Ep 98: Mariah Reeves- Founder of MARVES, NYC Black and Latina Owned One Woman Operation - How she Got into Crochet - Realities of Working as a Handmade Artisan - Why She Loves Her Side Hustle


Summary: <p>Today's guest is Mariah Reeves, the founder of MARVES, which is a NYC based crochet shop, that offers modern, eco-friendly, handmade, and unique fiber arts products. She is a Black and Latina owned one woman operation and explains how her grandmother (one of the coolest &amp; stylish humans EVER) taught her how to crochet. Through her modern aesthetic, with an emphasis on minimal luxury and a passion for art, Mariah tries to keep her family tradition alive and just as cool &amp; stylish as her grandmother was. Mariah started MARVES as something to do outside her day job, but also as a side hustle to help pay off her student loans. Based in NYC, every piece is handmade. As a New Yorker, Mariah names her products after her favorite streets and neighborhoods and tries to keep her business as eco-friendly as possible by using natural fibers and reusable packaging. Being handcrafted, each piece has the value of human touch. Every limited, made to order item is created with its own unique quality.</p> <p>In this episode, Mariah gives insight to different techniques and tips on how to crochet, the process and realities of the hard work, effort and dedication to making each piece by hand, her definitions of happiness and success and what she hopes to accomplish with her business.</p> <p>Feel free to support Mariah Reeves on her below platforms:</p> <p>Website: <a href="http://marvesnewyork.com/" target="_blank">MARVESnewyork.com</a></p> <p>Instagram: <a href="https://instagram.com/marvesnewyork" target="_blank">@MARVESnewyork</a></p> <p>Etsy:<a href="https://www.etsy.com/shop/MARVESnewyork" target="_blank">https://www.etsy.com/shop/MARVESnewyork</a></p> <p>Depop: <a href="http://depop.com/marves" target="_blank">Depop.com/marves</a></p> --- Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/thecityconfessions/support</a>