Hands On, Vol. 7: Huntingdon Yarn Mill

Nestled right in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, you'll find the family owned and operated Huntingdon Yarn Mill. The building, it's machines, and it's people reflect not only Philadelphia's historical manufacturing past - but the hidden gems just waiting to be discovered by designers and makers who are wanting to produce regionally. If you know where to look and can learn about the process, you can make and design here.

Huntingdon Yarn Mill is owned by Fay and Majid Jarah. Majid started working for the mill 30 years ago, bought in some time later, and the business has been a family and friend affair ever since.  With about 50 employees, most of whom live in the neighborhood, they seem to have the same set up as most of the other manufacturers in this area.  They love and treat their employees like family and it's very common to find siblings, spouses, and family members of various generations all working under the same roof.

Quality is key, whether it be natural fibers or silk, linen, and rayon - Huntingdon keeps it's customers because it produces a superior quality material. This distinguishing quality, according to owner Majid Jarah is the quality of the tried and true equipment from the '30s "Newer machines - they loose the detail. Some people want perfection and our machines can create that" 

Two years ago Huntingdon launched "Made in America Yarns" - an offshoot that focused on direct to end consumer yarns manufactured and dyed in the USA. The company is focused on yarns for three main markets: home furnishings, clothing/apparel, and the craft industry for hand knitting. One of their specialties is also metallic yarn - which is the combining of metallic yarns with nylon, rayon, acetate or silk.



We go into the similar manufacturing process in detail in our very first Hands On video where we cover Wayne Mills Co., so we'll touch on it just briefly here. Yarn is created in three steps: production, dying, and finishing.

1. The yarns start off as spools of thread that are sent through machines called twisters and winders. These highly technical machines create the unique patterning or texturing which is then wound up on large skeins. A skein is basically loose spool of threaded material.

2. The material is loose because these skeins are then dipped into various dye baths. Every batch goes through a number of dyes and then washes to achieve the purest and cleanest colors and even dye treatment. Huntindon uses direct and acid dyes, depending on the material type.

3. After dyeing, the loosely wound skeins are hung to dry in a warmed drying room. They are lastly wound and wrapped onto spindles ready to be sold to other makers and manufacturers in various industries.

Presidents Letter

Majid Jarah has a terrific letter on the website which I think clearly expresses what Huntingdon is all about.

"Dear friends and potential customers,

I arrived in the US after graduating from a textile university in Manchester, England. I began my career working as a purchasing agent for Huntingdon Yarn Mill. About 14 years ago, I took a leap of faith and purchased the Mill. With 30 years of textile experience behind me, I am very proud to be a domestic manufacturer of textiles in the USA.

We here at Huntingdon are a team of 50 people who hope to continue our work for many more years to come. We are truly a family run business. Jesse, our Plant Manager, has been working in the textile industry most of his life. Barbara, our Office Manager, has been working at the company for over 25 years. Her mother, Loretta, has worked here for over 50 years before retiring three years ago. Barbara’s daughter also worked with us until three years ago. My wife, Fay, works with the Dye House as well as in our Marketing Department. My daughters, Ranna and Sarah, work in the office part time whenever they have time off from school.

As a family business, we stay true to several core values with suppliers and customers. We purchase raw materials from domestic manufacturers as much as possible; saving our supplier’s job in turn insures our own. There is a glorified desire among the American people for saving American jobs, but when it comes time to take action, we become reluctant to make the necessary changes.

Buying products from overseas may seem more cost-efficient, but the result is not necessarily more quality-efficient.  Domestic Manufacturers are still making the best products in the world. However, if we do not take action now we will lose the valuable and accessible resources they provide. The most reliable wool and cotton spinners are still in the US. Believe it or not, our company is shipping Novelty yarns to China where they are made into garments before being shipped back to America.

Last year, we had a booth at the spin Expo show in New York City. Most of out young design visitors were surprised to know that there was still a textile mill operating in Philadelphia. At the same time, the large fashion companies are saying that their customers are demanding American made products. When I asked “Why are we not able to sell more of our products to internationally renowned American companies”, I was told that it was a set mentality. Designers who have a choice between an American-made product and a more expensive European product will vote against domestic manufacturing in the US under the false pretense that the quality is not as good.

I have no doubt that the given the opportunity, US manufacturers are capable of producing a product as good as or better than overseas suppliers. We can offer consistency and reliability as a result. This will provide American jobs, which will be good for all of us.

