Katie Raynard (L) is the owner of Edges Apparel and Tashmica Torok is founder of the Firecracker Foundation.
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The Robin Theater is hosting a fashion show with a purpose this weekend… Fashion for the Fire is a collaboration between Edges Apparel and the Firecracker Foundation, with a purpose of raising awareness and telling the stories of survivors of sexual trauma.

Our guests are Tashmica Torok, founder of The Firecracker Foundation and Katie Raynard, owner of Edges Apparel.


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The business start-up scene here in Lansing is about to get another boost. A business incubator for fashion designers called The Runway is expected to open in February in the historic former Knapp’s department store building downtown. The project will house up to 12 designers in residence and a retail store, and will work to retain and cultivate design talent here in mid-Michigan.