Business Name: Sarah Sue Design Website: www.sarahsuedesign.com Established: 2014
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
S A R A H S U E D E S I G N creates modern sustainable clothing with exquisite fabric and exceptional finishing. We create beautiful styles for sizes XS-5X and celebrate all bodies and shapes. We use luxurious Linen, Bamboo, Hemp, Silk, and Lyocell to construct modern styles of coveted Jumpsuits, flowy Tunics, boxy Cardigans and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Our small batch collections use minimalistic and contemporary silhouettes for a timeless look that can be worn all year round. Supporting the slow fashion movement while being made ethically right here on Treaty No 1 Territory, Winnipeg MB.
With the local maker community continuing to grow, what makes you stand out from the rest?
Creating ethical and sustainable fashion is always better than big box stores fast fashion, however, I support all my maker community and friends and say supporting any one of us is amazing! Community of competition because we are stronger together!
What made you realize that you had a product that could be shared with others?
I’ve been sewing since I was 5 and in the fashion industry for over 20 years now 🙂
What has been your biggest success as a maker? Biggest struggle you’ve overcome?
Making my customers have tears of joy when they put my pieces on and love fashion all over again. Also, getting to raise money with my Pretty Project for the Winnipeg Alpha House!
My main struggle has been trying to constantly shift with our ever-changing world. Just when business is going well a pandemic happens so you just have to keep going and pivot.
Any advice that you would tell someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Don’t give up and keep changing with the times!
Please share any upcoming events (physical events, virtual sales, etc.) that you think Winnipeggers would be interested in!
Purchases can be made on my website; physical locations are also listed there!