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Why Do We Have Things?

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Rank #176 in Design category

Arts
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Fashion & Beauty
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Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

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Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

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By cactus_cat - Jan 30 2019
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I miss this thoughtful podcast.

So Glad Season 2 is Here!

By Jessie Artigue - Apr 12 2018
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I was so delighted to see a new episode (and shiny new album cover) in my podcast subscriptions this morning! Already excited for what the upcoming shows have in store and grateful for the return of these heartfelt discussions.

iTunes Ratings

95 Ratings
Average Ratings
64
30
0
1
0

Come back!

By cactus_cat - Jan 30 2019
Read more
I miss this thoughtful podcast.

So Glad Season 2 is Here!

By Jessie Artigue - Apr 12 2018
Read more
I was so delighted to see a new episode (and shiny new album cover) in my podcast subscriptions this morning! Already excited for what the upcoming shows have in store and grateful for the return of these heartfelt discussions.

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Why Do We Have Things?

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Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Rank #1: 019: Listening to your instincts to build a business that you love, with artist and textile designer Caroline Z. Hurley

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Get to know Caroline Z. Hurley, an incredible artist in New York who is known for beautiful block printed textiles. Caroline and Rita talk about the different experiences that led hear to her current career, about following and listening to your instincts, and about embracing change and opportunities as they come your way.  

Thank you to Wright Bedding for sponsoring Why Do We Have Things? and this bonus episode of the podcast. Use code “theamericanedit” for 15% off any purchase at www.wrightbedding.com 

May 13 2016

54mins

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Rank #2: 004: Storytelling, shopping, and simplifying with Erin Boyle of Simple Matters & Reading My Tea Leaves

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Get to know author and blogger Erin Boyle. Erin’s first book, Simple Matters, was
released on January 12, 2016 and her blog Reading My Tea Leaves is an ode to simplicity and small-space living. Erin speaks with Erin & Rita about starting a blog,
her focus on simplifying her life, her approach to shopping, and the process of writing a book as a new mom!

Jan 19 2016

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: 020: Creativity through Constraints with Mary MacGill of Mary MacGill Jewelry

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Today’s guest is Mary MacGill, an incredible jewelry designer who makes her entire collection by hand in her studio in New York. Mary and Rita talk about the insight that led her to find a new way to make jewelry, the places and art that inspire her collection, and about finding different ways to be creative as your business grows. 

This episode is sponsored by Wright Bedding. Use code "theamericanedit" for 15% off your purchase at www.wrightbedding.com

May 17 2016

38mins

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Rank #4: 001: Building a Product Based Company with Suann Song of Appointed

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Get to know the woman behind your favorite American made notebooks. Suann Song, the owner and founder of Simple Song Design & Appointed, talks to Rita about the path she followed that led to starting not one but two companies, her favorite quote, the massive amount of research and work behind the scenes that got her to where she is today, her experience with Kickstarter, and how launching a brand has changed the way she shops.

Shownotes are available at www.theamericanedit.com/podcast

Subscribe and leave a review in iTunes to be entered into a contest to win a prize from our sponsors! 

Jan 07 2016

45mins

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Rank #5: 003: From Fine Art to Fashion Design with Lisa Hackwith of Hackwith Design House

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Get to know Lisa Hackwith, fashion designer and founder of Hackwith Design House. Lisa, Erin (who also happens to be Lisa's business partner) and Rita talk about Lisa's education in fine art and her transition to fashion design, why she decided to reinvent the typical fashion calendar, how she found her following on social media, and producing her collection thoughtfully and responsibly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Shownotes are available at www.theamericanedit.com/podcast

Jan 12 2016

1hr 11mins

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Rank #6: 006: Building a community of like-minded women through style with Michelle LeBlanc of Mille

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Get to know Michelle LeBlanc, the owner of your favorite online shop, Mille. Erin & Rita visit Michelle at her studio and talk about starting the shop, getting dressed each day, and the inspiration behind the women-led brands she carries in her shop.

Feb 02 2016

37mins

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Rank #7: 005: From Vintage to Fragrance, Building a Thoughtful Business with Kate Jennings of Na Nin

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Get to know Kate Jennings, founder of Na Nin. Kate talks to Erin about her transition from school teacher to shop owner, the songs and memories that inspire her fragrance brand, and about building a thoughtful, responsible business. 
 
Shownotes are available at www.theamericanedit.com/podcast
 
This episode is sponsored by Appointed, Hackwith Design House, and Wilson & Willy's.

Jan 26 2016

51mins

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Rank #8: 018: Building the best possible product with Dan Hauber of Wright Bedding

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Get to know Dan Hauber, the founder of Wright Bedding, a design driven company that focuses on making the best possible mattresses, pillows and bedding right here in America. Dan and Rita talk all about the process that went into launching WRIGHT – from the initial idea to the moment he knew he had to quit his job and focus on WRIGHT full time, to the 27 iterations and the jawbone testing that led to Wright’s first mattress, to the decision to build a product that is as beautiful as it is functional. 

Thank you to Wright Bedding for sponsoring Why Do We Have Things? and this bonus episode of the podcast. Use code “theamericanedit” for 15% off any purchase at www.wrightbedding.com 

May 10 2016

55mins

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Rank #9: 017: Finding Balance and Creating Value as Small Business Owners with Kelli Murray of Rylee & Cru and Sam Larson of Lone Flag

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Get to know Kelli Murray of Rylee & Cru and Sam Larson ofLone Flag, Other Sons, and Hold. Erin, Kelli, and Sam talk aboutbuilding separate businesses as a married couple, creating the bestproduct by focusing on the value as opposed to (just) the ethics,the actual process that goes into making products and growing abusiness, and, why we should all shop a little bit more like ourdads. 

This podcast is sponsored by Victor Athletics & Wilson &Willy's. 

May 03 2016

57mins

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Rank #10: 016: Conscientious compromises and building a thoughtful product business with Nicole Najafi of Industry Standard

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Get to know Nicole Najafi, founder of Industry Standard,
a direct to consumer denim brand founded
by Nicole Najafi to deliver premium quality (the industry
standard…) denim without a higher price point. Industry Standard
jeans are designed in New York and made in the denim district of
LA, using Cone Denim from North Carolina. Rita & Nicole talk about the process of
launching Industry Standard when coming from a digital marketing
background, the conscientious compromises we make every day, and
about focusing on real, thoughtful products – and
relationships – while building your
business.  

Apr 26 2016

1hr 22mins

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