Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Support Neighbor's Refugee Artisan's Initiative By Attending Unique Sale And Special WorkOut Class

jewelry and woman empowerment poster

Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman is a Laurelhurst mom and local entrepreneur with ventures that include a creative children's apparel line, called Totally Me Artful Wear by MiMi Bug,  designer of her own dishware and specific table manner dishes sold at Metropolitan Market and also a teacher of manners classes. 

In addition, Ming-Ming, who has been a pharmacist for 17 years, wrote a book called, MiMi Bug's Day with Friends, available in  Seattle toy shops, gift stores and local markets. The line’s name comes from her Chinese nickname, “little bug,”

On Friday evening, Ming-Ming will be hosting "Empower," a special workout and shopping opportunity at The SeattleGYM in Laurelhurst, to support the Refugee Artisan Initiative, of which Ming-Ming is the founder. The class will go from 6-7:15pm and the artisan sale from 5-8pm.

Ming Ming told the Laurelhurst Blog Staff:

We invite everyone to the event and there will be a chance to win a free 3-month membership.   
Instructors Jen Anderson​ and Autumn Antovich-Skeel​ have been busy putting together a fun energetic 75 minutes of workout.  
Bring a friend with you for a fun community building evening, even just to stop by to check out our artisan handcrafted jewelry and accessories.  

The information says:

The Refugee Artisan Initiative event at The Seattle Gym provides a unique opportunity for members of the gym along with our local community to come together and support a small and growing non-profit started last year by a long-time gym member and active community leader. 
The Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI), empowers refugees and recent immigrants to the United States by providing them the skills and tools to make fashionable jewelry accessories and other fabric products in the comfort and safety of their homes, while paying them competitive market wages. RAI artisans sell their goods through MiMi Globe Goods at local retail shops, fairs, trade shows, and their retail website 
The core goals for the Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI) for 2018 include: 
• Helping refugees and recent immigrants with limited resources to become skilled artisans who are able to work from home earning a market wage for their work. 
• Providing materials, equipment, tools and training at no cost to artisans 
• Identifying, developing and growing sustainable market streams for fabric jewelry, products and accessories

Go here to register and for more information.

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