On a cold morning in December, the interior of Detroit Sewn is warm and inviting. Karen Buscemi, CEO of the full-service contract sewing and dye sublimation company, stands in an aisleway between rows of industrial sewing machines. Gathered around a worktable, a handful of sewers discuss their projects.


The sewing factory is one of many fashion-related endeavors Buscemi has spearheaded over a 20-year career. She’s also worked as the editor of bygone StyleLine magazine and founded the nonprofit Detroit Garment Group, through which she tried to build a garment district in the city, which she describes as “a lengthy process.” This year, she is launching an educational podcast called FashionSpeak Radio to help Detroit fashion entrepreneurs learn critical business skills. Read More