Montana teen adds clothes to her farming business
A year after launch her first fashionable farmhouse, 18-year-old Kate Stephens is making an impression with her YouTube channel and clothing line. Monday marked the launch of its 100% USA-grown cotton t-shirts, made with the support of USA-made products and the cotton industry in mind.
Stephens mentioned in a YouTube video that it took him about a year to launch the shirts due to the difficulties that come with designing and manufacturing a shirt made and grown in the United States.
At 16, the fourth-generation farmer started her business to carry on the farming tradition in her family. She has since turned to social media, where she uses her knowledge of running a Montana farm to educate and inspire others.
“It’s very empowering. I have a lot of young women and girls watching my videos who grew up in an area where they’ve never seen a woman drive a car online or be part of the farming industry. in any way. So now they see my videos and think, ‘Wow, I can do that too.’ So that means a lot to me,” Stephens said. “And I’m the first woman on our farm to use a big machine like this, and I’m so happy to be able to share that with so many people.”
Stephens comes from a farming background, with roots dating back to 1912 when his great-grandfather immigrated from Denmark to central Montana.
Using one of the combines while harvesting on their farm, Kate gives viewers a taste of what it’s like to be part of this community.
She hopes to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers, teaching her shoppers where their food and fashion products come from in a fun and educational way.
“I would like people to become more aware of where their clothes come from and who you are supporting when you buy those clothes.”
The shirts come with a QR code that shoppers can then use to find out exactly where the shirt came from. This unique feature allows people to see who they are supporting, from cotton farmers to cotton spinners.
“It’s an incredible process and something each of these families are very proud of.”
Her business is an extension of her family farm, and she hopes that as it grows, she can see her mission of bridging the gap between farmers and consumers fulfilled.
Kate plans to attend Cornell University and then return home to cultivate and develop her fashion line. Click here to visit his website; Click here to visit it Youtube channel.
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