Since she began, she has been able to increase her business by 40 percent. Last year alone, she sold over 3,000 hats, ranging from $90 to almost $400 each. That says a lot about this entrepreneur who took over the lone surviving millinery in Philadelphia. She is very much involved in the business and has a flair for fashion.
Georgiette says she eventually wants to open a second factory in Harlem, New York. She would also like to teach others how to make hats by offering students the opportunity to intern at her factory.
She explains, "I want young people to learn this art. It went away, but now it’s coming back. I’m glad because I just don’t feel comfortable without my hat.”
She continues, “It gives a woman good posture. When something is on your head, you hold your head up straight.”
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