Fashion merchandise graduate makes dream of clothing business come true

Amanda Stevens has always wanted to have her own little boutique.

“We and my fiancé we’ve always thought about saving up to do some type of business. With him traveling and everything and me staying home with the kids he thought this would be the perfect time to start my little venture,” said Stevens, who has a degree in fashion merchandising.

After selling a few pieces of clothing on the internet, things took off to a point she and fiancé Kyle Thompson launched A&K Clothing. She said it really started as a hobby in February when she began selling screen-printed T-shirts.

“It just started out as screen printing. That’s all I was doing was just screen printing T-shirts at the beginning,” Stevens said.

She then started to get customer orders and would do sublimation prints and custom bleaching and going to vendor shows.

“After my first vendor show, I got featured in the newspaper and that’s when I started getting super busy,” she said.

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