We had the good fortune of connecting with Drew Sinclair and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Drew, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I pursued an artistic career because I’ve always liked creating things with my hands. Whether it be a pillow, a painting, or a knitted creation, I just loved it and it was somewhat therapeutic to me. Once I learned how to sew, that just opened up a new world of creativity for me. Creating any garment I wanted to…. from scratch! It’s exciting, when it comes out right. If it comes out wrong, as a seamstress, you learn something from that lesson and adapt. With creativity, there is no right or wrongs, no true definitions of success and that’s why I pursue it. It’s freeing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Drew Sinclair is an online, handmade, accessory and apparel shop that specializes in luxury. We make classy pieces that can be added to your everyday outfit.
The growth of my business can be accredited to the work I’ve done to make adaptable, must have, timeless pieces. I’ve done everything myself for this business thus far. Being a one woman team is not easy and owning a business is definitely NOT for the weak. Learning what your target market is drawn to is very important when it comes to every aspect of your product; the product pictures, the social media, the titles and descriptions. Everything has to be researched to know how your target market will easily find you and want your product.
The world should know that the brand Drew Sinclair is always going to deliver luxurious, quality pieces. The products we sell are are hand crafted and made with fine fabrics and materials. In our accessories, the customer will feel Classy, Confident and Cute on a regular kind of day. And that is our goal.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend came to Atlanta I would have to take her to the MLK memorial at some point in the week. at night we would probably Uber to downtown Atlanta to bar and club hop. Then one morning we would have to visit Gladys’ Chicken and Waffle spot.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank my family for accepting me for who I am! Especially my Parents, Terri & Jerome Waller, because they showed me that I can work and have my own business as well. I also want to thank Mrs. Gentry for teaching and INSPIRING me to sew and create. And I would also like to thank David and Darlene Deberry. They are successful black business owners and we’re always great role models for me to look up to.