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Meet the Maker: Sativa Turner

Here at The Grommet our mission is to put an end to nameless, faceless business and highlight the people and the stories behind the products we launch each day. And it's in that spirit that we share this blog series in which we can continue telling the stories of our Makers with you. Get to know them better, learn more about their journeys as entrepreneurs and learn how you, The Grommet Community, have changed their businesses for the better.

The inspiration that led to this Maker's "aha-moment" came out of necessity, but her products are anything but ordinary. Sativa Turner, Founder of Whooz? first shared her story with us last spring with a launch on The Grommet and cords have never looked boring since. We're catching up with Sativa in this edition of Meet the Maker, read on for more! 


Meet the Maker: Whooz?

What Maker tool can you not live without?

X-acto knife. Whenever I get excited about a new idea, the first thing I want to do is mock it up as quick as I can. 90% of the time this entails me cutting something up with my X-acto.


Watch our video launch of Whooz? here.

Tell us how business has changed since your launch on The Grommet? How has the support of our Community made a difference?

Without the support of the Grommet I would 100% not be where I am today. I would likely be pumping CAD in a cubicle. With Grommet sales I was able to continue creating new, fun designs for Whooz. We have also begun to explore other options for the Brand that our fans are going to go nuts for, but can't spill the beans just yet. The Grommet's support has also helped me to fund my next exciting project, SipSnap which we hope to be selling through The Grommet this next fall.

Any words of wisdom for other Makers? Favorite books/resources? Motivational thought?

There are so many amazing resources for Makers out there to turn their dream product ideas into realities. Companies like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Techshop, Celery, Lettuce, Shipwire, The Grommet. There's no reason not to dive in and make it happen.

As for books, I found Art and Fear by David Bayles to be a big inspiration when I first ventured out on my own creatively. Overcoming doubt is often a huge part in pursuing your dreams.

Thank you Sativa for sharing more of your story with us and offering up great advice for other Makers out there!

You can see our launch of Whooz? and shop now here.


  • Kiesha Says:

    This was a great inspiration to me I have several ideals I am working on and I now have the encouragement I need to move forward Congratulations on your much success
    Thank you,

  • Gail Amati Says:

    I can't explain how much I LOVE Grommet and please continue with your wonderful ideas. I plan to purchase several of your products very soon. Hope to see something new real soon. Thank you so much!

  • Brenda Wilcher Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this little interview. I have recently embarked on a marketing campaign with my new little business, MsBrenda's Design Studio. My product is my artwork and photography on greeting cards. I also plan to create a poster with a photo that I took using a poem that I wrote overlaid on to the image. It is exciting to add this element of creativity to my life. It is much work, but I love it. Thanks for the inspiration. Sometimes it does get a little difficult to push forward. But, the love for what I'm doing sustains me. Good luck to you. Hope to meet you sometime.

  • Vera L. Taylor Says:

    These are really cute.

  • Kurt Says:

    I am customer and fan of what you are doing, at Grommet, who also helps Military Veterans, explore business ownership as a career option. I look forward to recommending that my clients visit you for both products and these great interviews. Thank you!

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