One night in 2007, Kim Fraser, a sewing enthusiast and fabric lover, realized what was missing from her living room: curtains with big yellow polka dots. Instead of searching fabric stores for the perfect pattern, she thought, wouldn’t it be cool if I designed my own? She wasn’t a graphic designer, but she figured it couldn’t be that hard. Kim’s husband, Stephen, a former marketing director for self-publishing platform Lulu.com, agreed.
The Jobs Americans Do Ryan Pfluger for The New York Times Forget the images of men in hard hats standing before factory gates, of men with coal-blackened faces, of men perched high above New York City on steel beams. The emerging face of the American working class is a Hispanic woman who has never set foot on a factory floor.