A loan of $9,975 helped a member to purchase the first round of tools used in building the metal stamping automation process and producing to meet market demand.


Junkgirls, Llc Group's story

The Junk Girls was founded in 2009 and born out of a combination of Art Therapy for Jenny and Melissa’s love for all things handmade. After our 18+ years working in corporate that include Netflix and eBay, our vision is to put our collective skill sets together and do something meaningful that would make a difference for both us and others. We believe that everything has value, no matter how damaged it is, and we enjoy giving new life to things that might otherwise be overlooked or thrown away, which, as a metaphor, fits our lives perfectly. We are Social Entrepreneurs that work within the emerging new industrial revolution of Makers/Do It Yourself Micro-Manufacturing. Considered innovators by many, we are utilizing our background in art & design to create inventive ways to repurpose what some call junk into beautiful art, jewelry and home décor products, while enabling ourselves and others to heal during and by this process. The manufacturing of our metal stamped products is done 100% by hand. This is our number one area of growth, with our retailers requesting higher product volume than we can supply. By automating the process we can build product at least 4-5 times faster to meet the market demand. A KIVA loan will help us with the first round of tools used in building the metal stamping automation process.

In this group: Melissa , Jennifer
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