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Sew Powerful Podcast

The Sew Powerful Podcast shines a light on the people behind the mission to keep girls in school and create purposeful products in Zambia. Join us every week for a new 30-minute episode to meet new people, hear inspiring stories, and learn how you can join us in this global movement.

 


My Visit to Ngombe with Kathy Simonsen

Kathy Simonsen is passionate about sewing with a purpose and helping women in developing countries. When she found Sew Powerful and discovered it combined her two passions she was in! A trip to Zambia cemented that relationship. Hear Kathy describe, in her own words, the way in which Sew Powerful has come along side those in the Ngombe compound to bring dignity and hope to this very poor community.

Introducing Evy Hawkins and A Bit of Stitch

When your guest answers 'anything about the goodness of life inspires me,' you know you are in for a treat. Evy Hawkins is the owner of A Bit Of Stitch, an online embroidery retailer and an official industry influencer for Babylock. Join us as Evy shares her process and passion for her work. We learn how her lifelong love of sewing brought her to her current success and to her relationship with Sew Powerful.


Our Burning Home with Christina Porter

A type-A, CEO with little time for giving, Christina Porter finds herself and her family in a totally different state of mind after a devastating fire destroys her home, including her sewing room and everything in it. We explore how this life changing event became a heart changing experience. Spoiler alert - Sew Powerful plays a big part!

A Passion for Africa with Shirley Utz

From the time she was a teen, Shirley Utz has had a passion for Africa. In this episode we travel with Shirley to places like Tanzania, South Africa and of course, Zambia. Starting with her formal education, to her early days making purses for Sew Powerful, traveling to Zambia and now serving as the Sew Powerful Regional Coordinator of Facebook, Shirley's passion for Africa remains steadfast.


The Sew Powerful Values with Susan Kirby

As VP of Volunteers and CFO for Sew Powerful, Sue Kirby takes the core values of Sew Powerful to heart. Her dedication to Sew Powerful is tied directly to how this value driven organization works every day to improve the lives of those in need, especially for widows and orphans. Sue has traveled to Zambia and has seen the need and will share with you heartfelt stories that tie directly to those values.

Help Wanted with Jason Miles

Sew Powerful co-Founder, Jason Miles discusses the ways volunteers serve the organization. Whether you sew or not, if the mission of Sew Powerful touches your heart, there is a place for you here. Be sure to check out the chapter called 'Help Wanted' in the 2nd edition of the We Are Sew Powerful book for even more exciting opportunities.


Meet Volunteer #1 with Leslie Unruh

Meet Sew Powerful's volunteer #1. Leslie Unruh unwittingly helped create the model for the way volunteers support Sew Powerful. Leslie shares the early days as the first volunteer to the role she plays in the expanded organization today.

Why a Purse with Cinnamon Miles

Sew Powerful co-founder, Cinnamon Miles shares how a purse became a symbol of hope and love. Cinnamon has first hand experience witnessing the joy the recipients feel when receiving this treasured gift. Cinnamon will take us on a journey from the very first purse design to the latest versions that is larger and easier to make. She even hints at what might be on the purse horizon at Sew Powerful.


Get to Know Sew Powerful's co-founders with Jason and Cinnamon Miles

We continue our discussion about life in the Ngombe compound and the role Sew Powerful plays there. Plus we get to know the Sew Powerful co-founders, Jason and Cinnamon Miles. Outside of Sew Powerful, who are they? How did their backgrounds and business savvy help launch Sew Powerful? How do they operate their other successful businesses?

Introduction to Sew Powerful with Jason and Cinnamon Miles

In our inaugural episode we introduce you to Sew Powerful: what it is, how it came to be, what it looked like in the beginning and how and why it has grown to what it is today. Co-founders Jason and Cinnamon Miles share their inspiring story, which is now available in Version 2 of their best selling book, "We Are Sew Powerful".


Get to Know Sew Powerful's co-founders with Jason and Cinnamon Miles

We continue our discussion about life in the Ngombe compound and the role Sew Powerful plays there. Plus we get to know the Sew Powerful co-founders, Jason and Cinnamon Miles. Outside of Sew Powerful, who are they? How did their backgrounds and business savvy help launch Sew Powerful? How do they operate their other successful businesses?