Thursday, August 29, 2013

The American Dream. (with a side of Martha Stewart)

Hey, it could happen! 

Did you know that TrashN2Tees is a nominee for the American Made || Martha Stewart Audience Choice award? With your help I can become a finalist and join the likes Jessica Alba, actress, author, and co-founder of The Honest Company; Lauren Bush Lauren, Founder and CEO of FEED; J.J. Ramberg, author and host of MSNBC’s “Your Business”; Tracy Anderson, author and fitness entrepreneur, best known for her Tracy Anderson Method; Bobbi Brown, Founder and CCO of Bobbi Brown cosmetics; Barbara Corcoran author, entrepreneur and current television personality on ABC's "Shark Tank;" and more for an all day creative maker event in NYC. Oh and there's a grand prize of $10,000!

Now I wouldn't dare turn down the dinero but if you've learned one thing about me yet- you know that the opportunity to network among this caliber of passion and talent of (change) makers, doers, and creative entrepreneurs is where I want to be. I need to be.

We believe we are in the midst of a shift in our culture where creative entrepreneurs are defining a new American economy. From Detroit to Des Moines, Spokane to St. Louis, people are choosing Main Street over mini-malls—supporting the local and the handmade. Our country’s makers are sparking this change by taking a leap, banking on their creativity and craftsmanship, and living their version of the American Dream. -MarthaStewart.com
The American Dream used to mean if you work hard, you can be successful and build a good life for you and your family. I still believe in the American Dream. And now more than ever it's crucial that you do too. It is about opportunity; not about wealth, but about community and hard work for all people. As a rad human being exploration is part of our innate make up. The challenge today is to rekindle & redirect our adventurous spirit towards a more just society that fosters sustainable growth and innovates new & creative solutions. Cultivating (reconnecting with) community is the best place to start; including buying local and handmade.

You're here with me at the fork in the road. The depression of the 1930s showed us a society willing to reduce, recycle and conserve because there were no choices. A whole generation of Americans grew up where clothing life was extended by resourceful mothers who mended handmade garmets, passed them down, and even added sock necks to the sleeves of shirts to make them longer when bare wrists began to show. Somewhere along the way we forgot that lesson. We have a choice to change the way we consume and create. We have a choice to make changes that will protect and ensure a world for our future generations. Don't let that opportunity slip away.

Do you still believe in the American Dream? What does it mean to you?

 You can learn more about TrashN2Tees, my commitment to changing the way we consume, create, and to innovating a better future for our children here in the USA and around the world. Vote now for TrashN2Tees in the Martha Stewart || American Made Awards.



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