More than a Betty – Interview with Betty Belts designer/owner Donna von Hoesslin in the annual Philanthropy issue November 2013 .
“Philanthropy has many faces. There’s the stereotypical philanthropist who wears a dark suit, a shiny tie, and has very deep pockets. There’s also the philanthropist who’s all about telling you what a philanthropist she is, making giving the ultimate status symbol. Then there are the quieter ones, the ones who give because that’s who they are. Donna von Hoesslin, owner of Betty Belts, is one of these.
Her wholesale accessory business, based out of tiny shop on Fir Street in downtown Ventura, specializes in handmade, ocean-inspired accessories. Inside the cozy space that feels as welcoming as a friend’s living room,… (read rest of story)