[One Question] Moved to Make a Difference with Jason Miles Founder of Pixie Faire

INspired INsider Podcast

11-12-2018 • 15 mins

Jason Miles is the founder of Pixie Faire. He started a family business with his wife at the time called Liberty Jane at their kitchen table in 2008. In 2013 they launched Pixie Faire, which has become the world's largest online marketplace in their niche. The site averages 50-60 thousand transactions a month and they have had over 2million of their patterns downloaded. People describe Jason’s wife, Cinnamon Miles as “the Vera Wang of the 18 inch crowd.” In 2014 Jason retired from a 20-year career in non-profit management to work on the business full-time. They also started Sew Powerful a non-profit organization focused on creating purposeful products at a sewing cooperative in Zambia. Jason has several bestselling books published by McGraw-Hill on social media, “Instagram Power”, “Youtube Marketing Power”, “Pinterest Power.” He is also one of the most popular ecommerce instructors on Udemy.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:40] Jeremy introduces his guest, Jason Miles.
  • [4:00] Jason talks about his work with non-profits in Zambia.
  • [9:00] Why the poverty in Zambia resonated with Jason.
  • [14:00] Closing thoughts from Jeremy and Jason.

In this episode…

When was the last time you were moved to make a difference, big or small? Where you inspired to donate during the most recent natural disaster? Or have you considered giving to an organization like the Salvation Army that has more of a seasonal appeal? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from special guest and business leader, Jason Miles. In his conversation with Jeremy, Jason opens up about his work with non-profits in Zambia, what led him to start his own non-profit, why the poverty in Zambia resonated so strongly with him, and much more. You don’t want to miss a minute of this powerful episode featuring Jason’s story!

Jason Miles has dedicated his life to working with non-profits studying the field during his time in college. Jumping at the chance to work with a non-profit in Zambia, Jason wanted to make the most of his time there, so he volunteered to travel to one of the most impoverished communities in the capital city. Once there, Jason’s experienced changed him. He saw such massive need on a scale he had never imagined before, but he also saw hope. Hope was in the eyes of mothers who were scraping together everything they could to make jewelry and save up for classroom supplies. From that moment on, Jason was convinced that he had to make a difference in light of what he saw.

That moving experience in Zambia led Jason to start his own non-profit, Sew Powerful. Sew Powerful’s goal is to empower women to make a better life. They strive to train and equip women so they can feed their kids, keep them in school, and make a difference in their community. Sew Powerful accomplishes this ambitious goal with a five-fold focus inspired by the women who work in the communities they serve.

  1. They wanted their children well educated.
  2. They wanted a school lunch to serve.
  3. They wanted clean water and bathrooms.
  4. They wanted the kids (and the community) physically healthy.
  5. They wanted to personally work and make money in support of these goals.

Find out more about Jason’s heart for their work in Zambia by checking out the link to Sew Powerful located in the resources section at the end of this post.

Resources Mentioned on this episode

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