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Jean​ Haley

Jean Haley is a local fiber artist who grows color (dye plants), makes art, and teaches the joys of both in workshops and seminars. Her mission is low impact and zero waste fiber art and supplies. When she’s not working on her art, Jean works on sustainable agriculture and environmental programs as an evaluation specialist.

Julie Hewitt

Julie has worked as a CPA focusing on the tax and accounting needs of small business and self-employed individuals for over 30 years. She owned a CPA firm in Chicago until a beautiful home in Brown County showed up in her in box. Since moving to Brown County Julie has had more time to create. Recently she has been designing and sewing one-of-a-kind bags, made with upholstery samples, as well as woman’s garments, often made with naturally dyed fabric. When not on her computer or in her studio you’ll find Julie out on the trails hiking with her husband and two large Bernese Mountain Dogs.

Katie Gandhi

Katie loves walkable communities, biking trails, locally grown food and economies, and trying all the arts. Katie must spend her days behind a desk, facing the realities of public service job, but she loves to dream about 'what if?' and 'how?' and 'why not?' and 'how can we?' 

Stacy Allsop
 
Sue McCracken

Sue was a middle school Family and Consumer Science teacher who retired to Bloomington to enjoy all the city and university have to offer, with the added bonus of the proximity to the forests and hills of southern Indiana.  She is a lifelong sewer/crafter and an avid thrifter, reuser, recycler. After she arrived in Bloomington she discovered Trashion Refashion and has been contributing garments ever since. Retirement has allowed her to expand her own sewing business focusing on creating upcycled pillows from graphic t-shirts and thrifted materials.  She and her husband had the time to hike seriously long sections of the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail.  She’s excited to put energy into the creative reuse project which will make Bloomington an even cooler place to live and be a drop in the sustainability, save the planet bucket.  

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