On Friday, April 24, come grab some free coffee from our friends at Steadfast and chat with Kimberly Parker, the owner of mobile boutique-turned-brick-and-mortar clothing and accessories shop Sisters of Nature, during the week's installment of The Skillery's Office Hours.
About Office Hours:
On Friday mornings, we invite Skillery members and friends in for free drip coffee and coworking with a bonus educational component we call Office Hours. Each week, a local or visiting pro — from content creators to PR veterans to busy shop owners — will meet, greet, share valuable biz wisdom and answer your questions, in a casual group setting. It’s our weekly get together with local professionals, and you’re invited.
About the Host:
In 2012, Kimberly Parker had a bit of a life crisis. She had lost her parents, hated her job, and wondered if she would ever get to use that art degree she had. She realized life was too short to do something she hated and set off on a path to pursue her dreams of being in the art world. She quit her job and fell into a sea of different creative avenues. She did everything from letterpress wedding invitations, designing handbags, making wooden mirrors, to screen printing...you name it she did it. She felt kind of like that teenager wearing different band tshirts and trying to fit in. She had no idea what direction or what to do...she just knew she wanted to be in the creative world. She met lots of cool people along the way and found there is a lot of talent in Nashville.
As Kimberly was doing all of these random projects, she saw all the food trucks getting to be at all these cool events and thought there needed to be a retail version of that in Nashville. A place where we could all come together and be represented all over the city. So, she bought a super crappy old vintage camper and began to gut it. It wasn't easy... in fact it was really hard, but over the course of 10 months she renovated the camper along with the help of friends and some handymen. Then, she launched the Sisters of Nature mobile boutique. Kimberly curated the work of different designers as well as her own. It went really well and so 3 months ago she launched the brick and mortar in East Nashville. It has been a fantastic and terrifying journey with lots of fun stories along the way, but she loves it to death. She loves my job and feel so inspired everyday.
When Do These Office Hours Take Place?
These Office Hours are on Friday, April 24th from 8:30am to 9:30am.
Questions about these Office Hours? Contact Kimberly at firstname.lastname@example.org.