I would like to take this opportunity to prove that we can withstand the test of comparison.

Thank you,

Majid Jaraha
The President"


If you are looking into or are interested in production of your own yarn visit . Special thanks to Karen Randal and the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for facilitating this trip.




It’s no surprise that we at Analog love the use of wood in new and surprising ways, which is why we instantly fell in love with these beautiful wooden necklaces by women’s wear collection Supra Endura. Mixing wooden links and a colorful elastic material, each one is hand-made here in Philadelphia and can even be customized with a variety of wood stains, colors, and lengths to suit your specific tastes. For each necklace purchased $2 are donated to the non-profits Urban Tree Connection and Gowanus Canal Conservancy, so you’re not only getting a stylish, modern accessory, but also helping out some great causes. If you’re interested in these attractive and eye-catching statements, email to place your order! 

Puzzles are always a great way to pass the time or to save for a rainy day. However, they aren’t always the most attractive objects. That is until Logifaces appeared before us. These concrete cast prisms are beautiful mini-sculptures on their own, but are part of a bigger, more complex puzzle. Inspired by ancient puzzle games, the set of 16 prisms is a logic puzzle that can prove difficult for even the cleverest gamer. The goal is to form one continuous surface and the beauty is that there is more than one solution. While that may sound simple, these unassuming blocks are trickier than you think. We especially love the game’s ability to be played solo or in a group. One set will cost you $70 on the company’s current Indiegogo, but it’s worth it for this versatile puzzle that can switch from plaything to tabletop art in a second. 

While apartment living offers its own rewards, it does have its hindrances. One of which is the often-limited ability to garden or grow your own produce.  While some spaces offer a communal garden or have room for such things, others are not as lucky. This is where The Garden Apartment's Nomad Planter comes in handy. A simple and versatile planter, this container is made from locally sourced, scrapped boat sails straight from the Bronx. Its ability to easily go from one location to the next, or change from an elegant hanging pot, to a tabletop planter gives the Nomad its edge. Perfect for growing fresh herbs in the kitchen, this modernist space-saving planter will add a great accent to any interior. Each one is made here in the USA and can be shipped in a simple flat-pack envelope. For only $38 these will make a great addition to any urban foodie's life. 


THE WANDERLUST SERIES: Grand Teton National Park


THE WANDERLUST SERIES: Grand Teton National Park


"As we set off up Hwy. 89, we could feel the air change temperatures as the elevation grew. Our goal - to reconnect with nature on land and water, so we brought our Old Town Canoe along for the journey." - Greg Rakozy


As the night descended upon us, we drove the Shadow Mountain trail till we set up camp 6500ft above sea level. The stars are everything when you are up that high. The next morning, we set off on foot with cameras in hand to Hidden Falls. Taking a quick moment for a mountain lake shower." - Greg Rakozy




Artist to Watch: Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha - Intersections

Premiered at the Artprize event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Intersections by Pakistani-artist Anila Quayyum Agha is a beautiful and simple large-scale installation. Agha created an intricate pattern taking inspiration from the geometrical shapes and designs found in many Islamic sacred spaces. She then crafted a 6.5ft wooden cube cut out with the pattern.

From the center of the piece a single bulb illuminates the work, casting delicate ethereal shadows onto every surrounding surface. Having the piece suspended in the middle of the room creates an eerie appearance despite its stunning shadows.

The influence of Islamic culture is apparent in this piece with even the wooden cube looking reminiscent to the famous pilgrimage site of Mecca. However, the name Intersections comes from her interest with the famous Alahambra, viewing it as a perfect mix of European and Islamic culture.

“For me the familiarity of the space visited at the Alhambra palace and the memories of another time and place from my past, coalesced in creating this project” says the artist. Agha won both the public and juried vote for the 2014 Artprize, which wrapped up on October 12th.

All images courtesy of ArtPrize  



Things We Love - October 2014

We here at Analog Watch Co have been noticing a lot of cement based designs recently and we love it. One specific design that’s really caught our attention are these attractive Offset Planters created by David Drumlin. Each planter is $59 and come in a variety of shapes including rectangles, squares, ovals, and circles. Ideal for succulents or cacti, their minimal form will perfectly complement any environment both inside and out.  

