(Fort Mill, S.C.) – One recent Winthrop University graduate has taken her passion for personalizing items and turned it into an online printing business that offers custom creations, including monogramed T-shirts, sweatshirts and decals.
Jadesha Hair, who graduated in December 2020 with a degree in business administration, started MissToo Made It two years ago, where she offers custom designed apparel and accessories that feature Winthrop and her former sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.
“When I was in high school, I was always passionate about personalizing items, so I did my research, purchased a cricket machine and I got started from there,” said Hair.
Hair said the idea for her business started after she began creating custom items for her sorority sisters.
“I ordered a custom sweatshirt design, posted a video on Twitter in it and I went viral. I believe that sparked a lot of interest into the business,” said Essence McClary, a fellow Winthrop graduate and frequent customer.
After the business started to gain recognition online, Hair said she knew it was time to expand by offering more custom options.
“I was already thinking about expanding my business when finally, a student of Winthrop University asked me to create a custom graduation stole for her. From there, the demand for graduation stoles increased even more,” said Hair.
Students who have ordered from MissToo Made It say the products are affordable.
“When I saw that Jadesha was doing graduation stoles on Instagram. I could not wait to graduate, so I could purchase one to use for my pictures. If there was a way that I could make myself feel good about graduating despite of COVID, it was to purchase the custom graduation stole,” said Syesha Latimer, a recent Winthrop graduate.
Hair said the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted her business, both, negatively and positively.
“There was a decrease in individual and group orders because of the lack of events. Despite of not having events during the pandemic, students are able to still post and take graduation photos in my custom soles, which promotes my business,” said Hair.
She said she also wants to use her degree, which included a concentration in healthcare management, to help others, as she just began working full-time as a operations analyst for Nomad Health in Charlotte.