Collaboration Tips for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs with Magpies and Peacocks

Tackling Your Problem from Multiple Angles with America’s Only Nonprofit Design House | Episode #63

The yin-and-yang duo from the USA's only nonprofit design house shares their unique, collaborative model. Perfect if you are looking for ways to grow your purpose-driven biz through partnerships.
The Rank & File Podcast

The Rank & File Podcast

Hosted by Kari Elizabeth Enge - Certified Life and Business Coach for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs at Rank & File

Why on earth would NASA and the NFL be interested in a design house called Magpies & Peacocks? Because of Sarah-Jayne Smith and Ahshia Berry.

Sarah-Jayne Smith & Ahshia Berry are the yin-and-yang duo behind the United States’ only nonprofit design house. The company collects old clothing, scrap textiles and other accessories to reuse in their own designs that are either sold directly to consumers or donated to charity auctions in their community. They also upcycle material to be used by colleges and emerging designers with who they partner with.

Sarah-Jayne and Ahshia’s hope is that by disrupting the cycle of waste in the fashion industry, they can keep material out of landfills and spread the message of sustainable fashion through education.

I wanted Sarah-Jayne and Ahshia’s perspective in the latest issue of Rank & File Magazine because of how heavily their business model relies on collaboration. They’ve partnered with everyone from NASA and the NFL, to their local government and colleges.

In this episode of the Rank & File Podcast, Sarah-Jayne and Ahshia will share how they have woven collaboration into their brand and inspire you to look for new ways to expand your impact in your community too.

In Today’s podcast episode, you’ll learn:

  • The unique, collaborative model behind America’s only nonprofit design house
  • What comes in the way of growing a business through partnerships
  • Tips for how to get started with partnerships before you feel ready

Important links from this episode:

Issue #19: Step-By-Step Advice to Lean Even Deeper Into True Collaboration for the Sake of Social Impact | Rank & File Magazine for Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurs

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