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Lauren Carpenter: From t-615 to BRANDED Collective

Most of you reading this are probably already familiar with the social enterprise formerly known as t-615. It’s probably what brought you here. If you don’t already know, t-615 has rebranded itself as BRANDED Collective, a business that employs survivors of human trafficking who work with local artisans to craft a line of jewelry from recycled metals that were ethically manufactured in the United States. The jewelry is traceable from the earth to your bodies. BRANDED Collective also donates 25% of its profits to anti-human trafficking efforts.

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Lauren Carpenter, Co-Founder of BRANDED Collective

Courtney Davidson Photography

“Photography is about light,” professional photographer Courtney Davidson says. I am sitting with her in a Nashville coffee shop on a chilly winter day and the light is nothing remarkable, but Courtney’s story is.

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Courtney Davidson Photography

Vintage Nashvegas: Selling Legos for a Living

Robert Johnston sells Legos online as a full time job. Yes, you read that correctly. “Most old people think I am making my business up because they don’t understand the internet,” he explains. “Basically I have a store online instead of right down the street in a shopping plaza.”

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Robert Johnston in his natural habitat at Vintage Nashvegas

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Check back for more! This is a place where I will be sharing interviews with other small business owners.

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