It’s not often that an 11-year-old already has the title ‘company director’ on her business card, as enterprising Orewa College student Sami Wilson has.
Sami has been designing, making and selling t-shirts for almost a year, online and at local markets.
She says she named her label ‘2-Shirts’ because when she was younger she used to think they were called 2-shirts, not t-shirts.
With support and assistance from her mother and grandmother, she has produced a range of shirts screen printed with slogans such as “I Donut Care” and “I belong to the Zoo”, as well as tie-dyed shirts and black shirts with pockets in contrasting fabric.
Jane Ann from Fabric Screenprints in Red Beach has been a big help, teaching Sami how to screenprint her own designs.
During the recent school holidays Sami offered her shirts at sale prices at a stall at Orewa Community Hall, attracting a lot of interest.
Info: look for 2-shirts on Facebook.