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SALT of the Earth: The Shop with True Meaning

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When Emily Evans purchased her home, the previous owners simply asked her to refer to one of the rooms as The Shop. Evans and her childhood friend Lauren Saunders took the request one step further and turned the room into a dream, a clothing line called The Shop, SALT to honour the space. “That’s where the name comes from. It was a convenience store run by the grandmother,” said Evans of the location. The Shop, SALT is a Newfoundland based clothing company designed and operated by the two friends. “We wanted to design clothes growing up as kids. Lauren has this story she loves about us designing Barbie clothes as kids,” said Evans. “I still have our first Barbie dress. We dreamed of…

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A pop of colour: Melanie Jacqueline creates fashion happiness

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A lot can be said about MJ Couch: she’s a Newfoundland clothing designer from Deer Lake, mom of two, wife, entrepreneur, and hilarious interviewee, to name a few. No matter what capacity in which she’s considered, it’s always draped in bright colour, energy, creativity and happiness. While speaking with MJ on the phone, she was multitasking like a boss, hand sewing and chatting away as if she wasn’t a Newfoundland Fashion Designer superstar. In the beginning, MJ was a primary teacher who sewed for something to do. “I used to make clothing with my mom and it went from there. While teaching in Trout River, all I had was thread and scissors and I got into it,” said MJ of…

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