Hijabified Clothing owner builds brand while working in sanitation

Hijabified Clothing, Nadirrah Winters, entrepreneur, fashion,
Nadirrah Winters, owner of Hijabified Clothing. (Photo courtesy of Niddarah Winters)

Philadelphia native and owner of Hijabified Clothing Nadirrah Winters knows what it means to get your hands dirty while building a business. Winters, a sanitation truck driver, spends her days driving the streets of Philadelphia picking up waste and hauling it into her truck. Working a nine-to-five while building her clothing business is a sacrifice Winters is willing to make until her business can support her family and herself. With a new brick-and-mortar retail location she is on her way, but she is not planning to dump the trash truck just yet.

Rolling out had the chance to discuss building a business while working a nine-to-five, what inspires her, and how she chose this path. 

What is your day-to-today routine like at work?

My workday starts early every morning. I wake up at 5 a.m. to pray, and then get my son up at 6 a.m. to get him ready for school. Days where I have to take him to my mom’s, we leave the house by 6:45 a.m., I stop at Dunkin’ Donuts and sign in at work by 7:30 a.m. I [handle] my schedule for the day while running Hijabified Clothing from the driver’s seat of my truck. This includes answering phone calls, responding to emails, and updating social accounts. 

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