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At Sarah B. it begins with the philosophy that we can make a difference.

It starts by incorporating better materials such as natural fabrics like cotton and linen, and hand printing our designs using eco-friendly water based inks.

We strive to reduce our environmental impact by making thoughtful decisions as they relate to our materials and construction processes.

Our small accessories and bag linings are made using fabric remnants - a great means of reducing our waste.

These choices reflect our core values - that however small, we have a responsibility to "do our part”

We understand that by embracing a slow, more sustainable approach, our methods may not reflect the least expensive nor fastest route in which to bring product to market however we believe it results in a better quality product overall.

At Sarah B. we place emphasis on the art of making and we celebrate the skills required to do so.


Learning New Skills

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Yes-you can teach an old dog new tricks!

P.S. I am not old or a dog for that matter but you know what I mean...

It's been a year of discovery-not only have I learned and improved upon my technical skills (which will help develop my graphic design business) but I have also learned a few things about myself along the way. 

I have always had a competitive side-was an all-around athlete through out high school and college, and in the early years of my career-always raised my hand for the tough assignments or took on the extra work load in the hopes I would be recognized for my outstanding effort. 

Over time, I lost that desire.  I stopped trying to be better/best and was satisfied doing what was required but rarely anything more.  It was a gradual shift, taking shape over many years.  There was a definite change in my thinking/attitude.  I suspect that I felt my effort outweighed the return-in other words, people (a.k.a The Boss) didn't notice and at the time, I was looking for some validation. It was important to me, so much so that without it, I stopped caring. 

So what is the point...with returning to school, putting myself "out there" in a completely new field, I've discovered I do not need others to validate my efforts.  It is enough that I know I am doing my best.  I can enjoy learning new skills and challenge myself with every new assignment.  I am feeling that same competitive spirit that had been long lost.  I am "leaning in" to my second career and enjoying every minute of it 

Spring ahead means.....

Spring ahead means.....

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