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Kyle Smitley

Detroit School Gets Incredible Contribution

Kyle Smitley really wants to make a difference in her hometown of Detroit. In September, the 28-year-old opened the Detroit Achievement Academy, a non-profit public school located in the city's poorest zip code. The school not only provides an excellent education for children from ...

Local entrepreneurs buck downdrafts of recession

Kyle Smitley, a full-time student at UT's college of law, also is experiencing growth for her Defiance-based organic children's clothing company, Barley & Birch.

30 under 30 2009 Barley & Birch

Kyle Smitley may be busier than most. She's a full-time second-year law student in San Francisco, and also the founder of an organic kids clothing line that has become popular with celebrity moms like Jessica Alba and Sheryl Crow. If it seems insane, Smitley admits, it pretty much ...

Barley & Birch Eco Chic Kids Clothes

Barley & Birch was once just a gleam in founder Kyle Smitley ‘s eye. After earning her degree in environmental science, she wished that the “organic” clothing that she was purchasing for the children of friends and family was a little cuter and a lot more environmentally and socially ...

Making a Difference

Kyle Smitley ‘07 laughs while speaking with Jeffrey McCall, professor of communication, in Meharry Hall on Wednesday evening. Students, faculty and staff joined in the conversation as Smitley discussed her experience with entrepreneurship and the founding of her company barley & ...

Kyle Smitley '07 is Huffington Post's 'Greatest Person of the ...

February 11, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — "My all-time hero is Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia [an environmentally-minded clothing company]," says Kyle Smitley, a 2007 graduate of DePauw University. The founder and owner of barley & birch, a line of organic children's clothing...

Women Beginning to Dominate the Entrepreneurial Landscape by Rkg Marketing Solutions, Inc.

" These role models include Kyle Smitley, owner of Barley & Birch, an organic clothing line for children, who Dr. Green interviewed for her book. As Ms. Smitley noted: "If I'd said five years ago that when I'm thirty, I want to have a multimillion-dollar company, and I had settled ...

Sustainable Kids’ Clothing . . . and Law Practice

But Kyle Smitley, founder of the barley & birch sustainable kids’ clothing line, wanted to launch that line—and go to law school. Not being able to choose between the two, she decided on both, and made each one a smashing success.

Starting A Business-Kyle Smitley of Barley & Birch

Integrity is a hallmark of a great leader and Kyle Smitley epitomizes integrity. This young female entrepreneur has integrity at the core of her business and it’s actually what prompted her to start Barley & Birch.

UT News » 2009 » May

In addition to stressing over finals like most law students, 24-year-old Kyle Smitley, founder and owner of eco-friendly children’s clothing line, barley & birch, is concerned about when her next shipment of clothing will be in.

How one Detroit charter school captured national attention and what educators have to say about it

Teacher Danielle Johnson and Detroit Achievement Academy founder Kyle Smitley on the Ellen Degeneres show. This week on State of Opportunity, Sarah Alvarez is taking a look at some radical decisions that have shaped the educational landscape of Detroit schools. Today, families in the ...

SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESFUL WOMEN (UNDER 30 YEARS OLD) IN THE ...

Kyle Smitley. Company: Barley & Birch. Age: 25. Barley & Birch is an organic clothing line for kids founded by Kyle Smitley in 2008. The clothing line was quickly picked up by mommy bloggers and outlets that focused on eco-friendly products.

Q&A With barley&birch Founder Kyle Smitley

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Modern Hippie of the Month: Kyle Smitley of Barley & Birch ...

Modern Hippie of the Month Kyle Smitley, owner and founder of Barley & Birch children’s clothing line

Barley & Birch Eco Chic Kids Clothes oak – Inhabitat ...

Barley & Birch was once just a gleam in founder Kyle Smitley ‘s eye. After earning her degree in environmental science, she wished that the “organic” clothing that she was purchasing for the children of friends and family was a little cuter and a lot more environmentally and socially ...

Greencastle Banner-Graphic: Local News: Social entrepreneur ...

Kyle Smitley, a 2007 DePauw University graduate who was featured in Inc.'s 2009 listing of "30 Under 30: America's Coolest Entrepreneurs," will return to her alma mater Wednesday to present a DePauw University 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture. The program will take place at ...

UT News » Blog Archive » Law student ‘goes green’ with ...

By Megan Lewis : May 8th, 2009 In addition to stressing over finals like most law students, 24-year-old Kyle Smitley, founder and owner of eco-friendly children’s clothing line, barley & birch, is concerned about when her next shipment of clothing will be in. Kyle Smitley shows ...

Never Stop Learning: Kyle Smitley, Founder of Barley & Birch

Barley & Birch, an organic youth clothing line, was founded by Kyle Smitley. Kyle had zero idea how to start an apparel company when she first began. However, during a summer research internship in Washington, D.C. Smitley found herself doing a bit of side work for a clothing ...

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Shamleffer saw an all-too-familiar face in front of the goal – Margar... Sashaying confidently onto the stage, draped in a flowing skirt and accompanying heels, Kyle Smitley approached the podium emanating grace. On her first visit to DePauw at a mere 16-years-old, Smitley said ...

Not Taking No For an Answer: Kyle Smitley Founder of Barley ...

Jared O'Toole | May 26, 2011 | 1 Comment Kyle Smitley, founder of Barley & Birch, found there was a huge gap in the apparel industry from what producers were saying about the clothes to what they were actually made of. She realized this huge market opportunity to create a product that ...

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