A Sneak Peek at Who’s Who at the Holiday Gift Marketplace

31 Oct

Look who will be at EWI’s 1st Annual Holiday Gift Marketplace!

The marketplace is a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts and  a crowd-sourcing platform for engaging customers in providing ideas, connections and services that support local businesses.

Sunday, November 24th 
The Whittemore House
1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
(near Dupont Circle)

Suzanne Morgan- Native Spirit



Meet Suzanne, a Native American artist that has been making unique jewelry and leatherwork for most of her adult life. She developed her technique and passion for leatherwork by a Cheyenne craftswoman in Oklahoma and learned her bead working skills from Indian elders.

Image Suzanne established her business called Native Spirit in 1991.  Lets help Suzanne reach her goals of expanding her work force so that she can attend more events and sell more of her products. Do you know a shop that will to sell locally made jewelry? Can you help Suzanne expand her business? Then come to EWI’s First AnnualMarketplace event and help contribute to Suzanne’s dream!

Velma Crawford – Veez Ties That Bind

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Velma’s work modeled by EWI staff.

Empowered Women

Velma Crawford

After learning how to quilt from her grandmother, Velma was able to master the art at a very young age. Year later during her graduate studies, Velma taught a class named “The Art of Basic Apron Making.” After teaching the class she received several orders from students and friends for her aprons. . Inspired by the love and strength of her grandmother she launched her own apron business. In order to grow her business Velma is looking to find stores in which she can market her dress to grow her clientele. She is also looking for help in order to update her website. Could you be the designer boutique she’s been looking for? Are you a website wiz? Then come to EWI’s 1st Annual Marketplace and indulge in fashion while making a change.

                                                                           Nadia Janjua- Nadia J Art 

Empowered Women

Nadia Janjua

Inspired by her spiritual and emotional connection to faith, Nadia’s passion is to beautify the world with her hands. With Bachelors in Fine Arts and a Master of Architecture Degree, Nadia decided to start her own business, Nadia J Art, in which she creates art in fulfill her passion. In order to expand her business Nadia is looking to manufacture, outsource, and develop partnerships for distribution. Do you know a possible retailer? Manufacturing company? Come to EWI’s 1st Marketplace event and help Nadia’s business while buying beautiful works of art for your home.

Nadia's phone case designs.

Nadia’s phone case designs.

Free Admission

Let us know you’ll be there and RSVP NOW!

Written by Ciara Salg, Marketing & Communications Intern.


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