I love hearing about people who are trying to make a difference. Connor was such a person. It's easy to get bogged down by statistics, but he seems to have an optimism about him despite all that he's seen.
Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Craig Nakano
Published: 23 Aug 2013 (in print 31 August), Los Angeles Times
|A Would-Works artisan finishes one of the Five Stripe cutting boards. The finished pieces are sold through design boutiques such as Platform and Yolk as well as would-works.com. Photo by: Francine Orr for LA Times.|
Jose Barajas looks happy with safety glasses perched on his nose and an orbital sander in hand. Though a pile of rough boards sits before him, he knows that each hour of work ahead at Would-Works is an hour toward his goal: clothing for job interviews. [read more]