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  • Startup: Tigard-based Hot Skwash grows from home business to wholesaler

    Startup: Tigard-based Hot Skwash grows from home business to wholesaler

    "I would say it's a great stay-at-home thing for a little extra spending money -- and now it's at Neiman Marcus." Daria Knowles hasn't stopped stitching velvet pumpkins since creating her first nearly a decade ago. She didn't imagine her Hot Skwash brand would one day sell in hundreds of boutiques across the country, let alone high-end retailer Neiman Marcus. What started as a...
  • Hot Skwash: Kitchen craft to international business

    Hot Skwash: Kitchen craft to international business

  • Pretty pumpkin patch brings joy, beauty

    Pretty pumpkin patch brings joy, beauty

    Who knew love for crafting could blossom into a bountiful enterprise?   That is exactly what occurred for West Linn resident Daria Knowles, founder of Hot Skwash, a family-run business dedicated to bringing joy and beauty to peoples’ lives. Her passion for fabrics coupled with her art history background has led her to create extraordinary works of art in the shape of pumpkins and...
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