Wednesday, February 16, 2011
ACCION's Client, Barley&Birch, Featured as Huffington Post's Greatest Person of the Day!
We are so proud of our client Barley & Birch who has been featured in many publications including the local San Diego Union Tribune, INC Magazine and now the Huffington Post!
Here's an excerpt from the story:
"A former environmental science major, Kyle saw an opportunity to simply make clothes that didn't hurt people--not the people wearing them and not the people making them.
"I saw a really big niche in the market for a brand that had really, really high standards," she said. "We could be a good brand that shows you can do things the right way and make a high quality product and use the profits for good."
So she started Barley and Birch in 2009, named for the barley field behind her childhood home and the birch tree in front of it. After being turned down from multiple banks based on her age and inexperience, she got a loan from micro-lender, ACCION USA, Kyle got her venture for socially conscious, planet-friendly kids clothing off the ground."
Kyle, an unusual name for a young woman, is herself rather extraordinary. Using the financing from ACCION and a lot of hard work, she was able to create a socially conscious organization to provide wonderful clothing, free of dyes, and provide a true option for those who want or need it.
Whether you are considering starting small business, or you just want to make a difference in your community or even the world, remember that ACCION provides small business loans and support to entrepreneurs who lack access to traditional forms of credit, our goal is to help them create their dreams, provide for their families and contribute to their communities.
Read The Story Here
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