Sarah and Rachel McClure are two crafty sisters...literally. Sarah just finished undergrad and her sister Rachel recently received her masters in teaching English (woo hoo!) and is teaching high school sophomores (double woo hoo! I teach sophomores!). And although they live four hours apart from each other, their crafting adventures connect online through their Etsy shops (yes, plural). "It keeps us connected. We see what the other is creating and collaborate across long distances!"
Together they collaborate through two Etsy shops - A Joey Named Roo and A Joey Named Roo TOO. Their first shop, A Joey Named Roo, specializes in handmade, vegan bath and body items. "We make vegan lip balm in tons of flavors, vegan body butter, vegan scrubs, and many other products to care for your skin. We use organic ingredients whenever possible, and none of our bath and body treats contain animal products of any kind." Their second shop, A Joey Name Roo TOO, is full of pretty things, including handcrafted jewelry and knits. "The polymer clay jewelry is made by hand from start to finish; each bead is carefully sculpted then shaped into the finished piece. All creations are made with the utmost care and concern for detail."
Sarah is my fearless leader. No, really, she is. In fact, she was one of the founders and now captain of the Kiva Team on Etsy, a group of Etsy artists that lend through Kiva. And through her shop, A Joey Named Roo Too, Sarah supports the work of Kiva entrepeneurs. "With each sale, we loan out 15% of the cost to Kiva, a microlending site where I loan to individual entrepreneurs around the world so that they can bring money to their families and communities."
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