In episode No. 5 of the Femin • Is series, I sat down with founder and president of Rightfully Sewn, Jennifer Lapka Pfeifer, to talk about fashion, feminism, and creative entrepreneurship.
Featured photo by Samantha Levi Photography
We talked about the organization Lapka Pfeifer started that blends non profit social work, job-creating entrepreneurship, local history and fashion design. Yes, Rightfully Sewn really does all that. We talked through the puzzle pieces and with such an interesting and intersecting mix, I also wanted to dive into the inspiration and process behind starting such an endeavor.
The two biggest parts of Rightfully Sewn is a seamtress training program for at-risk women and and supported residencies for local fashion designers. While the training program is being initiated this summer, the residency program is thoroughly underway and since this a project celebrating creative women, it seems fitting to share more about these designers here in the show notes:
Ami Beck, Dolyn Bags
Facebook: Dolyn Bags, LLC
Facebook: Heidi Herrman Design
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Kate Nickols, Katie Lee Bridal
Facebook: Katie Lee Bridal
Lastly, here is Jennifer’s portrait, inspired by the ever-iconic polka dot pattern!