S01 Episode 34 | STELA 9 + CULTURAL PRESERVATION
In episode 34, Kestrel connects with Jess Bercovici, the founder of Stela 9. Based in Guatemala, Jess works with artisans to create handbags & clothing made using traditional skills, that appeal to the modern shopper. Jess shared stories about her unexpected entrepreneurial journey, rookie mistakes, and how downsizing can be the best option sometimes. Kestrel and Jess also discuss what designer + artisan collaborations mean and how sustainability plays into Stela 9's game plan.
As mentioned at the end of this episode, Jess is currently living with brain cancer. You can follow along and learn more about her journey on her GoFundMe page; this is also where if interested, you can help support her in beating cancer.
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