Molly’s Skyrocketing Clothing Business



Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011
Created by potrace 1.10, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2011

While she took a pause, she maintained a job at a bar but found herself thrifting and sewing whenever she had the chance. Then she put it all together and started her own brand. Maxwell’s Rocket Shop was born. -Molly’s Skyrocketing Clothing Business

I love that each person’s closet can be an eclectic map of their past while showcasing who they are here and now.
Molly Kresse

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Elisabeth oster


Elisabeth Oster studies Journalism at the University of Iowa with certificates in Entrepreneurial Management and Writing. She hopes to explore how media affects society in creative and practical manners. If there’s a record store in town, Elisabeth’s definitely been there; but as a broke college student, she’s trying to cap her record collection at 300. 

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Bri Brown is studying art and journalism at the University of Iowa. She is planning for a graphic design career, preferably in the journalism industry. Outside of working on VERVE, she works as a designer at The Daily Iowan, and in her free time, she enjoys traveling, taking pictures, listening to Glass Animals, and playing Animal Crossing on her Switch.

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Creative Director

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ema oyeyiola

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Ema Oyeyiola is an International student from Nigeria in the MSBA program at Tippie College of Business. She studied International Relations as an undergrad and founded a virtual grocery store in Lagos which she managed till June 2021 when she came here to study Business Analytics.
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