How to Make Profesh Friends, Find Business Allies + DIY PR in a New City with Meghan Navoy of Rosemarine Textiles

So you’re new in town? Moving is daunting enough alone, but for entrepreneurs — and especially solo creatives — it also means making brand professional friends and connections, finding business allies and getting dialed into local networks, events and organizations. It’s a lot! It’s also something this week’s guest on the Spirit of 608 podcast — the show for and about businesses at the intersection of fashion, entrepreneurship, sustainability + tech (a space I call FEST) — knows a lot about. Having made a cross country move to a small Virginia city three years ago after 17 years on the West Coast, navigating new town newness is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. In this joint Knowledge Drop + Media Strategy Session episode, a Detroit-based female entrepreneur focused on zero waste and plant-dyed textiles shares what worked for her when she arrived fresh from NYC. We finish up the episode with a deep dive into her media strategy to uncover ways she can get more press and visibility for her burgeoning brand.

Meet this week’s guest, Meghan Navoy, Founder of Rosemarine Textiles.

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What to know

Rosemarine Textiles is a sustainable textile studio based in Detroit, Michigan run by Meghan Navoy. From handmade silk ribbons to table runners and napkins, Rosemarine uses the rich, complex colors of plant based dyes. Each piece is mindfully made by hand with processes that take many days to achieve the perfect color. Meghan is passionate about creating beautiful textile pieces as sustainably as possible, utilizing what would otherwise be waste material, like finds in the compost pile or using day-old blooms from a local florist for dyes, or recycling water to water my garden. With Rosemarine Textiles you’ll find only natural fibers, such as silks, linens, cottons and hemps.

An alum of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she has a BS in textile development and co-founded the FIT rooftop natural dye garden to explore her love of botanical color. She continues learning and experimenting every day, using textiles as a way to express nature in the home, for eco-friendly weddings and at special events.

Resource of the Week

Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard: The popular memoir of Patagonia’s founder tells the inspiring story of one brand’s quest to do business differently. Meghan says this is a great book for anyone aiming to run an ethical and sustainable business.

Linkage:

Website: www.rosemarinetextiles.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosemarinetextiles/

Instagram: @rosemarinetextiles

Mentioned in this episode:

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Sister Pie

El Dorado

Help A Reporter Out ( HARO)

The Good Trade

Man Repeller

Shoppe Object

Boomerang

Let My People Go Surfing

Patagonia

Emily Weiss

Prana

American Giant

Milaner

P.MAI

Ralph Lauren

Philosophy

 

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