November 24, 2015
Contact: Lynda Vaughn, Sew What? Inc.
Tel: (310) 639-6000
November 24, 2015 – Rancho Dominguez, CA — Who doesn’t love a business success story? The CNN series called “Passion to Portfolio” follows a variety of people from across the globe, examining how their commitment and drive in doing what they love helped them achieve business success.
A recent video piece titled “The Woman Behind Rock Bands’ Backdrops” on the CNN Passion to Portfolio segment, focused on Megan Duckett – founder of Sew What? Inc. a theatrical draping company outside of Los Angeles, California. Sew What? provides concert backdrops worldwide for A-List musicians like KISS, John Legend, Rod Stewart and Madonna.
How Duckett got her start and her individual mantra for her ongoing success was the focus of the CNN piece. She revealed how she’d initially worked in entertainment and event planning for several years, when a chance request to sew coffin linings for a Halloween event put her sewing skills to the test.
The coffin sewing gig started Duckett wondering if her passion for sewing might be something she could in fact, make a living from. She found support from her husband, along with family and friends, and vetted out additional sewing work as a night-time hobbyist seamstress.
Four years later Megan Duckett was convinced she could make a go of it. The Australian immigrant decided to leave her day job. It had become clear that she had found a niche in providing custom stage draperies and fabric treatments, was earning more from her sewing hobby, and enjoying herself immensely more. Thus, Sew What? Inc. was founded in 1997. Megan and Adam Duckett grew the company over the years following, and in 2011 added a sister company which rents out stage draperies, called Rent What? Inc.