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Kennedy Leavens Founder of Awamaki

May 29, 2020 4 min read

Kennedy Leavens fell in love with Peru when she was a 17 year old Seattle high school student.  The landscapes, the culture, and of course the food enchanted her, and when she returned five years later, in search of adventure, she ended up staying for four years and founding one of CURA’s most beloved brands - Awamaki. 

Annya Pin & Shay Simone co-founders, friends & dance world game changers

Annya Pin & Shay Simone co-founders, friends & dance world game changers

November 29, 2019 6 min read

"Our shows are created with intention from top to bottom.  Our aesthetic is the fusion of technical dancing, singing and editorial costume design wrapped into a provocative live performance. We test viewer perception by evoking all human senses and emotions. Each show is vastly different in theme, but holds a place for a loose narrative."

Hanna Yi

Hanna Yi

July 03, 2019 7 min read

"Our purpose at Two Cranes is to do what we can within our power to help heal the earth and those in it with the gifts and privileges we’ve been afforded. We are passionate about partnering with other women who are running in their own lanes and are always looking to encourage and uplift others. It is evident you do as well. Our quality in terms of product and brand aesthetic are vital, however, the impact beyond the bottle is where the magic lies."      


Kate Dillon

Kate Dillon

June 30, 2019 6 min read

"I decided to pursue a master’s degree in International Development at Harvard – it was more like an economics degree – so I could pursue a career in conservation and development finance. I have spent the last 12 years of my professional life advocating for tropical forest conservation, sustainable/regenerative agriculture, and market-based solutions to poverty and environmental degradation.  It’s a huge passion."