Hi! My name in Nicole and I opened Clothz Minded in 2010. Clothz Minded is a Sustainable Collection Boutique located in the historic Westport neighborhood in Kansas City, MO.
As we all know the current COVID-19 situation is having a huge impact on everyone especially small businesses and hourly employees. The timing of this epidemic couldn’t be worse as many small businesses are just coming out of the winter months which can typically be a huge challenge for a small businesses. I have gone back and forth about setting up this go fund me for my business but decided this is not the time to have to much pride. It’s that serious right now for the survival of my business to pull through this trying time and I have to give it my all even if that means asking for help. In August I will be celebrating 10 years of business and at this point I’m scared that we will not make it to August, which is absolutely heartbreaking. I am a single mom of three and support my family with this business. My kids and I have made so much sacrifice through the years to keep the shop doors open. We have made it through so many trials and it’s truly unbelievable to think that a virus epidemic might take us down.
Clothz Minded also employs one full time and one part time (from time to time) employees. Our full time employee is also a well known singer here in KC and all of her gigs have been canceled for the time being. I will continue to go into the shop while it’s closed to list items in our Instagram stories so our customers can shop from the comfort of home. We are also working on a better on line shopping experience but all of this requires cash flow. I would like to assure everyone that funds will be usedonly in relation to supporting Clothz Minded and the business expenses through this difficult time. Thank you so much for your support.
Thank you so much for reading and for your consideration. I would also like to invite you to follow us on Instagram at @clothzminded
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