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William Wheatley, The Social Source
The cell phone is the remote control of our lives and the social media platforms are the channels we watch every single day. The Social Source understands the importance, but more so the urgency, of building a strong and lasting presence on social media. The digital environment we live in is ever-changing. Our team works diligently to best position businesses and brands to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by this transitional period. We offer a range of services from social media marketing & advertising to website design. We recognize that the businesses that do not establish themselves on social media will not survive in a 2020 world. Our priority is to ensure that the businesses we work alongside are able to withstand the current shift from traditional to digital media. Moreover, to capitalize on their social media presence, increasing sales and overall brand awareness.
Hannah King, Woven Futures
At Woven Future’s we envision a world where indigenous artisans are valued and add value to the world. In mass production and imitation, culture and consciousness is lost. Our mission is to preserve traditional weaving practices in Latin America by creating unique cultural fashion for modern times. We partner with indigenous textile weavers in Guatemala to create handcrafted, naturally dyed, bohemian handbags and accessories for women. Originally from Guatemala, founder Hannah King saw an opportunity in the beautiful and colorful textiles that weavers created. She also noticed the prevalent poverty and limited resources artisans were faced with. In efforts to meet the needs she saw, she began Woven Futures. Awarded 1st Place Social Enterprise at FSU’s InNOLEvation Challenge, Woven Future’s seeks to empower artisans to rise above poverty while bringing unique fashion with a purpose to the U.S. Every purchase helps bring sustainable income to artisans and their families, helping them improve their quality of life. You can learn more about the artisans we work with, their stories, and the programs we partner with through our website. You can also find products at RedEye Coffee locations in Tallahassee.
“Help preserve a culture and receive a piece of it in exchange” – (Hannah King, Founder)
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