Over the past year, many of us have had a lot of extra time on our hands due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A few Temple students were able to turn their old quarantine hobbies into new self owned businesses. By using social media and other forms of advertising, they were able to start their businesses and keep them up and running during these difficult times.
Grace Evans, a senior at Temple, picked up thrifting while in quarantine last March. She is currently in the process of launching her second thrifting business, Addicted Thrifts, in the upcoming weeks.
“My business is an online thrifting store, and it sells thrifted, reworked and vintage clothing, accessories and jewelry,” says the business owner.
During the times we are in right now, it is hard to keep ourselves motivated when it comes to do doing the things we love, but this was no problem for Evans.
“The feedback and love I get from customers is definitely a driving force of me continuing this.”
Victoria Stillman is a self-taught artist who has been selling and providing artwork for years now on Etsy, but is now moving to Instagram in hopes of reaching more people, especially the students at Temple.
“I do all kinds of things from from drawing to painting to embroidering to wood burning. I kind of just switched over to Instagram to market more towards Temple students because it would be much easier than packing and shipping things out,” says the sophomore.
These two businesses along with many others are safe and affordable ways to shop efficiently while also supporting your fellow Temple Owls.
If you want to support Grace Evans and Victoria Stillman, links to their shops will be provided below.
Grace Evans, Addicted Thrifts: https://www.instagram.com/addictedthrifts/
Victoria Stillman, vstillmanart: https://www.instagram.com/vstillmanart/