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Female Founder Spotlight: Bri Smocks & Kia Montgomery, Levi & Toonk

Female Founder Spotlight: Bri Smocks & Kia Montgomery, Levi & Toonk

Tiller’s founder, Kathleen Sheppard, sat down with mother-daughter duo Kia Montgomery & Bri Smocks to continue our Female Founders/Creators spotlight. Started in November of 2019, Levi & Toonk is a children's book series that highlights the life & lessons of Bri's son (and Kia's grandson) Levi, also known by the family as Toonk. Through this series, Bri & Kia are creating a resource for gifted students of colors to see themselves represented through stories and images. They promote diversity, inclusion and academic excellence in under-represented groups. 

Female Founder Spotlight: Simi Khanduja of Akoya Atelier

Female Founder Spotlight: Simi Khanduja of Akoya Atelier

Tiller’s founder, Kathleen Sheppard, sat down with Simi Khanduja to continue our Female Founders/Creators spotlight. Simi launched her jewelry brand, Akoya Atelier, to bring make high end Akoya pearls accessible for women outside of Japan. Her pieces are all extensively vetted and hand-picked so she's ensuring the highest quality for every pearl she delivers.  


Female Founder Spotlight: Jenny Drew Garabedian of all the babies

Female Founder Spotlight: Jenny Drew Garabedian of all the babies

Tiller’s founder, Kathleen Sheppard, sat down with Jenny Drew Garabedian to continue our Female Founders/Creators spotlight. Jenny Drew started her clothing brand, all the babies, to bring organic, simple & chic basics for...well...babies! The brand has expanded into adult sets as well and has a simple mission of making high quality pieces and giving back. 

5 Tips for DIY Trash Cleanup

5 Tips for DIY Trash Cleanup

Plastic and other improperly discarded waste can be detrimental to the environment. These materials are often made without the ability to biodegrade and even though they may break down, won’t leave the ecosystem for a long time. Here are some tips on how to do your own trash clean-up this spring!

Female Founder Spotlight: Sana Akhand of Jet Black Social Club

Female Founder Spotlight: Sana Akhand of Jet Black Social Club

Tiller’s founder, Kathleen Sheppard, sat down with Sana Akhand to continue our Female Founders/Creators spotlight. Sana started Jet Black Social Club initially to be an in-person social club based out of NYC. Due to the pandemic, Sana has since pivoted to moving Jet Black online, to be a community for like-minded individuals to meet & learn from one-another.