Cottage Industry

There’s an entire garment district that’s been hiding in plain sight inside of my home. It consists of two sewing machines, a serger, and enough raw materials to keep two laborers busy making protective masks.

Conveniently, the labor lives onsite which obviates the need for commuting, save for trekking the stairs occasionally.

The company town framework is alive and well here.

The X-factor in all of this is the intellectual capital required to pull it all together. The honcho for this project really knows her stuff.

The who, what, when, and where aspects are pretty clear. If you’re wondering about the “why” part, you may want to read this unique perspective on the use of masks.

It’s by Steven Pressfield.

There’s no science cited. Instead, he frames the issue by referencing Spartan warriors. I promise that you won’t regret the three-minute read.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.