Today we are meeting Anna Herman...
from Herman's Eco Fashion.
What is the story behind your shop name? Hermans Eco Fashion
My last name is Herman and I’m an environmentalist
|Print Cotton Long Panel Skirt|
Where, when, how did you learn your craft?
My Grandmother taught me to sew. I have a degree in Fine arts. I have traveled a lot
and it shows in my designs
What has been your biggest obstacle, or challenge, to finding and
People that told me I couldn't do it. The ole your not big enough, your not good enough. In the early years I got made fun of a lot by Big production companies who make their goods in sweatshops . How dare I compete and produce in The United States.
Tell us a little about your family life...married, kids, pets, etc.
I am married for a long time . I don’t have children. I like to cook, garden , sew and go to Art Galleries. I have 2 dogs and 2 cats.
|Indian Feed Sack Shirt|
Tell us a little bit about where you live....city, farm, suburb.
I live in a Small town in Montana. The top floor of the house is my studio . it is a charmed life
Share a story / memory of your childhood.
When I was a child, people thought I wasn’t very smart. I’m dyslexic . The very thing that made in so unpopular is what made me such a great designer.I see things that others don’t. I didn't realize what’s easy for me is not easy for everyone till I was about 30.
Tell us something about you that no-one else might know
I have a great deal of courage. It hasn't been easy making it this far. I still get excited every time I sell something one of my originals .
|Silver White Steampunk Tails|
If you could be a fictional character, who would you be, and why?
Cinderella , She over comes great hardships to end up very Happy.
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Pick a favorite item from your shop, and why is it your favorite.
the Indian Feed sack shirt. I love making new things out of way cool old things.
What advise would you give a new artist just starting out? Make something then try to sell it, either on the street or online. If it doesn't sell make something else . Do it again and again till it works.
Now stop on over to Herman's Eco Fashion at The CraftStar.