While mornings can sometimes be rough, this attractive ceramic mug by HMM might help in making them a little better. The MUGr vessel is handmade from black ceramics giving it a simple yet beautiful form. The real eye-catching detail for this design though is the addition of the walnut handle. The contrast between the matte black body and rich wooden handle makes for a modern, elegant design. The angled “r” shape not only comfortably fits the hand, but also allows these mugs to be stacked on top one another. One mug will set you back $40, but well worth it for an attractive and durable design like this.  

While riding a bike is a more eco-friendly and convenient way to get around in a city, it does have its downsides. Specifically lack of immediate storage. However, this bicycle wine rack will at least help you out come your next dinner party, or date night. The vegetable tanned leather uses antique fasteners to snap around nearly any bike frame, and hidden clasps securely hold the bottle in place. It comes in three different colors of leather and each one costs only $34.  




Surveillance and security checkpoints have now become commonplace in our society especially when one is traveling. There is nothing more frustrating than being stuck in a slow TSA checkpoint line slowly shuffling along while trying to get to your destination. Intrigued by this whole process, New York based artist Roxy Paine and his team spent over a year drawing up diagrams and models of real life TSA equipment before carving each piece from maple, or birch wood.

 Seeing what is often a cold and mechanical process rendered in soft warm wood creates an interesting contrast that we love. While the carved security check looks inviting in wood, it is so strikingly familiar to real-life TSA points that you feel somewhat wary of it.

 The installation entitled Checkpoint, is part of his exhibition at the Marianne Boesky Gallery called Denuded Lens and is on display till October 18th. 



Things We Love - September 2014

Poquito and Union Wallets by Madera - $55 - $75

These minimal wallets by Madera are the perfect companions to your Analog Watch. Available in Walnut, Cherry, and Oak, each wallet has a slim profile ideal for carrying cash, cards and coins without bulking up your pocket. The two styles Poquito and Union come in at $55 and $75 respectively and are each made from renewably harvested wood.

Hedge Planters by Cora Neil Design - $38 - $400

Currently finishing their Kickstarter campaign, Hedge planters have already surpassed their goal and caught the attention of us here at Analog. Created by Cora Neil Designs, the planters are functional, bright, modern pieces that create the perfect accent to almost any environment. They come in five distinct colors and four different styles ranging from small wall sconce planters, to suspended pots, and larger wall systems. Check out their Kickstarter page to learn more about the project and preorder your very own Hedge Planter. 

Blockitecture by James Paulius - $25

Winner of the 2003 RIT Metaproject, designer James Paulius created a fun series of hand painted wooden blocks in the style of Brutalist architecture. The segments stack and hang off each other encouraging the user to create new ways of stacking the series to create different cityscapes. Every piece is crafted from New Zealand pine and a set will cost you only $25 for countless combinations of fun. 



Trees for the Future

We at Analog are partnered with Trees for the Future, a non-profit that raises money to help plant trees and other vegetation in areas ravaged by logging or natural disasters. To this date TREES has helped to plant over 80 million trees worldwide. Our partnership with them allows us to make a donation of one tree per product sold by Analog. So far we have helped to plant thousands of trees! We want to make sure we give back to our planet since we make a wooden product and our thrilled with the work Trees for the Future is doing.

Through planting various styles of vegetation from onions, cabbage, and others, they are able to restore the lands natural balance and help not only the local community, but also bring back biodiversity to the area. Having these returned forests, students are able to gain hands on experience learning about nature and our global environment. Through your support, we are all collectively working towards making the world a greener place, one tree at a time. 



Things We Love - August 2014

Writer's Block by Danny Giannella and Tammer Hijazi - $60

Not only is the Writer's Block a fun play on the phrase, it is also a playful desk accessory. Available in either stone or wood, the simple design offers the perfect place for your notes. The pad is held up by a pencil placed through the hole at the top. This allows you to keep your pencil and notes all in one convenient place for whenever inspiration strikes. 


Birdhouse ROHBAU by Torsten Klocke  -  $89

Taking the iconic birdhouse form, designer Torsten Klocke gave it a new and interesting twist. Using a mix of concrete and wood, the ROHBAU birdhouse is a simple blend of two materials that creates a beautiful and functional design. The inner wooden panel can be slid out to add seed or clean, while the sturdy outer shell protects its inhabitants from any type of harsh weather.  The size of the house is 10x7x5 inches, ideal for many types of small common birds. 

