Friday, February 17, 2012

Sisters: Staying Together

The story of Sister Sky begins with two sisters who grew up in a culture that has rich and meaningful plant traditions respecting nature’s own healing herbs from Mother Earth.
Our Native American grandmothers harvested a variety of plants like sweet grass, cedar and sage to make teas, ointments and creams. Ancient medicine came from plants and helped us maintain our health or cure us when we were ill.
-The Sisters of Sister Sky
Embracing the herbal wisdom of their heritage, the sisters enjoyed a weekend hobby of making natural soaps and lotions in their kitchens. Often, they would take those hand made products to local craft shows to sell.
Growing tired of their day jobs, they began kicking around the idea of taking the venture full time.
As faith would have it, a series of events pushed the sisters into entrepreneurship. When Monica's son, Kevin was born in 1994 with severe eczema her hobby proved useful. She created a lotion using traditional herbs to help soothe her son's dry skin. The sisters nicknamed the special lotion "Kevin's Cure" and people began to ask where they could buy it.
The sisters were convinced their hobby was destined to be a business, so in 1999 they mixed up an extra large batch of their products, rented a kiosk in a local mall for the Christmas season and Sister Sky was officially open for business!

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