Priscilla Bae and Emma Nguyen’s Bucket Hat Business

Woodson seniors Priscilla Bae and Emma Nguyen own a small bucket hat business that was run during the period of quarantine.

 

Q: What exactly influenced you to start a business in general?

Flower bucket hat made by Bae and Nguyen. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Bae.

A: “We (Bae and Nguyen) wanted to find a way to earn money during quarantine and do something in our free time.”

Q: What exactly influenced you to start your business with the specific products?

Bae modeling one of their bucket hats. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Bae.

A: “My friend Emma Nguyen got a sewing machine, and we saw a tutorial that inspired us.”

Q: Did you expect a certain outcome from your business?

A: “Not really, we just expected locals or friends to buy our products.”

Q: How long did/do you plan on running your business?

A: “We didn’t have a time frame and kind of just went with the flow.”

Q: Did you have any worries about starting your business?

A: “We worried that it wouldn’t get sold.”

Q: Did you run into any problems while running your business?

A: “We failed many times in trying to make the first hat and trying to find a good design pattern.”

Nguyen modeling one of their bucket hats. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Bae.

Q: Do you see a future with expanding your business and making a career off of it?

A: “Not really, because we are both going to college and it is too hard to maintain.”

Q: What do you plan on studying in college?

A: “Emma is planning to major in computer science, and I’m planning to major in fashion merchandising and business.”