Grandpa's Fire Grill by Henrik Johansson - $20

Whether out in nature or just in your own backyard, the Grandpa's Fire Grill is a perfect way to contain your food when cooking over a fire. Made from stainless steel, the adjustable wire rack can securely attach to nearly any branch you find. This then becomes your handle as you set your food overtop the flames and can watch as it is grilled to perfection. 


Hands On, Vol. 6: Carmana Designs


Hands On, Vol. 6: Carmana Designs

This is the sixth installment of Hands On, a series of informal posts dedicated to honoring the people, machines, and processes involved in making and manufacturing.

Introducing Carmana Designs 

Carmana Designs, established in 1981, is a family-owned, high-end custom cabinetry and millwork shop located in the Newbold section of South Philadelphia. It was launched by Carmen and Anna Maria Vona, a highly-skilled master cabinetmaker, and an interior designer respectively. This dynamic duo turns their clients’ design dreams into reality.


Carmen learned the craft from Anna Maria’s godfather, Luigi Sammarone. After four years of training, Carmen chose to set out and start a new business. Beginning in a small 5,000 sq. ft. building, Carmana Designs quickly outgrew its location and in 1999, the Vonas purchased a complex at 1715-19 McKean Street. Built in 1912 at the turn of the century, the grand front building was the offices and showroom for the former Abbotts Alderney Dairies and the rear building housed stables for horses that pulled milk delivery carriages. The original cobblestones can still be seen in the floor of Carmana’s shop to this day. Now the 40,000 sq. ft. structure houses Carmana Designs and all of their immense woodworking machinery imported from Italy and Germany. The machinery made things faster and more precise, but did not replace the old-world woodworking techniques where the cabinets were always authentically assembled, finished and installed by hand.

The Process 

Every project begins in the office at the drafting table. Carmen designs every aspect of each job in Microvellum/AutoCAD, a program that relays information to the enormous American-made CNC router in the shop. The CNC precisely cuts out the parts, effectively shaving down production costs and allowing employees  (usually a team of 4-7 at any given time) to work on multiple jobs simultaneously and finish assembling the cabinetry by hand.  From there, the pieces are sanded, assembled, and then taken into the shop’s double downdraft paint booth, which happens to be one of the largest on the East Coast. The piece is sprayed with a unique blend that is tailored to the client, and a proprietary high-gloss urethane sealer is often selected to deeply highlight exotic, natural wood grains. The final leg of the journey is installation, which Carmana Designs often does to ensure that the client is happy with the finished product. 

While nearly 75% of their projects are for commercial use, they are often called in, (sometimes at very short notice) to craft single parts, such as tabletops and wooden legs for various designers. Both wood and corian are used to full effect in the shop and only metal has to be subbed-out to another local Philly manufacturer named Meschino Metal Works. Carmana stops at nothing to fabricate, finish and install authentic, handcrafted, high-end, high-quality custom cabinetry, millwork and case goods.

 Having been in business for over three decades, Carmana Designs has enjoyed the good times and has weathered the bad -- most recently the devastating recession that put many local cabinet shops out of business. Carmana Designs is stronger than ever and proud of its legacy of handcrafting custom cabinetry for generations to come.

Anna Maria, their daughter, and Carmen Vona

Anna Maria, their daughter, and Carmen Vona




The experience in taking an artistic idea and turning it into a viable business has been much like a growing tree branch. There are constantly new limbs and new leaves sprouting in places you did not expect. Sometimes a leaf browns and you have to make decisions: do you add more water or do you trim the browning leaf? 

Okay okay - so maybe it's the artist in me that felt compelled to create that beautiful metaphor to explain the complicated thing that is business. The fact is - it takes some time and effort to overcome the fear and hurtles of being an artist, but at the end of the day it is one of the most empowering things a creative individual can do. Creatives have an upper hand in so many ways. You can and should mix your artistic right brain thinking with newly learned left brain actions.

These aren't pieces of advice that I am suggesting will work for everyone-- rather these are the things that I've found helpful to keep in mind throughout the early life of starting a business. My hope is that others can find value in our experiences and relate them to their own work. 


1. Be flexible, always. You have to be willing to learn a new skill even if you find it boring. I still dislike using excel, but once I got over that hump, I am now able to compile real information and data that in turn helps me understand where my business is, where it wants to go, and how much time and effort it may take to get to the next milestone.  If you think something will take you 2 weeks, and do the smart thing and buffer for 4 weeks, it will actually take you 6 weeks. Always be flexible. 


