Sew Unique Help Save Our Business

by Sew Unique NE in Gateshead, England, United Kingdom

Sew Unique Help Save Our Business

Total raised £5,008

raised so far



Covid-19 has caused my business to stop trading and now the future is uncertain. Please help keep the business alive and growing.

by Sew Unique NE in Gateshead, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 3rd June 2020 we'd raised £5,008 with 18 supporters in 56 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

My main aim is just to keep the business going through all of this uncertainty however if I can raise enough I would not only move into a business premises and take on bigger clients but I would also have to employ help to run the company. Although I wouldn't discriminate I would love to offer jobs to single mothers who just want to work, learn a new skill and still have time with their kids. 

I would also like to add screen printing to the business as there has been a lot of interest but to do this I will need to purchase additional machinery. I have a lot of contacts in the live music scene including festivals and being able to provide quick printed t shirts would double my profit immediately.

Sew Unique NE started as a small hobby business doing embroidered workwear for friends and family. In 2019 I made the decision to make this a full time business and invested a lot of time and money into advertising and building up a large client base including football clubs and gyms as well as many small business owners like myself. 

 I expanded the business to include HTV printing and laser engraving so I was able to tap into the wedding and gifts market and have been doing pretty well.

Before lockdown I was in talks with a large taxi firm and a car dealership to be their sole suppliers of workwear. In the past few weeks business has stopped, my suppliers have closed so I am unable to process orders and over 90% of my clients have stopped working so have no orders coming in. 

The business has been registered for under 1 year and I was only just in negotiations for a business property to move the operation out of our garage and office so I am unable to get any help from the government retention schemes.

The profitable business I worked so hard to build is now in danger of having to close completely with a massive uncertainty over its future. I have done everything possible to keep the business going including taking on a night job working 10pm-6am every day then coming home and taking care of my son during the day.

My aim with crowdfunding is to keep Sew Unique NE going until this lock down is over. 

Ideally if enough funds are raised I would still like to put down deposits etc on a business property and purchase more machinery to be able take on larger more high profile contracts. I would also like to add other services such as screen printing as this has been a highly sought after service that I have previously had to turn away work for due to not having the correct equipment.  

 I would love to be able to use this time to network, advertise and show new potential clients what I can offer but I just don't have the means to do this right now.

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£5 or more

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£10 or more

£10 Donation

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