Women-Owned Wednesday with Sacramento Made

September 19, 2019

It's Women-Owned Wednesday again and this week we're taking it easy with Megan, half of the power duo that runs Sacramento Made. This awesome shop specializes in hand dyed and hand printed custom clothing. I'm not biased or anything, but I think she has the coolest name and even though we always seem to miss each other in-person, we've become insta-friends. I love seeing all the new products she's pumping out and being mesmerized by the behind-the-scenes footage of print and dye processes. Another big part of her business is shedding the stigma of marijuana use with a JUST LIVE campaign, which I really admire.

 

You've no doubt seen her at local pop up markets near and far - and you're going to love getting to know her a little better today. 

 

 

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Starting up is like being blind folded, you have no idea which direction or where to go, its all trial and error. 


 

 

 

 

 

How did you get started with your business?

 

I've been a tie dye enthusiast since 1st grade when I took a trip to Apple Hill and got my first head to toe matching rainbow tie dye outfit (dress, socks, and scrunchie!)  

 

Business wise, I actually started making disc golf rags for Chain Love (Angel's disc golf apparel brand). He wanted "real tie dye" and not machines made. From there I tried clothes and got instantly addicted.

 

 

What do you enjoy most about being a small business owner?

 

I like that I can make all the decisions, except sometimes when i want to be lazy and have someone make them for me lol! 

 

 

 

What’s the hardest thing about being a small business owner?

 

Everything! Marketing - You, Sales - You, Maker - You, Financial investor  ....

 

Starting up is like being blind folded, you have no idea which direction or where to go, its all trial and error.

 

 

What's the best advice you have for women who are just starting out?

 

Don't quit! In a patriarch society, there needs to be MORE women in business showing the world we're not just here for good looks and babies. 

 

 

What is one skill you have that unexpectedly benefited you in your line of work?

 

Honestly all of it. I used to look at the tie dyers who did the intricate tying and used to think they were wizards, I mean how could they possibly do that? lol!

 

But then, I practiced, got blisters, stayed up late, practiced, experimented, and then BAM, I created the first (or one of the first since we ALWAYS research our ideas first to make sure we're not duplicating anything) TIE DYE disc golf basket! (although many don't know what that is).

 

Be sure to check out Sacramento Made on instagram and etsy for information on the next pop up event or to see some behind the scenes videos of the tie dye process. 

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