Friday, February 6, 2015

Neighbors Apparel and Akron2Akron


Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go on a walking tour of North Hill with Akron2Akron (with Abby & Adam!). I first heard about the Akron2Akron walking tours through Dina's blog post (here!). I love living here in Akron and learning more about the history of the city and what local visionaries are doing to improve and revive it. (This piece has some great information on Akron's history and the Better Block initiative.)

While on the tour, we heard from several North Hill Community leaders and small business owners, which was fascinating! One of the innovators we heard from was Tessa Reeves of Neighbors Apparel. Neighbors employs refugee women living in Akron and provides them with a fair living wage and lessons in English during the workweek. Aside from their awesome mission, the company offers from beautiful pieces that can be customized and ordered online through their website. The pieces are also available at several local shops and boutiques (including my favorites NOTO and The Market Path!)

I'm so glad I went on this tour and learned about Neighbors Apparel, Urban Vision and other North Hill treasures! You can follow along with Akron2Akron and upcoming tours on Twitter here and Facebook here

Also, you can read a great overview and see some great pictures (Abby and I are in some!) of the day on the Akronist - here! Dina also did a great post here - I love her thoughts on loving where you live. 

Here's to Akron!


3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you told me about that company! It sounds awesome!

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    1. Jessica, glad to hear it! Us at NA are also a fan of your blog -- let's chat? :)(tessa@neighborsapparel.com)

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  2. Thanks so much for coming to both tours! North Hill is such a great community, I loved learning about all of the hidden gems.

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