Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 6:00p -
Ten Thousand Villages
252 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02109
Art, Food, Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts, Social Good
Join us for a special edition of our #LiveLifeFair Lounge series, in honor of International Women's Day. Did you know that over 60% of the artisans Ten Thousand Villages supports are women? On March 8th, we'll be celebrating them and the local women entrepreneurs and creators that make up our city.
Co-hosted by Mary Taylor, holistic nutritionist, wellness writer and founder of Boston Wellness Collective. Mary will lead a roundtable discussion with some innovative Boston based women founders and creatives, who include:
Katie Demo - Co-founder of Brass Clothing. Brass Clothing was launched by Katie Demo
and Jay Adams in September 2014, with the mission to create a foundational collection
of clothing that is purposefully designed for women, with a commitment to partnering
with ethical manufacturers. Katie and Jay have launched innovative eco-conscious
concepts for their brand, including "The Clean Out Bag," which allows customers to send
old clothes to their recycling partner, diverting textiles from landfills.
Jackie Dacanay - Founder of The Art of Fate. The Art of Fate is an online Conscious
Marketplace for fashion, clean beauty and self-care. Jackie created the Art of Fate with
the vision to educate and empower consumers to adopt more conscious and sustainable
lifestyles. The Art of Fate sources over 60% of their accessories from designer dead-
stock and overruns, and supports Vermont based non-profit One Tree Planted, helping to
plant a tree with every purchase.
Dzidzor Azaglo - Performing artist, educator and founder of Black Cotton Club. Black
Cotton Club is an organized Jam Session with a Collective community of artists, driven by
the intention to allow a space for creatives to collaborate. In her own performance work,
Dzidzor uses traditional African inspired rhythms to perform melodic poetry. She recently
published a book of her poetry, titled "For Girls Who Cry in Yellow," which explores the
healing process through her perspective as an African woman.
Molly Leger - Founder of Boston Women's Market. Boston Women's Market was created
with the aim of promoting the work of and preserving a space for women business
owners, artists and entrepreneurs in the New England area.
Nahdra Ra Kiros - Founder of The House of Nahdra and co-founder of Oasis Vegan Veggie Parlor. With
The House of Nahdra, Nahdra interweaves her Ethiopian heritage with other cultural and cosmic
inspirations, creating bold stories through her one-of-a-kind clothing. Nahdra also co-owns Oasis
Vegan Veggie Parlor in Dorchester. Nahdra and her partner opened the restaurant to meet the
demand in their community for accessible and affordable healthy food.
Before the talk, connect with speakers, enjoy snacks provided by women owned Tasty
Mo:Mo and Nutty Life, and shop our collections to support women artisans around the
world. There will also be some amazing spoken word poetry by local women poets,
including Lindsey Michelle (Founder of the Boston Creative Collective).