"St. Louis really has grown. We have all of these microbreweries now and independent coffee shops and the arts scene has really taken off. What we have here as far as a craft movement and in the Craft Mafia, not a lot of other cities have that anymore … the general public realized that there’s all this cool, independently made stuff that they can go buy that’s unique. That carries a value with it that nobody else will have the same exact thing."

Allison Rabbitt: seamstress, cotton whisperer at STL Craft Mafia