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Made By Georgia

American Made Since 2010

Georgia Fogle

Nashville, Tennessee
I find free or cheap fabric and make it into aprons for men, women and children.
Crafts,

Tell us about your business.

When my grandmother passed away, I received her sewing machine and several boxes of vintage fabrics, trim, yarn, patterns, quilting supplies - you name it, she had it. She was such a crafty lady. I was so excited to have her sewing machine that I made an apron right away! Since then I've been upcycling fabric from different places and using it to make aprons. I use fabric from curtains, clothes, scraps from Zero Landfill, thrift stores and donations from friends and family when they clean out their closets. My favorite thing is to shop on half-price day at the Goodwill and spend $1-$2 on 2-3 yards of fabric. Super cheap!

What makes your business stand out?

I have almost zero overhead. I have a room in my apartment for sewing and crafting, I spend little or no money on supplies so I have a very good profit margin. I found a niche market on Etsy with men's aprons, which is great because they're so much quicker and easier to make.

What's the best business advice you've received?

Start small. Don't "start a business." If you want to make something, just make it. Don't put too much money into it. Let it grow organically, let your products sell themselves.

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