cotton and flax podcast

Have you ever wondered about the people who made your favorite mug, shirt or chair? In Why Do We Have Things?, Rita Mehta of The American Edit and Erin Husted of Hackwith Design House interview the independent designers, artists, small business owners and creatives behind our favorite things.

Today’s guest is Erin Dollar, the founder and maker of Cotton & Flax, a Los Angeles-based line of handmade textile home goods made using natural materials, including linen fabrics and eco-friendly water-based inks. Erin & Erin talk about sustainability – both in products and in business, building the right business for you, regardless of what the industry tells you you should do, and using social media for good – and to make real, meaningful connections.

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Notes from the Show:
Cotton & Flax
Sumi ink painting
The Object Enthusiast on Instagram | Laure Joliet on Instagram
Erin’s upcoming class on Creative Live
10:04 by Ben Lerner
American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Thank you so much for listening! We’d also really appreciate it if you would subscribe and leave us a review in iTunes. I really hate to ask for stuff like this, but here’s why it matters: the more reviews and subscriptions we get, the more likely people are to find the podcast, and then the more likely we are to be able to get rad interviewees, improve our sound, etc. So if you take the few minutes to subscribe and review, we can provide you with even better content throughout the year!
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Podcast Sponsors
Wilson & Willy’s | HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE
Interested in sponsoring WDWHT? Email podcast@theamericanedit.com!

Images by Laure Joliet for Cotton & Flax

What do you think?

  1. You’re speaking to me.

    Loving your podcasts! I eagerly await each one and feel boosted with girlboss power after a listen. Thank you, thank you! Really!

    • TheAmericanEdit |

      Kristine! It’s an honor to have you as a listener, and I’m so glad you are enjoying! Thank you so so much!

  2. Erin |

    I was so delighted to be a guest on “Why Do We Have Things?” – I loved the conversation that Erin and I had, and I felt like we could have kept chatting about sustainability and small business challenges for hours. Thanks so much for letting me be a small part of this awesome conversation!