"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” Mother Teresa.

Each one of us create a mighty ripple.  

John Wiley

Photography: his equipment was stolen at a young age and John having to work hard for a living had given up on his passion. The Co-op encouraged him to start again. He is our beloved photographer.

Addiction Educator, Youth Coach, Indian American Descent. USA

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Sharon Jones "Shay"

Seamstress whose specialty is making one of the kind beautiful apron and bag, Crochet Master, Story Teller. She has lived through it all (homelessness, disability...). Her stories are of perseverance and kindness one after another. She wants to have her own label one day soon. USA.

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Bushra Madhi

Talented Designer, Tailor and Dressmaker, a refugee from Iraq, Bushra

started her own business called

"Bushra Fashion".

  Linda Bolden: a Creative Writer of inspirational stories and poetry, Crochet Instructor, and a Seamstress, Linda is soft spoken and strong with a heart for healing women over traumatic situations.

Linda Bolden: a Creative Writer of inspirational stories and poetry, Crochet Instructor, and a Seamstress, Linda is soft spoken and strong with a heart for healing women over traumatic situations.


  Claudette Kidd, comes from England, where she studied designs and fashion. She is a former business owner, used to take initiative, she is enthusiastic and full of potential.

Claudette Kidd, comes from England, where she studied designs and fashion. She is a former business owner, used to take initiative, she is enthusiastic and full of potential.

Catherine Cazes-Wiley

Textile Artist, Milliner, Designer. Cat is a born shaker, gap filler. She was homeless for 5 years, immigrant from France, and still improving daily to persevere over some disabilities .

  Viviane Fripp-Elbert is the former Director of the Sewing Through Growing program (under Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, women services and the Village of Power), helping 100th of women on their journey to recovery. A talented Designer and Seamstress herself, she is on our Advisory board.

Viviane Fripp-Elbert is the former Director of the Sewing Through Growing program (under Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, women services and the Village of Power), helping 100th of women on their journey to recovery. A talented Designer and Seamstress herself, she is on our Advisory board.

  Murial Susino, calls her friend Shay (see above)so sweetly, mama Shay. The two met at the village of power years ago where I served as an instructor. Murial is a treasure to be discovered, she makes wedding veils and accessories.

Murial Susino, calls her friend Shay (see above)so sweetly, mama Shay. The two met at the village of power years ago where I served as an instructor. Murial is a treasure to be discovered, she makes wedding veils and accessories.

 Regina Bohn, Tinaliah Co-op supporter and marvelous designer and seamstress. Has been in business for herself over 3 decades and is a well of knowledge and joy.

Regina Bohn, Tinaliah Co-op supporter and marvelous designer and seamstress. Has been in business for herself over 3 decades and is a well of knowledge and joy.