Founded April 2018, Shotgun aims to take clothing that has previously been brought into the world and to give it a new life. By doing this, we are reducing waste and creating unique pieces in the hopes that you don’t look exactly like everyone else. :)
WHO IS SHOTGUN VINTAGE?
Born and raised in Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Sam had a work history of working with people who have disabilities, and then changed careers to move on to Visual Merchandising. After working in retail for a number of years, she decided that it was time to build a brand for herself that she believed in. She sold online on depop for several years before launching Shotgun, and started it through Instagram. By using Instagram she was able to connect with the local community of Halifax, and offer free delivery services, but also reach abroad and ship out. It began just as buying and reselling thrifted clothing, but soon evolved into upcycling. Completely self-taught on the sewing machine, it grew naturally from there. She worked her full time job and simultaneously worked on Shotgun during nights and weekends for eight months before taking Shotgun full time.
Shotgun is completely owned and operated by one person. Sourcing, laundering, altering, styling, photographing, editing, uploading, selling/customer service, packaging, and delivering / shipping.
That’s the process! All one person. :)