Thank you for visiting Ohio.com. We noticed you are using an outdated browser that may not give you the best user experience. We recommend current browser versions of Google’s Chrome, Microsoft’s Edge, Mozilla’s Firefox. For more specific information on how to update your browser --Click Here or visit your browser’s website.
Jessica Custer of Carrollton (left) is advising KARA Weaves co-founder of Indu Menon in Cochin, India, on how to make their handmade fabric company sustainable despite competition from companies using mechanical looms. Custer has a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Akron and is seeking a masters in business administration from HEC Paris. She is a former Fulbright Scholar. (Photo courtesy Jessica Custer)
Jessica Custer, formerly of the University of Akron and Carrollton High School, lets a Kara Weaves fabric blow in the breeze in Cochin, India. The ancient fabric called thorthu is handmade on traditional wooden looms. Custer is a MBAs Without Borders Advisor to the KARA Weaves company in India. (Photo courtesy Jessica Custer)