Small batch, sustainable fashion. Equipping female creatives.
The mission of the Story Shop Studio is to support creative women - artists, designers, musicians, and anyone with a vision and an ounce of savvy. Founded by an artist with a deep commitment to empowering other female makers, The Story Shop seeks to be more than a retail clothing shop. Each purchase in our tightly curated, ethically-made clothing line will support scholarships for creative or career coaching for a female artist. Women supporting women (not to mention we will look great doing it!)
Clothing and coaching may appear to be an unlikely combination, but not when you look closer. The Story Shop Studio curates a line of sustainable women's garments whose sale funds scholarships that support creative women. Our core values in this process are Story and Relationship.
In recent history, the garment industry has devalued the craftspeople that produce garments and has disregarded relationships with makers. In an effort to combat these dehumanizing practices, the Story Shop seeks to build relationships with craftspeople and makers who design and create our garments, ensuring that the pieces we curate are ethically and sustainably made.
The process of coaching artists and entrepreneurs is deeply relational - it is about sharing stories; about being known. Every woman with a creative dream has an important and unique story to tell - but nearly every artist struggles to tell her story well at some point or another - whether she is dealing with fear-related creative block; or whether she simply can't crack the social media code to market her work well. MORE
Unfortunately, for many young artists and entrepreneurs, the cost of creative or career coaching makes this kind of support unattainable.
Our business model places an income-generator between the entrepreneur and the cost of coaching: small batch socially-conscious clothing. 20% of the sale of each garment goes into a scholarship fund for female entrepreneurs. So when artists and entrepreneurs apply for coaching with The Story Shop, we are able to offer the service entirely free of charge.
For every five hours of funding we bank through profits from selling garments, we are able to offer a scholarship to a creative entrepreneur. Each scholarship recipient has the opportunity to choose between Creative Coaching or Career Coaching, in a package of five, hour-long sessions tailored to her business or creative needs. We also offer opportunities to purchase coaching packages. MORE
Hello! I'm Shannon. I started the Story Shop Studio in 2018 with a combined love of caring for artists, and of ethical fashion. I am a visual artist myself, with a research background examining the personality and spirituality of the creative mind. My greatest passion is to equip female artists and entrepreneurs with tools - both professional and personal - to tell their stories well. I adore the coaching process - especially getting to know and support so many creative women. I am honored to hear your stories. Won't you share?
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"While Shannon was very encouraging and empathetic (as she knows the heart of the artist and entrepreneur very well), she also did not hold back from pushing me further. I will forever appreciate her high standards as a coach, and she gets 90% of the credit for enhancing how I tell my own story through my brand and marketing."
Want to support creative women...and look great doing it?
The holidays can be a difficult time for those who struggle with mental health; and we know that artists and creative people are often at high risk. This year, we are partnering with Banquet Workshop in Vancouver, BC, to offer this iconic art print to support those struggling with mental health.
We offer this soft velvety black heart print on dove grey paper.
This signed screen print is 50 x 50 cm (19.69 by 19.69 inches), soft black on dove grey 250 gram Rising Stonehenge paper with a deckled edge.
Proceeds from the sale of each print goes directly to NAMI (The National Alliance for Mental Health). Will you help us help others this holiday season? VISIT SHOP
Creative Coaching seeks to equip artists with tools to overcome common challenges in their creative lives. We will examine themes of fear, imposter syndrome, psychological blocks, and maintaining a disciplined and fruitful practice.
Career Coaching seeks to empower artists to also become entrepreneurs. We will help you build a brand, a marketing plan, and consult on technology and social media development. You can be your greatest advocate!
We'd love to hear from you! You can reach us via the contact form or via email at email@example.com
If you are interested in applying for a coaching scholarship, please fill out the form and tell us a bit about your story!