Transcript for America Strong: Lolly-Wolly-Doodle
A mom who turned to her sewing machine during tough times and turned all of those stitches into a multimillion dollar business. She is helping others get back on her feet, too. Tonight she is America strong. Here is where the creations come to life. For stay at home mom brandy temple, it was this mother's day gift from her husband that changed everything. He is like, if I buy you this will you use it? Now he says it's the best investment he ever made of course. First making dresses for her daughters. Then the great recession hit. Her husband's work dries up. But brandy has an idea. Why not sell those little creations on Facebook. It was that aha moment of almost hitting the jackpot. In 30 seconds, they are completely sold out. Lolly wolly doodle is born. In 18 months moving from brandy's garage to this. Now $11 million in sales a year. Landing brandy on the cover of inc magazine. It's not just her life changed. Where do you think you would be if not for this job? Probably the homeless shelter. She's my guardian angel. Her employees, her neighbors, in Lexington, North Carolina. A textile town ravaged by unemployment hitting 14% during the recession. Lolly wolly doodle one of the biggest employers in town. From brandy, advice to anyone else with a dream. When you lay your head down at night, to be able to do that, knowing you did everything you could. A business and a community built one dress at a time. That is America strong.
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