Humans og Impact Hub is a series of interviews with some of our members. We ask them questions about their start-up, what motivates them, their challenges, how impact hub helps their endeavours and where they see themselves in five years time.
This weeks Human of Impact Hub is our member, Jude from Hei Jude, Det store Symesterskapet på NRK and the Sybiblioteket. Hei Jude is a slow clothing movement that showcases everything from her homemade wedding dress to hand stitched tee-pee for her cat Frances. We spoke with Jude and this is what she had to say:
What motivated your start-up?
Originally Hei Jude was started to showcase my homemade wedding – from a homemade wedding dress to the flower arrangements and everything in between. After the wedding I kept on sewing and found Hei Jude a great way to connect with sewers around the world.
What has been your greatest challenge?
Finding time. Between a part time job, my creative projects and writing the blog there isn’t much time to spare. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Why did you choose a co-working space?
For me, sewing has been a lonesome hobby. Just me (and my cat) in my sewing room, pretty much shut out from the real world. Co-working allows me to share my ideas for Hei Jude with so many people and has resulted in a new business idea, which is in it’s very beginnings. By working on the writing side, the blog, at Impact Hub Bergen, I dont get tempted to just be in the sewing room.
Tell us about your latest experiences with the Sewing Bee for NRK.
The Sewing Bee was an amazing opportunity to take my sewing up a notch (or a hundred notches). Sewing has been a hobby of mine for many years, but during the Sewing Bee I learnt so many new skills that has prompted me to make a career out of it.
Tell us about your latest project.
The Sewing Library (Sybibioteket) is my newest project, that is in very early stages. The goal is a sewing cafe where you can come empty handed and create something with what you find in the library. The idea is inspired by the engineering “makerspace” but also the idea of “social sewing”.
Where do you see your ventures in 2020?
By 2020 every young person will be well acquainted with a sewing machine. They will be able to whip up a piece of clothing like its second nature!