Sunday, August 9, 2009

Interview-KM Stitchery

Todays Interview is with Lindsay of KMStichery

How did you choose the name of your shop and how long have you been a member of
Etsy?

I've been a member of etsy since late 2006. I choose KM Stitchery because my last name is Keating-Moore and at the time, I was selling bags made out of recycled materials. I started selling feminist shirts but didn't want to change the name because people already were identifying me as KM Stitchery and it just kinda stuck.

What kinds of items do you sell in your shop and what inspired you to start
creating them?


KM Stitchery is hand cut stencils of feminist printed on recycled clothing! I was inspired by a desire to sell products that had meaning to them. Making stuff is cool, but I wanted to make more of a political statement with my shop.

Do you donate to any charities or do any volunteer work?

I donate to Farm Animal Sanctuary when I can. I donate shirts to different vegan and feminist groups (ex: CAA Compassionate Action for Animals).

What are some of your favorite things about etsy?

I love etsy! I love all of the creative artists on here. It's so great to be able to find handmade, creative and ethical goods online! It's very user friendly. I like the conversations feature, that is crucial for me as a seller.

Do you sell your items outside of etsy, either online or in retail shops?

Yes, I sell at a bunch of stores across the country and in canada (feminist bookstores, and shops selling handmade items). Some places were I sell are Needles and Pens, in San Francisco, In Our Words Women's bookstore in Portland, OR, ColorWheel Gallery in Minneapolis, Toronto women's Bookstore etc etc!

Have you been featured anywhere?

Womanist Musings: http://www.womanist-musings.com/2009/07/new-stencil-by-km-stitchery-this-is.html

Bitch Magazine Blog: http://bitchmagazine.org/post/wearing-your-feminism-on-your-sleeve

Feministing: http://www.feministing.com/archives/009904.html

VenusZine: http://www.venuszine.com/articles/you/4891/Reader_of_the_Week_Lindsay_Keating_Moore

Shameless Magazine: http://www.shamelessmag.com/blog/2008/08/i-base-most-of-my-fashion-taste-on-what-doesnt-it/

After Ellen: http://www.afterellen.com/blog/trishbendix/feminist-fashion-wear-gloria-steinem-on-your-sleeve

The Sister Project: http://thesisterproject.com/sisterhood-looks-good-on-you/

Angry Asian Man: http://www.angryasianman.com/2009/06/t-shirt-love-yuri-kochiyama.html

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have?
I play clarinet, i love reading, mostly fiction, classic literature and feminist fic and non fiction, I love bicycling everywhere, frequently co-ops, dumpster diving, baking, black and white photography

Do you have any animal companions?

yes, my housemates dogs, a german short haired pointer named Henry and a collie/retriever mix named Evie. Both rescues, I love them - hopefully my housemates never move out.

Do you have any websites besides your shop that you would like to tell us
about?


facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/pages/KM-Stitchery/108575778065

blog kmstitchery.blogspot.com

How long have you been vegan and what made you go vegan?

The dvd Peaceable Kingdom made me go vegan. I was vegetarian and I realized that the dairy industry was the same as the meat industry and there's no way I could continue to eat dairy and feel ethical after watching that dvd. I've been vegan for 3+ years now.

Do you have any favorite vegan things, like books, websites, stores, etc.?

My favorite vegan store is called "Fast n' Furless Vegan Emporium" right here in Minneapolis! :)

What are your favorite foods?

I LOVE BAKED GOODS. I have a HUGE sweet tooth :) Anything by Vegan Treats. Larry & Luna's coconut bliss ice cream. sandwiches with mock meats. Pad Thai. Sweet and sour mock chicken.

Is there anything else you would like to add or share?

I love being vegan! wooo!

2 comments:

KM Stitchery said...

Hey, thanks for this post! Is there any way to fix the photos? A couple of them are pretty badly skewed.

TheAwesomestPossum said...

Wow, I LOVE your stuff! :)