"The Makers movement is really starting to take off," says Jen Soong, founder of SOMA Goods. "And we're thrilled to see that Atlanta MADE is attracting talented artisans to put our city on the map and put the spotlight back on homegrown talent."
Focusing on local artisans, SOMA Goods will showcase a home and gift collection designed to give back to the community. "As a company with a social mission, we create beautiful goods that are crafted by refugee seamstresses living in Atlanta," says Jen. "We want to put the good in goods."
At the Atlanta trunk show, the public is invited to sample free hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while browsing the one-of-a-kind selection of pillows, scarves and bags. There will be special one-day-only discounts and a promotional giveaway.
SOMA Goods takes fabrics inspired by cultures around the world and gives them a modern twist. Check out the recently launched African batik collection and the original sari collection that features vintage and found saris — traditional Indian garments that have updated with a modern twist.
About SOMA Goods
SOMA Goods creates home and gift accessories inspired by a well-traveled life. Locally crafted by refugee seamstresses in Atlanta, our goods reflect vibrant cultures around the globe. With every sale, we invest at least ten percent of returns in our non-profit partners, Fugees Family and Global Village Project. Our website: www.somagoods.com.
About Atlanta MADE
Atlanta MADE takes the push to buy “Made in America” to the local level by showcasing local artisans and offering special events. Located in the Westside Urban Market shopping center, visitors to the gallery can enjoy locally produced furniture, art, jewelry, skin care and more. Atlanta MADE has an immediate and positive impact on the artisans, their families and the local economy. On the web at: www.atlantaMADE.us