Iskashitaa Refugee Network collects, distributes food, helps refugees find community

For seventeen years, the Iskashitaa Refugee Network has been harvesting, distributing and preparing food harvested from the yards of local businesses and homeowners. Micah Hadley, harvesting coordinator, said the program has three main focuses; the primary goal regards community, and the other two focus on food-related issues. Fruit harvested from a biweekly Iskashitaa harvest. Iskashitaa…

These gorgeous designer gowns are made by blind dressmakers

When fashion designer Tish Cox decided to grow her business, she found a factory where blind sewers create garments with impeccable craftsmanship. Elaina Tillinghast, a 54-year-old seamstress, spends her days in a Dallas clothing factory sewing blouses and gowns for Tish Cox, an up-and-coming American designer who counts Zac Posen and André Leon Talley among her fans. The clothes…