stories from the river :: Youngmi from Dōye Studio

We spoke with Youngmi Kim from Dōye Studio on the transformational education of working with clay and how, in business or making, it’s all about trusting the process.

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cultivating a community of coworkers

All across the Hudson Valley and Upstate New York, there are makers designing, producing, and creating in their studios, while fostering small, independent businesses. Let us introduce you to them and the work they do.

Makers

A Maker Incubator + Creative Community

When you shop here, you are not just buying products; you are supporting a financial ecosystem which supports makers in its network. 5% of every purchase fuels our community microloan program.

Microloans

Creativity Loves Company

This philosophy is the driving force behind Hudson River Exchange. We have held these words in mind through everything we've done since 2013 - from creating the Hudson Valley's first maker marketplace showcasing the best handmade goods produced in the area to our current online format  and the development of the exchange fund to give makers the opportunity to invest in one another.

Our annual market events provided a place for visitors to meet and support our local artisans as well as a place for makers to meet each other. We opened a retail incubator space operated by makers, the people behind the products. Now with the launch of the online marketplace, we are creating a way to support makers through sales while micro-investing into the growth of their businesses through our community microloan program.

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