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LIVEDESIGN – Fabric Companies Pivot With Entertainment Industry Response


With the rise of COVID-19, masks have become an essential item within one’s wardrobe. Multiple fabric companies within the entertainment design industry have changed their businesses in response.

Cancelled performances and live events has put Sew What? Inc.’s custom stage curtains and drapery production on hold. Megan Duckett, CEO and founder of Sew What? Inc., quickly pivoted the business to produce personal, non-medical grade masks.

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PBR – Perseverance and passion at root of Sew What?’s Be Cowboy revival


There was a pit in Megan Duckett’s stomach back in March, and it only got worse as she began to furlough every single one of her employees at Sew What?

Duckett, the PBR’s “Be Cowboy” recipient this weekend in Oklahoma, had grown Sew What? into a highly successful theatrical drapery manufacturer with her partner Adam over the last 22 years. Sew What?’s massively large backdrops and drapes have been seen throughout the entertainment and events world, including at select PBR events since 2008.

Here she was, telling her employees she was unsure of the future of Sew What?

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PBR – Get to know this week’s Be Cowboy Award honoree.

PBR Feature

Sew What? owner Megan Duckett’s continued passion, ingenuity and perseverance exemplifies what it means to #BeCowboy, even during these uncertain times.

View this video and more on PBR’s social media.

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Spectrum News 1 – Entertainment Industry Vendors Pivot to Make Needed Protective Gear

Spectrum News

Producing backdrops and draperies for the entertainment industry kept Megan Duckett and her long-time staff at Sew What busy for the last 22 years.

But when the coronavirus created a domino effect of canceled events, she was forced to close her doors.

“I’ve got employees that have been with us for over 20 years, and never have I said to them, ‘You’re not getting paid this week,'” Duckett said.

Spectrum News 1 interviewed Megan about pivoting her business to make PPE.

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