2. Be kind and modest. I have had to rely on countless friends and mentors - not only for emotional support or just as ears willing to listen - but for actions that resulted in business growth. Remaining modest has made it easy for us to find friends or friends of friends who are interested in helping and supporting a vision. Wether it be a photographer to shoot some content, or a web designer to help tweak some code, or a connection to someone in city government. If you are genuine - others will see this, and the resources and people you need will slowly but surely make themselves visible. 


3. Fake it till you make it. My mother always told me this adage and for years folks used to laugh at me for simplifying the complex world of business into a one liner. If you want to be a company, talk as a company. Drop "I" and replace it for "We". You think your company is too small to be doing something? You are probably wrong and it's probably time for you to start doing that next level action. 


4. Emulate those who you admire. If you want to present like Steve Jobs, you need to watch his videos, take notes, then imagine you are him at your next speech or presentation. Follow what works. Pay attention to what doesn't. You should know your market better than anyone else, which also means you are attuned to what is and is not working within your industry. Find what suits you, borrow from it, and make the changes that fit your business so you can make it your own. 


5. Always be preparing for growth.  One day we received an email asking for our line sheet and wholesale prices. While we had not created those documents or terms yet, I had saved a few I found online many months back that I was able to reference. This simple preparation allowed us to quickly put together an appropriate wholesale document. Our version 1 lost us some customers - so we asked around and learned from the mistakes. Now we have purchase terms that not only work well for us but that also engage retailers.  


6. Entrepreneurship is all about risk mitigation and management.  When starting a business you will find you are constantly in a position of making decisions. Do I order 50 or do I order 500? You need to ask your self what the safest, least risky method is for you. If you order 50 and sell out right away - will it set you back 2 months as you wait for more inventory? If you order 500 and it turns out the item is not popular - are you now sitting on a ton of wasted inventory? Do you need to create "tests" so you can measure if something is a worth while expenditure?  In our case - we used Kickstarter as a platform to test the market we wanted to enter. 


7. Stretch your money.  Pay yourself enough to get by, only after you've put the money in the right places for your business. If you weigh the risks properly and keep on building your sweat equity - you'll have the cash you need to cover those unexpected costs. 


8. Don't be intimidated.   It's easy to beat your self up when you realize maybe your math skills or business skills are rusty. You may compare yourself to other successful endeavors and find it hard to imagine you making it there yourself. Stop that now and re-read #4 and #5 above. You have a creative mind and just maybe that is what will set you apart from the rest.


9. Use YouTube to learn.   Seriously. The internet is a powerful tool and we ourselves use it constantly to learn. You can type almost any topic into youtube and find multiple individuals or organizations ready to share information and knowledge in an easy to watch and take in format. 


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Hands On, Vol. 5: Printfresh & Paper Box Studios

This is the fifth installment of Hands On, a series of informal posts dedicated to honoring the people, machines, and processes involved in making and manufacturing.

Introducing Paper Box Studios

Our favorite thing about Philadelphia is the incredible community of artists, makers, tinkerers, manufacturers, and creative entrepreneurs. Thanks to the city's rich manufacturing past, the dearth of vacant property has left us ample space for meetups, studios, workshops, and offices, but rarely are these locations as beautiful and unique as the ones you'll find at Paper Box Studios.


Paper Box Studios, at 1639 North Hancock Street, is a 32,000 square ft. warehouse that is a space for artists and creative professionals to practice their trades. The 25 spaces available for rent range from 200 to 2300 square ft. What was originally a 1880s snuff, trunk, and paper box factory is now a fantastic blend of old and new-- A/C and heating, wifi, kitchenettes, exposed brick, restored hardwood and beams, and decorative tin elements.

Currently, the building filled to capacity, but interested tenants can sign up for the waitlist here. In addition to the rental spaces, co-working at Paper Box Studios is due to launch on September 1st, and will feature small private offices, open working areas, and access to a conference room.



Founded by local entrepreneurs Amy and Leo Voloshin, Paper Box Studios is also home to their successful textile design studio, Printfresh, which we had the pleasure of visiting.

