[caption id="attachment_17491" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/03\/pwt-1.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-17491" alt="Pretty White Trash products available at Sunflower Soul in downtown Lewisburg." src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/03\/pwt-1-300x300.jpg" width="300" height="300" \/><\/a> Pretty White Trash products available at Sunflower Soul in downtown Lewisburg.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n<span style="line-height: 1.5em;"><a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/03\/pwt2.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-17492" alt="pwt2" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/03\/pwt2-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" \/><\/a>By David Esteppe<\/span>\r\n\r\nFor two best friends with artistic tendencies, business acumen, and a venue full of \u201cSunflower Soul,\u201d you take some of life\u2019s trials and tribulations and start a new line of clothing, upcycled and repurposed jewelry, journals, prints and accessories expressing the upside of overcoming, and laughing at life. Amanda Reed and Weslea Coles bring you \u201cPretty White Trash.\u2019\u2019\r\n\r\nColes says tongue-in-cheek, \u201cThe line was close to being \u2018White Trash\u2019, but the last thing we wanted was to be too off-putting, so `Pretty White Trash\u2019 was the way to go.\r\n\r\nReed is an established photographer in the area with a studio in the rear of Coles\u2019 Sunflower Soul artisan shop in downtown Lewisburg. Visiting the two ladies for an interview about what they were conspiring together with in regards to this new adventure left me full of joy and reasons to giggle aloud as I walked down Washington Street back to the paper.\r\n\r\nThe ladies are full of beauty and witty humor, and the store actually has a nickname in Lewisburg as \u201cThe Happy Store.\u201d This came about over the last 10 years as people can\u2019t help but take notice of all of the positivity not only inside, but as one walks down the sidewalk and looks at the window displays. Vintage children\u2019s bicycles, smile-inducing decor, and a stunning colorful sofa, which Coles refuses to part with, are often there for you to peruse as you move along.\r\n\r\nReed says, \u201cI would like everyone to know that we are West Virginia moms first. We are at every sporting event for our children, we are always participating in area fundraisers, and we are West Virginia in our hearts. You\u2019ll see us working and designing and mothering all at the same time. The words we use to express ourselves and our love of our community are the words we put into the line.\u201d\r\n\r\nColes adds, \u201cTwo of our favorite T-shirts, which we have produced locally, say it for us. One says, \u2018Love, Moonshine and Mountains\u2019 on the front, and then `Shine On\u2019 on the back.\u201d The other shirt has \u201cLove, Music and Mountains\u2019 on the front, and then has a little banjo on the back. The shirts are so popular with the locals that they are not being put on the website for sale just yet. The ladies want to give first dibs to the supporters they know now.\r\n\r\nPeople are ordering from Pretty White Trash merchandise from all over the country after the Associated Press picked up their story and papers around the country ran it.\r\n\r\nSome of the popular items called \u201cPretty Trashy Cards\u201d are specialty note cards, out of reach of young\u2019ns, which carry hilarious sentiments for your best friends who won\u2019t take insult at hearing it like it is. I bought one, and I\u201dm going back for more.\r\n\r\nThere is a website for online ordering of Pretty White Trash merchandise, www.PrettyWhiteTrash.com.\r\n\r\nSunflower Soul, with the Pretty White Trash line is located across from the Lewisburg Post Office at 203 E. Washington Street. The phone number is 304-645-7865.