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Rosemarine Textiles blog featuring mood boards, studio tours, styled editorial shoots, and interviews with local creative business owners.

Rosemarine Textiles First Birthday!

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On this day last year I launched Rosemarine Textiles! It’s been such a great year of growth, learning and connecting with all of you. This truly is my business dream - I get to have so much fun being creative with photo shoots, blog content, making different products, and hosting pop ups.

Here’s a look back at year one….

We were featured in several publications!

Concrete Desert Shoot, featured in Wedding Day Magazine. Photos by Northern Native.

Concrete Desert Shoot, featured in Wedding Day Magazine. Photos by Northern Native.

Delta Blues Styled Shoot. Featured in White Magazine. Photos by Erin Hannum.

Delta Blues Styled Shoot. Featured in White Magazine. Photos by Erin Hannum.

Boho Brunch Elopement Styled Shoot. Featured in Wedding Day Magazine. Photos by Tana Helene.

Boho Brunch Elopement Styled Shoot. Featured in Wedding Day Magazine. Photos by Tana Helene.

We hosted TWO amazing pop ups - one at the old studio in Eastern Market last summer, and a holiday sample sale back in December at the current studio. We had generous donations from Eastern Market Brewing, Blake’s Cider, Neu Kombucha, and Detroit Brewing Company. Thanks to them, we were able to provide free drinks. We had a number of amazing local vendors, music and lots of fun :)

Thanks to Detroit Brewing Company and Eastern Market Brewing for the beer donations!! After the first event, we asked everyone to please bring their own cups to cut down on plastic waste.

Thanks to Detroit Brewing Company and Eastern Market Brewing for the beer donations!! After the first event, we asked everyone to please bring their own cups to cut down on plastic waste.

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All I have from our holiday sale are these instagram stories - it was totally bananas!!

All I have from our holiday sale are these instagram stories - it was totally bananas!!

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We co-hosted a panel with The Glossary featuring Detroit women creative business owners at our Eastern Market studio. What an amazing experience! It was hot AF that day. We had just gotten air conditioning installed but it took a little to figure out that it wasn’t hooked up! Thankfully we got it working. A room full of people on the 5th floor in a Detroit summer is a very sweaty look. There was so much positive momentum from this event - I can’t wait to do more panels and educational events in the future. I love learning from fellow business owners and sharing nuggets of wisdom with aspiring entrepreneurs.

Lisa Waud, Meiko Krishok, Eileen Lee, Meagan Ward

Lisa Waud, Meiko Krishok, Eileen Lee, Meagan Ward

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Rosemarine Textiles is carried in 14 stores in 9 different states across the U.S.

We sent 16 newsletters to 150 of you! Note: if you’d like to receive the newsletters, you can join the list here.

I wrote 20 (!!) blog posts, including behind-the-scenes of photo shoots, interviews with local Detroit creatives, some of my favorite podcasts, and more. I absolutely love writing blog posts; sharing stories and inspiration is one of my favorite things to do. I’m really excited for some new ideas to try in year #2!!

Interviewed Eileen Lee on her creative process in running her businesses Grey Area and Aura Aura.

Interviewed Eileen Lee on her creative process in running her businesses Grey Area and Aura Aura.

Interviewed Carrie Hause of Held Ceramics on her creative process and took photos at her studio.

Interviewed Carrie Hause of Held Ceramics on her creative process and took photos at her studio.

I have worked out of two different studio spaces. Hopefully I will not have to move again for a while!!

Former Eastern Market studio space. Photo by Mo Neuharth.

Former Eastern Market studio space. Photo by Mo Neuharth.

The storefront of the current studio. Photo by Katie Raymond.

The storefront of the current studio. Photo by Katie Raymond.

My current studio setup in Southwest Detroit.

My current studio setup in Southwest Detroit.

I launched a scarf collection of naturally dyed cotton and wool gauze scarves!

Cotton gauze scarf in lemon yellow.

Cotton gauze scarf in lemon yellow.

Deep indigo cotton gauze neck kerchief.

Deep indigo cotton gauze neck kerchief.

I participated in countless photoshoots with some amazing creative people including Mo Neuharth, Naomi Ning, Anastasia Cheatham, Erin Hannum, Evelyn Block, Libby Trajkovski, Lailani Ledesma, Julia Griffin, and so many more!

Photo by Mo Neuharth, modeling and amazing garden by Evelyn Block

Photo by Mo Neuharth, modeling and amazing garden by Evelyn Block

Photo by Anastasia Cheatham, modeling by Naomi Ning

Photo by Anastasia Cheatham, modeling by Naomi Ning

Photo by Anastasia Cheathem, jewelry by Goldeluxe

Photo by Anastasia Cheathem, jewelry by Goldeluxe

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Got accepted into Shoppe Object trade show and successfully funded a Kiva loan to pay for it!

Photo by C Holden

Photo by C Holden

Just wow!! It’s been such a busy first year. I have learned so much about how to run a creative small business and I’m continuing to learn everyday. I’m so thankful for the continued support from my family, my partner, my friends and my community. Thank YOU so much for reading this blog, purchasing Rosemarine Textiles products, subscribing to the newsletter, coming to events, connecting on social media, and leaving reviews. I truly pour my heart and soul into Rosemarine Textiles, and knowing that it resonates with others out there is so rewarding for me.

Love

Meghan