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Sew Sweet Minky Designs

May. 25 2023

Sew Sweet Minky Designs makes a variety of luxury items using minky materials. The first blankets were handmade by the founder, Nicole Miller, and the company has grown to 75 staff members and over 100 local seamstresses throughout multiple Utah locations.

Sew Sweet Minky Designs Champions Women

Sew Sweet Minky Designs supports women in the workplace with flexibility in work schedules and location to allow the opportunity to manage their personal and professional lives. The company provides remote employment opportunities to allow women to support their families financially while providing care in person. This model takes into consideration the many phases and caretaking responsibilities that exist for women throughout their lives.

The company’s customer demographic is primarily women, so it prioritizes recruiting and hiring women who understand their niche market. At Sew Sweet Minky Designs, 90% of management are women, and director-level positions are held by women. It utilizes its Facebook sales platform to help recruit women employees who are interested in balancing their personal and professional lives with flexible and equitable working conditions.

Sew Sweet Minky Designs champions women with pay equity and opportunities. It empowers employees at every level to advance within the company, and gives every employee the opportunity to earn a commission. This is in addition to a competitive base salary with the option to increase their earnings through Sew Sweet Minky’s successful live sales shows.

Why Supporting Women Is Important to Sew Sweet Minky Designs

The founder, Nicole Miller, started the company as a way to financially support her family while being able to tend to the daily needs of raising children. It has always been important to provide the same opportunity to women as her company expanded. She began hiring other stay-at-home women to help her sew blankets as demand grew. With a staff of mostly women, it’s important that Sew Sweet Minky Designs supports women to continue to expand and scale the company. 

100 Utah Companies That Support Women 

Inspire In Utah highlights businesses that champion women with programs and policies that empower women while removing barriers to help them succeed in their professional and personal lives. The 100 Companies Championing Women initiative showcases these businesses to inspire others to adopt similar policies to create workplace environments where women thrive and companies grow. Empowering women empowers entire communities and economies, and Sew Sweet Minky Designs is an exceptional example.

Learn More About the Utah Companies Supporting Women

Want to know more about how your company can support women in the workplace? Looking for a company that might be a good fit for you? Follow In Utah on Instagram and LinkedIn to learn more about the Utah companies that are creating inclusive environments for all employees.

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