Business Name: Prairie Chic Apparel Website: N/A Established: 2012
Prairie Chic Apparel
Sarah Brooker (Owner/Maker)
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
Prairie Chic is an apparel line for the whole family that has garments with prairie inspired images on them and has since grown to fun space-themed images as well. Baby onesies, men’s T-shirt’s, or women’s sweatshirts and dresses, I’ve got it.
With the local maker community continuing to grow, what makes you stand out from the rest?
With the local makers community growing, I want to say I grow with it, and my product is unique so luckily it stands out all on its own. I am extremely lucky as well, to have loyal shoppers that have been following, supporting and shopping from me since the beginning.
What made you realize that you had a product that could be shared with others?
I started cutting up Men’s extra-large wolf T-shirts and sewing them into dresses, and I wore one at FolkFest. I came home with so many orders just from wearing it and walking around, so I realized quickly that I had something special.
What has been your biggest success as a maker? Biggest struggle you’ve overcome?
My biggest success would be recently doing sales on my Instastory, selling out on certain styles in minutes of posting, and my customers being so excited about their purchases & supporting local during these extremely uncertain times As a silver lining, this has helped Winnipegers realize the importance of shopping small.
My biggest struggle has always been finding the proper amount of time to dedicate to Prairie Chic while having an entire other career, but during Covid, I have really been able to give it the time it deserves and now sell on instagram & deliver customers exactly to their specific order.
Any advice that you would tell someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
I’ve always considered myself an ambitious dreamer, I love to support and inspire any aspiring makers/entrepreneurs. If you have passion behind your product you will succeed.
I have been very fortunate to be part of the makers’ community for 12 years, and the friends I have made and the successes I’ve watched develop is so fulfilling. Winnipeg loves to love and will continue to do so by shopping and supporting local.
Please share any upcoming events (physical events, virtual sales, etc.) that you think Winnipeggers would be interested in!
I have a Prairie Chic Apparel Holiday Sale TOMORROW [November 15th, 2020] at 11am! Follow @sjbrooker for the sale in the Stories.
The best way to purchase Prairie Chic for these upcoming months (get those Christmas presents) is to reach me on Instagram @prairie_chic or @sjbrooker and I will make sure you get exactly what you want.
I have a lot of love and passion for Prairie Chic Apparel and have worked hard to achieve its greatest goals. I have so much gratitude to everyone that has purchased & placed orders through the years and hopefully will continue to do so.