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Innovation Uncensored San Francisco: A Q&A with Eve Blossom, founder of Lulan and We've

Join Fast Company's Anya Kamenetz at 12:30 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 24, for a live chat with designer and architect Eve Blossom, founder of both Lulan and We've.

Eve Blossom, a former architect and a business school dropout, is using her design skills to reinvent the supply chain. 
by Jess Hullinger

“Eve Blossom has built her company around the participation of true partners, and the dialogue that ensues—about designing and making—is central to its philosophy, its success, and its usefulness as a blueprint for others to follow.” --Yves Behar

In 1992 Eve Blossom left her position at Gensler, a top architecture firm, for a yearlong walkabout across Southeast Asia. Increasingly she found herself drawn to the beauty of traditional textiles and the sometimes ugly world of the people who make them, like human trafficking and sweatshop labor. Today her company Lulan connects buyers and designers with 650 artisans who work in fair-trade cooperatives in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and India making fabrics for fashion and home. The for-profit social venture creates projects such as schools to benefit each community where its artisans work.

Her new venture, We’ve, is a Kickstarter-like platform for artisanal goods that focuses on telling the stories of makers. 

Eve is attending Innovation Uncensored San Francisco on November 6 (you can still register!). We want to talk to her before then about technology, design thinking, social innovation, and the universal appeal of textiles. 

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