168 - Kristen Stevenson - The Next Generation in the Family Business
Welcome to the Sew Much More Podcast! The interviews here are with creative business owners, mostly in the Custom Window Treatment, Soft Home Furnishings, and Upholstery industry, but also with others that are sewing related or business related.
Kristen Stevenson is the daughter of Joan & Dave
Stevenson, owners of Stevenson Vestal, a custom drapery workroom in
Burlington, NC. After graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art and a minor in Music, Kristen
followed her passion for creative work, learning to make Roman
Shades at Stevenson Vestal. Enamored by the intricacies of custom
soft goods, she began promoting her workroom photography online.
Since then, Kristen has rebranded the company through logo
redesign, website renovation, and videography. She enjoys
networking with members in the industry and meeting with designers
to inspire ideas and confidence for selling custom window
treatments. In her spare time, she is an avid runner and yogi. She
is also a music enthusiast, loves seeing concerts, and is the
bassist and singer in her band “Fifth Species” residing in
Greensboro, NC. Kristen is constantly inspired by the enthusiasm,
creativity, and passion to preserve the traditions of old-world
craftsmanship in the industry.
Connect with Kristen on Instagram (@stevensonvestal) Facebook, and
An interview-style podcast with people in the Custom Window Treatment and Soft Home Furnishings industry. Ceil interviews business owners to find out their strengths, their challenges and advice they have for other business owners.