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August 11, 2021 Meet the team

Meet The Team: Sarah Whetzle

Name: Sarah
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Where are you from?

new york city 

What do you do at MINNA?

I am a retail associate! 

How did you get started with MINNA?

I had been living in Hudson a couple of years, and I was already familiar with MINNA’s store on Warren Street. I saw a post on Instagram about an open position for a retail associate, and I sent in an application later that week. After learning more about MINNA’s approach to design and business, I knew it was the place I wanted to work. 

What does working ethically mean to you?

I think of working ethically as working in a way that doesn't just reduce a negative impact, but actually makes a positive one. This includes a striving for sustainability, not just in terms of the environment, but also in the quality of the products, the techniques being used, and perhaps most importantly, in supporting the people involved. I feel an overwhelming sense of hope when I see a business that is based on working ethically be successful. It’s part of what makes coming to work feel worthwhile, and I’m excited to be even a small part of the process. 

An unexpected day off looks like…

Probably listening to music and dancing.  

Secret/hidden talents?

I can do a cartwheel! 

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve gotten? The best piece of advice you give?

I’m not sure if this is my best advice, but definitely the advice I find myself giving most often (including to myself!) is “don’t be so hard on yourself!” We’re all human, and we’re all trying to find our way.