Jessica Sokol and her business partner Sarah McBrair opened Saltwater boutique in Fairfield, CT just over a year and a half ago.
“Fashion is one of the most pollutant industries in the world,” explains Emma Olson, cofounder of Hazel & Rose boutique in Minneapolis. Before Hazel & Rose opened, Emma was working in mass retail and “becoming less and less comfortable with my work.
Corri Neckritz started selling apparel out of her home in 2007 after experiencing frustration with the limited selections while shopping for her own kids. Flash forward to 2018 and she is the owner of Groove, a one-stop-shop for apparel, gifts, novelties, and more for babies, kids, teens, and adults.
Since 2006, The Toy Room has been providing fabulous toys and personalized shopping experiences to the town of Bethel, CT and surrounding areas. Kim Ramsey has “always loved going into toy stores” and decided to open one of her own.
Silver Touch started off as a home business and has grown into a successful independent gift and jewelry store. It is a leading retailer in downtown Bethel, CT.
Just over a year ago Amy Polinsky and her family moved to Newtown, Connecticut, from Florida. While living in Florida, Amy managed a fitness studio and began working as a stylist for her husband, a commentator on WWE.