Your Passion Is Not Just a Pastime E9
More Details, Please podcast hosts Emmanuel and Angela Williams welcome artist Laura Madden into the studio to talk about turning her passion into a profitable business.
Making beautiful pieces of art is no longer just a pastime for Laura Madden. When she decided to pursue her art professionally, Laura set up ReFashioned Art, a sustainable business specializing in abstract upcycled artwork using repurposed materials. Her purpose is to create more style with less waste. Laura chats to the Williams about unlocking confidence and courage when she decided to turn her love of creating beautiful things into a thriving business.
Laura Madden is an artist and sustainable fashion advocate. In 2019 she decided to pursue her art professionally and created ReFashioned Art.
Her work is modern, abstract art made using reclaimed materials to align with her mission of merging style + sustainability, and helping people live a stylish lifestyle while lowering their environmental impact. The ReFashioned Art mission statement is to Create More Style. Less Waste.
Madden prides herself on helping art collectors & designers pick the perfect piece to add a fashionable edge to their walls, which is why she started creating art in the 1st place- to feel like she was living in a luxury home of her own.
She collects unwanted art- salvaged canvases, antique and vintage frames, discarded building materials, paints- to create each one of a kind piece of ReFashioned Art. She has a large collection of available art, and is available for commissions.
ReFashioned Art has been featured in publications Modern Luxury Scottsdale, Iconic Life, So Scottsdale, Stroll Paradise Valley, Stroll Biltmore, The Redbook, Frontdoors, Fabulous AZ, Green Living, Arizona Foothills, Eluxe, and TV networks Fox 10 Phoenix, AZTV Channel 7, Arizona Midday Channel 12, Arizona’s Family Channel GMAZ 3, ABC 15 Arizona, and Jaime’s Local Love. All work can be located on websites shop.iamlauramadden.com + iamlauramadden.com, and Instagrams @iamlauramadden + @ReFashionedArt
About Your Hosts
Emmanuel Williams, CEO and co-founder, DetailXPerts
With a background in engineering, Emmanuel built DetailXPerts around a sophisticated steam cleaning process that saves water and sanitizes.
As a leading authority on green cleaning practices, Emmanuel has dedicated his career to promoting environmentally friendly cleaning methods in the auto detailing and commercial cleaning industries.
He is also passionate about supporting local communities and mentoring entrepreneurs seeking sustainable franchise opportunities.
Angela Williams, President and co-founder, DetailXPerts
Angela has a deep understanding of business and all things entrepreneur related. Her expertise includes Information Technology, Financial Systems, and Accounting.
She is a certified Project Management Professional, too. Her insights and experience drive the success of DetailXPerts, a thriving eco brand. Angela is always active in an evolving business landscape, from championing green tech to building strong client relationships. She’s also dedicated to mentoring franchisees from startup to success.
Together, Emmanuel and Angela bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table and are excited about talking to other entrepreneurs and leaders who share their passion for inspiring listeners on More Details, Please.
About Our Sponsor
DetailXPerts is a mobile detailing, truck wash, and commercial cleaning company that brings eco-friendly and efficient services to socially conscious customers. Its unique steam cleaning technology guarantees a deeper clean and continues to drive innovation in three competitive markets.
The company started as a steam cleaning car wash in 2002 and established its first car wash franchise in 2008. Now DetailXPerts has franchise units operating nationwide and in other water-stricken areas in the world.
At DetailXPerts’ core is the triple bottom-line philosophy of people, planet, and profits. Every day, the company strives hard to make the world a better, greener place while providing jobs to those in need and earning some profit in the process.
The company motto is “We bring a greener clean”. And it fulfils its promise thanks to green tech, mobile units, and on-demand services prioritizing customer convenience and sustainability.