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Sew What! #534557
01/28/19 06:24 AM
01/28/19 06:24 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Starting Small And Growing a Business on Ambergris Caye

Sew What! is an impressive business that’s been growing on Ambergris Caye over 15 years ago. Now, with two locations, they make so much – cushions, inside and out, upholstery, window shades, awnings, boat and golf cart cushions, almost everything that can be sewed – except clothing. Owner Kate Vincent agreed to answer a few of my questions…about how she made it to Ambergris Caye and how she started a sewing, upholstery, fabric business on the island. To share what she does.

Kate first visited Belize about 20 years ago – she was working as a Headhunter in California and needed a vacation! Some sun and adventure. And it was love. She made the move to Belize hoping to run her recruiting/HR business from here. But phone and internet connections in the early 2000s were…shaky at times. Kate spent more than a few hours at the BTL payphone in Central Park. As she realized that working remotely wasn’t going to work – she was able to focus on sewing – a hobby for years. Kate made cushions for a neighbor and they were impressed and suggested she open a business. She then tried her hand at boat cushions for two local tour guides. She pushed the vinyl through her home sewing machine and the guys agreed when they got the final product – this should be your business! Now Kate and her team consult, measure, design, and deliver for people and for businesses across Belize.

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Re: Sew What! [Re: Marty] #534561
01/28/19 06:41 AM
01/28/19 06:41 AM
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I love this story...Sew What is a business that is a valuable addition to the island. Personally they've done several projects for our home, and our boat, always satisfied, their success is well deserved


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