Business

Designer Sets Out To Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Krista S. Kano
Akron Beacon Journal

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Da’Shika Street has launched Project Sew United, an environmentally responsible e-commerce business that sells masks, apparel, and home décor in vibrant colors and bold prints, and teaches people how to sew and then monetize their new or refined skill.”

Akron

At the start of the pandemic, Da’Shika Street made a prayer: “If there is a way that can I be of service, that I can be of help, I offer myself in this time.”

The next day, she says, she was led to her sewing machine and was compelled to start to making facemasks out of the leftover fabric that was lying around her home.

She put them on social media, and started receiving order requests within minutes. A few days later, there were so many requests that both her teenage daughter and her husband had to help manage the inbox, and within two weeks, it became so much that Street had to create a website.

A year and a half later, Street has expanded her mask-making endeavors into Project Sew United, an environmentally responsible e-commerce business that sells masks, apparel and home décor in vibrant colors and bold prints, and teaches people how to sew and then monetize their new or refined skill.

She is now looking for a space to sell and teach that she plans to call her Sew-op, a play on the cooperative work space she hopes to create.

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