We may aspire to buy seasonal fruits and vegetables, dress our babes in responsibly-sourced organic cotton, and skip that Florida vacay in favor of, say, a local production of King Lear. But when it’s the dead of winter and your toddler is threatening to peel the paint from the walls if he doesn’t get a bowl of summery strawberries yesterday…you do what you gotta do (thanks for the free coffee, Trader Joe’s). Here, we profile several D.C.-area business owners who also happen to be parents—so you can reduce your carbon footprint in solidarity with entrepreneurs who, bless their hearts, haven’t slept through the night since 2010.
Nissa Wegienek – Nissa Jewelry
Nissa describes her business as “vintage inspired goodness with a modern twist” and what a twist it is! She uses recycled materials and repurposed metals to create jewelry that has developed a cult following among stylists and fashion influencers. Even cooler? Her jewels are the go-to pieces for celebrities like the Kardashians, Selena Gomez, Jeannie Mai, Mary J. Blige and more. The best part? They are totally affordable, and we are SO coveting her Ear Jackets right now.
Who did we miss? In the comments section below, tell us about your favorite local mompreneur.
—Katie Brown and Hilary Riedemann