Today we’d like to introduce you to Sierra Sesay.
Hi Sierra, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
In January 2021, I purchased a woven blanket from Facebook Marketplace to use that fabric to create into pants for fun. Luckily so, I posted a TikTok to which people loved the pants and hundreds of them were requesting for me to take custom orders. Just in a few weeks later, I created a whole business plan for how I would be taking custom pants orders in different designs on February 20th, 2021. Wanting to already start a business for about a year prior, but not exactly knowing in what field I took inspiration of my Uncle that passed away in 2016. He was an upcoming fashion designer and music artist. With the great impact he had on my family and the people around him, I knew I wanted his legacy to be remembered. So creating SIV; SIERRASINVOGUE was extremely important for me to utilize as a creative outlet and honor my Uncle in all the ways I can. In present time, I have completed over 250 custom orders, which all pants, crewnecks, and shorts were sewn and shipped by me. With hardwork, self-discipline, and sleepless nights I have been able to grow SIV beyond a clothing brand but a name for myself.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Surprisingly, I have not faced too many challenges with SIV, which I am extremely grateful for. I am able to take custom orders at my leisure which I aim to do every 2-3 months. Although having to fulfill over 80 custom orders by myself can be extremely time-consuming and draining, I am grateful to even be in the position to be doing so and being able to do something that I am very passionate in.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My clothing brand is a slow fashion brand, creating custom woven pieces (pants, crewnecks, and shorts) in all designs and sizes. All of my products are measured, cut, and sewn by me to cater to my customer’s specific measurements. SIV always people to use their creativity when it comes to any item they purchase; giving the customers the option to choose their own set of images on the products. I am most proud of the growth that SIV has exponentially done within the past year. To only start a business in three weeks and to be at this very moment is truly amazing. On February 20th, I will be releasing a collection of premade crewnecks with designs all created by me, along with my one-year anniversary. This collection will be on www.sierrasinvogue.com.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
Following my Instagram @sierrasinvogue, purchasing from www.sierrasinvogue.com.
- Premade Crewnecks: $210
- Custom Crewnecks: $245
- Custom Pants: $220
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.sierrasinvogue.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sierrasinvogue/?hl=en
@tazzzdevol – blonde sweater photo @emmanuel_porquin – personal photo/clothing rack photo @vexedmedia – newspaper graphic