredericton to be in the house with their Bracelet Project and line of clothing.
Kyle MacNevin and Kayley Reed are the two young entrepreneurs behind Wear Your Label. Kyle lives with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Kayley is recovering from Anorexia Nervosa. But these are just labels. “Our struggles with mental illness, and our experience volunteering with non-profits, are what inspired us to start the brand.” Kyle and Kayley and their team are inspiring a movement with more than 19000 Instagram followers and have been participating in the innovative Joe Fresh Fashion Incubator in Toronto.
Next up is Daneka Sharpe of Morning Star Couture, a 14 year old from Amherst Nova Scotia who started a line of T-shirts when she was 13. She supports the IWK Health Centre with a percentage of her sales. She has a terrific Shopify site and her products are now sold in retail shops across the Maritimes!
Then we have Rachel Brouwer and her line of inspired necklaces and goats milk soap. Rachel is a serial entrepreneur and is 14 years old. When she was 11 years old she invented a water treatment system to help third world countries access clean water. I purchase her products and proceeds of the sales are helping to fund a $10,000 patent required for her to be able to make her system available to countries who want it. Pakistan, Uganda and others have expressed an interest. Rachel just placed second in the world at Intel’s International Science Competition in Arizona.
This will be the first time these young CEOs will meet each other.
And then we will celebrate the arrival of the inspirational journals and illustrations of Rose Hill Designs by Heather Stillufsen. My friend Shani told me about Heather’s work a couple of years ago. I’ve drawn strength and inspiration from her daily messages and I am honoured that her journals and prints will now be available at Sweet Brier.
I hope you’ll all be able to pop by the store for our Girl Power Weekend! More details to follow as we get closer!