In episode 2 of the Our Maker Life podcast, we talk to Teresa Carter about her knitwear shop DebrosseNYC and her connected shop mission to help the orphans and mothers of Haiti.
Vote for Teresa and her husband's opportunity to obtain a $25,000 FedEx grant to teach mothers of Haiti how to crochet here.
The funny thing about my shop Debrosse is that it never was actually the plan...I didn't grow up crocheting...I didn't aspire to owning my own business - the whole thing just sort of came together as this beautiful, sustainable response to a problem that I first came across on my first trip to Haiti. - Teresa, owner of DebrosseNYC
In Haitian culture, a lot of times what is actually happening is that the parents are giving their kids over to an orphanage in the hope that they will be fed and educated and given opportunity that they themselves can't provide - the issue is poverty, not a lack of love. - Teresa, owner of DebrosseNYC
I'm a huge fan of minimal, clean and practical design - I think neutrals really embody the heart of what those things mean. What I want to do is design a collection that you can use season after season, it matches all of your winter coats and it's just a very practical piece with a lot of functionality. - Teresa, owner of DebrosseNYC