Date of Award

Summer 6-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Fashion Business and Entrepreneurship

First Advisor

Dr. Chajuana Trawick

Second Advisor

Ameli Skoglund Blaser

Third Advisor

Randi Chervitz


The purpose of this project is to build a small scale handmade product and business from scratch with innovative ways to incorporate sustainable practices. There are many factors that make up a business. For this project in particular, the main concern will be centered around all aspects of the product and customer experience, including finding a niche, the aesthetic, branding, packaging, pricing, sustainable practices, conducting sales, marketing, and creating a business plan. This project will follow the steps described above to discover a niche and the basis upon which this handmade business will be 3 derived from, providing a physical example of what a thoroughly thought out handmade business startup would look like.