KEI & MOLLY TEX­TILES

Better Homes & Gardens - - Entrepreneurs -

OUR COM­PANY GIVES PEO­PLE A PLACE TO AD­JUST WHEN THEY IM­MI­GRATE TO THE U.S.” MOLLY LUETHI

THE FOUNDERS

Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi, Al­bu­querque, NM

THE GOODS

Folksy screen-printed tea tow­els ($12 each) in de­signs drawn by the founders.

THE IM­PACT

Kei and Molly, a for­mer non­profit worker and ESL teacher, re­spec­tively, knew the eco­nomic in­sta­bil­ity lo­cal refugees faced.

They started this busi­ness to give Al­bu­querque’s re­set­tled refugees a sta­ble in­come and flex­i­ble hours to spend time with their fam­i­lies. No ex­pe­ri­ence is needed to be hired: They pro­vide on-the-job train­ing to teach work­ers a mar­ketable skill.

THE LAUNCH

The duo used Kei’s screen print­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to launch the com­pany in 2010. keiand­molly.com

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