Last week, I researched and compared fabric colors and prints for napkins. Yesterday I cut fabric, sewed napkins, shot and edited pictures, then described and published the listing. Then I went to the store to pick up some hot pink thread.
Scissors and Things is both a vertically integrated manufacturer and a direct to consumer business. This sounds like a fancy way to describe a shop where one person makes and sells a few things on an online store. However, by being both of those things, Scissors and Things accomplishes what most brands don’t - full ownership of the process from creation to consumer.
I have worked with major apparel and clothing brands during my career in fashion. And I know how difficult it is to get all of the moving parts to work together, especially for brands that are highly design-driven. If one thing goes wrong in the process, it creates frustration for the team and delays in the product delivery.
Now, I just make a few things and share them with my customers. If anything goes wrong it’s my bad. But it’s also my responsibility to fix it. A if there’s a decision to be made, like which hot pink thread matches best, I make it.