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“In a dream world, every kid’s resume would look a lot like Maya Penn’s. Her dizzying fount of accomplishments by the tender age of 14 puts us all to shame. The multi-talented wunderkind is — so far! — an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. She founded her eco-fashion line, Maya’s Ideas, when she was just 8 years old. “I guess I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” she says, matter-of-factly.”

“The Canton, Georgia-based artist has spent a huge chunk of the past six years designing and hand-making clothing and accessories out of organic cotton, hemp, bamboo, and vintage silks and wools. She donates 10 to 20 percent of her company’s profits to organizations she admires including Live Thrive Atlanta and the Captain Planet Foundation, and “no matter how big my company gets,” she says, “I will always use eco-friendly materials. No matter what.” (And hey, it’s getting there: Even Samuel L. Jackson has one of her eco-friendly scarves).”

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