KEI & MOLLY TEXTILES
OUR COMPANY GIVES PEOPLE A PLACE TO ADJUST WHEN THEY IMMIGRATE TO THE U.S.” MOLLY LUETHI
Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi, Albuquerque, NM
Folksy screen-printed tea towels ($12 each) in designs drawn by the founders.
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 duo used Kei’s screen printing experience to launch the company in 2010. keiandmolly.com