Sewing Surge Creates New Demand
Despite decades of fast fashion dominance and the rise of online shopping, sewing is experiencing a surge in popularity. This episode features a company that has created a compact and easy-to-use personal sewing machine designed to meet the needs of modern users and a manufacturer that has started renting its professional-grade machines to ambitious amateur seamsters.

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This sewing machine was designed for easy operation so beginners can use it while following along with instructional videos played on a tablet or a smartphone
An amateur seamster uses a rental space that provides customers with access to a variety of professional-grade equipment

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Brazil's poorer neighborhood, called favelas, exist in relative isolation as service providers such as couriers may refuse to enter them out of concern for safety
At a favela in Sao Paulo, a local entrepreneur started a delivery service that collects packages at the entrance and distributes them to the residents within