Teen Creates Unique Tie Dye With Own Business

By Julie Garcia
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Micah Cain’s budding business, “Tie Dye Chick”, is gaining steam on her Facebook page and at her school. She customizes apparel, flags, pillowcases, socks and bandannas in original tie dye designs.

Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas

Micah Cain has come a long way as a high school entrepreneur.

At first her tie-dye T-shirts were splotchy and nearly polka-dotted. It all started as a group activity with her volleyball teammates at Carroll High School.

“My first shirt was horrible and full of blotches of dye, but it sparked my interest,” she said. “For a while, I couldn’t get the colors to come out right and the shirts did not look good, so I wanted to quit. But my mom and friends encouraged me to keep learning.”

Micah’s business, Tie Dye Chick, is gaining steam on her Facebook page and at her school. She customizes apparel, flags, pillowcases, socks and bandannas in original tie dye designs.

“I want to help other young people and maybe guide them from any lost places they find themselves in,” she said. “I want to be a voice for the youth.”

Last November, she received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce along with other business owners. She was the only high schooler to receive the honor.

“(Micah) was able to articulate her business and how she got started with her dreams and visions as far as keeping her business up and running,” Sylvia Tryon Oliver, president and CEO of the chamber. “We’re very proud of her continuing path to become a strong entrepreneur and business owner.”

Starting with tutorial videos on YouTube, Micah learned the techniques to create unique designs from galaxy to yin-yang to a traditional spiral, and even her own design called “electric crumble.”

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