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When I first learned about Blossom Inspirations, I have to admit, I was mostly interested in their incredibly fluffy alpaca fur toys. ITheir story, however, melted my cynical Southern Californian heart far more than even their fluffiest stuffed toy.

Today, I have the privilege of talking to Blossom Inspirations’ founder, Peruvian native Rosa Chang. We chat about her work helping to bring gorgeous artisanship from Peru out onto the global stage and improving native communities in the process.

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What’s In A Name?

When you start a business, the experts tell you to go for something that represents your product, and catches the attention of customers- and it helps to be unique! Sarah Martinez seems to have taken this last bit of advice especially to heart with her store Snoogs and Wilde. With a business name that stands out as much as hers, we had to make it the first thing we asked about when we got a chance to sit down and ask. The answer, like her art, was refreshing and adorable.

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It’s not often you hear about people moving from Miami to Michigan - usually one would think it would go the other way around. But Anthony Acosta, owner of Distressed Design, has made a habit of doing things seemingly the wrong way ‘round, and coming out the other side with unique and gorgeous designs.
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