Printfresh creates on-trend artwork for fabric that strives to be at the forefront of the fashion industry. With a client list that includes Urban Outfitters, GAP Inc., Abercrombie & Fitch Co., Mango, Roxy, Billabong, Element, American Eagle, Aeropostale, J.Crew, Justice, Pottery Barn, H&M, and Zara, it's safe to say that you've seen their work before, whether you know it or not.

Since starting in 2006, the company now employs over 20 people and deals primarily in the intellectual property business. This means Printfresh works business-to-business and does not produce finished products. They design and sells fabric prints, which are then sold to fashion designers for million and billion dollar brands to use for whatever they like-- dresses, bikinis, shawls, etc.

By forecasting up-coming trends between 12 - 24 months into the future,the  design team churns out up to 115 patterns a week that are then shown and sold to leading fashion designers from all over the world and in turn, influencing the styles you see on the street. 

How does someone predict what's going to be in style in, say Summer 2016? Owner Leo describes their process as "speculative design," meaning Printfresh mostly doesn't take specific direction on the characteristics of their designs. Rather, they produce what they expect to be popular in their clients' store by paying careful attention to cutting-edge fashion trends, as well as art exhibitions, and other pop culture indicators. Broadly, Leo says, "it really it comes down to whatever is influencing people." He recognizes the need to keep looking ahead: "Today's innovation is tomorrow's commodity."

Not all of Printfresh's work is speculative, but much of it is. Commission work is also welcome.  For example, a client might say "We liked this piece from the Marc Jacob's runway show... can you make it in blue with butterflies instead of birds?"



Using these trends as a guide, the design team gets to work. A bunch of images pinned to a tack board gives an idea of their creative process -- patterns and photos paired with words like "folkloric," "tesselations," "inky," "magic carpet," "wanderlust," or "animal instincts."

A large number of the company's designs start as hand-drawn, in order to avoid the distinctly unnatural look that comes from vector graphics. Then they're scanned and edited, and finally printed on special paper-backed fabric. This allows them to use standard large-format printers with only minimal modifications. Next, the paper backing is peeled of, and the patterns are labeled, and they're essentially ready to go!

While it might seem simple, Leo cautions that it requires a nuanced approach. All his designers are talented artists many from the top art schools on the East Coast, but it takes an extra keen eye to be effective when working with textiles. Designers need to ensure their work answers the most basic question of all: "Can you wear it?" The challenge, he says, comes from creating artwork that is not only beautiful, but is practical for fashion, evokes an emotional response, and would appeal to the client's customers, who may be very different demographically from the designers themselves. But to the bright and highly trained artists who work here, it's a welcomed challenge.

Like the design process, the sales process is streamlined-- the printed physical samples get tossed in a suitcase and presented to clients from LA to London, who are then able to purchase them on the spot. The goods are are delivered as digital files that have been prepped and are ready to be printed.

Clients then may hand off the prints to their fashion designers, or they have the option of working further with Printfresh's CAD & Customs team. They can change colors, play with repetition and rotary characteristics, create custom designs for specific garments, digitize vintage patterns, or do whatever is necessary to satisfy client's needs and make the patterns factory-ready.


PF Vintage

Printfresh also boasts an enormous (30,000+) library of vintage fabrics and garments ranging from the 1800s to the 1980s, which includes printed swatches, yarn dyes, antique scarves, garment swatches, full garments, unique lace and jacquards sources from all over the world. They are neatly hung and categorized by every characteristic imaginable. Need something scenic? Something geometric? Something nautical? It's all there, along with a slew of samples that exemplify special techniques like beading or embroidering. 

Printfresh makes this collection available to clients locally and abroad who want to browse, get inspired, and interpret trends. Fashion is cyclical after all, and so a collection like this is simultaneously a window into the past and the future.

Our intention with Hands On is to provide a resource for small businesses, artists, and budding entrepreneurs. Printfresh is somewhat of a departure from our usual feature, because their clients are typically million dollar brands. We chose to feature them because even if your business is not this large, our hope is that you found this instructive. Perhaps it helps you to realize the diverse possibilities that exist at the intersection of art and business. Or maybe one day your business actually will be doing millions in sales, and you can work with Printfresh. Who knows? Maybe this will simply inspire you to approach the business world with an open mind, and seeing the success that Amy and Leo have enjoyed, you will be moved to start your own business, and as Steve Jobs was fond of saying, "make a dent in the universe."

To learn more, visit Special thanks to Karen Randal and the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce for facilitating this trip.

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