Teenager takes up embroidering in lockdown and now earns £12,000 a DAY
Maisie Crompton, 19, started a fashion label called Totes for You, where she makes slogan tote bags, hoodies, stationery and prints – and recently made more than 12,000 £ of sales in a single day
A teenager started her own business in lockdown with just £25 – it’s now worth six figures and she makes £12,000 in sales a day.
Maisie Crompton, 19, created Totes for You, a fashion brand that creates items branded with customers’ own messages, making each piece unique.
The businesswoman has documented her journey on social media, including her YouTube channel, and on TikTok, @totesforyouu, where she shares updates with her 176,000 followers.
Thanks to her success, Maisie is now able to buy her own home – in stark contrast to how she started her journey, having started the business with £25 borrowed from her grandmother.
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Speaking to YouTube, Maisie said: “During the first lockdown I had just finished my A levels and was working at Waitrose. I was really bored in my free time and had the idea to start embroidering and it came to me – tote Bags.
“I had no idea how to run a business let alone a successful business. I started with £25 which I got from my grandmother. I bought some needles, an embroidery hoop, some embroidery floss and tote bags for £25 on Amazon.”
In another video, Maisie explained that in one day she made £12,000 in sales and after transferring her business to Depop she sold all her stock in two minutes.
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She said sewing came naturally to her, which is fortunate because she now has so many orders that she struggles to keep up – and she even bought an embroidery machine to keep up with demand.
Maisie continued: “In September I quit my job at a supermarket which meant so much to me, it was a mark of what I had achieved.
“I was on a gap year. Now I have a gap life, I don’t plan to go to university in the near future.
“I’m saving so I can get a mortgage on a house. I’d rather not rent because I consider it a waste of money.
“I’m financially stable enough to be able to afford to live in a nice place, but it’s just not money I really want to spend.”
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