LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A Las Vegas valley woman's side hustle selling masks became a booming business! 13 Action News anchor Tricia Kean shows how this is becoming a win-win, making her money and keeping people safe.
"I never thought I would be in the mask business," says Jacqueline Britton.
She started mapping a new course when she was furloughed back in March.
"My normal day job is I'm a fashion buyer for stores in casinos and airports," says Jacqueline.
STARTED WITH 20
Jacqueline has a small online business ShopAXYIS where she sells dresses. When the pandemic started, her dress making shifted to masks.
"I started with 20 the first day and then 50 and then 250 that first weekend," says Jacqueline.
"I bought a pack from her and I really liked them," says customer Kristi via FaceTime.
LOT OF DESIGNS
Kristi says she's a fan of all the choices.
"She had a lot of different designs. We have legal cannabis here. She had a cannabis one. I bought one of those. I bought pretty much all of them," says Kristi.
WHOLESALE & ONLINE BUSINESS
With a career in fashion, Jacqueline also decided to use Facebook Live to reach more customers and help them pair masks with their outfits. She also posted on LinkedIn, leading to a deal with a national retailer.
"Her first order was like 4,000 and she just re-ordered 10,000. So, I have like five wholesale accounts, plus my online business," says Jacqueline.
FASHION MASK THE NEW ACCESSORY
Things are so busy, Jacqueline's hired 3 part-time employees. In just 3 months she surpassed $100,000 in sales and doesn't see things slowing down anytime soon.
"The fashion mask is the new accessory. I think they're going to be with us for a little while," says Jacqueline.