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Feature Stories

Made for Freedom was featured in 2014 on the PBS reality show, Startup, which continues to air across the country. 

PBS Startup: Made for Freedom


Dawn Manske, Founder & CEO of Made for Freedom was a finalist for the 2017 St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference Catapult Competition. She was awarded $2,500 in tech services from MasterCard.


2017 St. Louis Business Journal Women's Conference Catapult Competition





Peoria 1 Million Cups Presentation, December 10, 2014

Techli TV's Domain Tech Report With Dawn Manske & Richard Ockers, July 3, 2014

Dawn shares her passion and style on Fox 2 News in the Morning July 1, 2014.

Announcement of 2014 Arch Grants competition winners May 21, 2014

Demo reel for Arch Grants 2014 competition

Demo reel for Superbowl commercial competition





Town & Style Saint Louis - December 6, 2017


WLEX-TV (NBC Lexington, KY) – Angie Beavin interviewed Dawn on Nov 29th at the 19th Ending Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Conference in Lexington.




WEKU-FM (NPR Lexington, KY) – Stu Johnson interviewed Dawn about Made for Freedom on November 30th.


Rung Boutique Guest Seller Spotlight - December 8, 2016


Catapult Competition - St. Louis Business Journal - November 18, 2016


Webster University mentors small business owner in Catapult Competition - Washington University - November 17, 2016


Interview: Travis Sheridan On Venture Café’s Global Expansion, Innovation’s Role In Social Justice Movements - EQSTL - November 17, 2016


Made for Freedom Brings Ethical Fashion Show to Earth Day - Vital Voice - March 2016


Shaping the Reputation of a Place - St. Louis Post Dispatch - November 9, 2016


Ladue News - January 2, 2016


Women's Voices Magazine August 1, 2015


Dawn's Nomination for the She is Noble competition on April 24, 2015


Show-Me Style March 27, 2015


St. Louis Public Radio - Business December 17, 2014


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Fashion & Style Section October 25, 2014


St. Louis Curator October 2014


St. Louis Magazine Blog June 2014


St. Louis Post-Dispatch Business Section May 21, 2014



Interested in collaborating with Made for Freedom? Check our 2016 Media Kit.