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Meet Sapphire Mumster of Mumster Creations in Inland Empire

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sapphire Mumster.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sapphire. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am known as Mumster, am the owner and founder of Mumster Creations, established in 2016. Mumster Creations started off as a hobby and was soon born into a business. I’ve always had a different sense of style and creativity. When I was in high school, I would sew my own clothes, add different designs to them with fabric markers or puffy paints. So I always had an eye for fashion and being different from everyone else. My goal was to share that among others. My style varies from horror to hood, with a little bit of everything in between. My goal and Mumster Creations’ goal is to give others a design with a creative twist that can be worn or used as an accessory. Creating and designing new images for t-shirts or stickers and sewing new bags has been one of my accomplishments as a Latina business owner. Being a single mom has also influenced me to give back to my community and share my story with others. The passion, creativity and time put into every handmade item, shows my dedication for my accomplishments. My sister, Amethyst, has also played in big part with Mumster Creations. She’s my graphic designer and is amazing at it! When I have an idea in mind and can’t sketch it out, I simply tell her what’s on my mind and she’ll put it down on paper for me. If it wasn’t for her help, Mumster Creations wouldn’t be as successful as it is today!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
From when we started to now, it’s only been nothing but an interesting adventure. I’ve always worked full time, and have been a full-time single mom for quite some time now, so I would have to find time to work on Mumster stuff. Being the only one that sews and puts all my bags together, can get hard sometimes, but I found a strategy for it and made it work. I would feel overwhelmed, discouraged, unmotivated, and not feeling creative at all because I was only able to make so much with the time that I had. Once my sister got on board with me, her help with the graphic designing has made a huge impact on our brand. This has been able to add to our store and add a variety of things for everyone.

My first event was in a backyard over the summer of 2016 and now I’m vending at bigger events with 12,000 attendees. It wasn’t a smooth road but the trip has been definitely worth it. Baby, WE GROWING!

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Mumster Creations – what should we know?
In my company, I am the founder, owner and the creator behind the merchandise that is handmade. My sister, Amethyst, is the face behind the graphic designing and digitizing of all our images. I specialize in creating all my bags and adding a different feature to them that makes them unlike any other bags that you’ll see. For that, Mumster Creations is known for their handmade bags because of the durability and uniqueness of each bag. We’ve recently have gotten known for our empowerment and funny shirts because of the message they are sending out to others, such as, “Pussy Power” “Vatos act like Viejas” “Gordiloca” and so on.

As my company has grown, I’ve noticed that the things that make me happy about it is the support I’ve gotten from a lot of people. When I see my merchandise in different area codes, I feel like I’ve succeeded. Knowing that my brand is making its way all over the country, it’s an amazing feeling and it motivates me to keep pushing and to keep hustling with what I’m doing and only to do better. What makes us different from others is that we’re two young Latinas making things happen! Our sense of style and creativity is original and we keep our culture in the mix. Our goal was to stand out from the others, so people can see our designs and say, “that’s a Mumster shirt/bag”.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
As Mumster Creations keeps growing, the characteristics that have helped us grow is to do whatever it is possible to target all different types of people, different age groups and create something for everyone. Being humble, having great people skills and being able to try new things, are important rolls to help make a successful business. But most importantly, the hustle! I’ve hustled to get where I am today and let me tell you, it hasn’t been easy. All the struggles we went through to get to where we are today has been such an accomplishment because its a lot to deal with. You have to have a good mindset to keep pushing and not feel discouraged if things don’t go as planned. Failing isn’t an option but if you fail, learn from that to do better! I, myself, have had unsuccessful events where it hurt to keep pushing and designing, but it hasn’t stopped me from doing bigger and better things to help us grow.

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