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Series Six Designs

There is no reason fashion and community uplift can’t go together.

With her ever-growing line of Saint Louis-themed apparel, Sami Maurer is proving just that – through thoughtful partnerships with small businesses and nonprofits, designed to spread awareness and raise funds for St Louisans. 

In college, Sami was unable to find clothing that truly represented the city, so she decided to create her own. When the designs resonated with people on the street, her grandfather– a small-business owner himself– encouraged her to transform her designs into a business. Since then, Sami and Series Six Company have worked on a collaboration with Budweiser, designed clothing for Blues Hockey, and put together a shirt collection featuring classic Saint Louis restaurants, where part of the proceeds benefit the restaurants to help them make it through Covid.

Recently, Sami has been partnering with nonprofits. A family connection led her to Rung, an organization for women focused on sustained independence through educational, professional, and economic resources. Proceeds from this shirt go to help the organization with programming and services. And proceeds from another nonprofit collaboration– Children’s Miracle Network — help make sure kids at the hospitals don’t miss out on all the joys of being a kid, like toys and play. 

Before Covid, Sami took on some interns, helping mentor them in different aspects of the business including product design, event planning, and running booths at some of the hundreds of events Series Six participates in. Helping them discover their passion and define their dream job was Sami’s favorite aspect. For this coming year, Series Six hopes to expand their reach, continue helping out in the community, and is planning a return to events as soon as covid allows. In the meantime, help support local businesses and nonprofits by making the extra effort to shop local! Keeping your money in the Saint Louis community ensures your neighbors can make it through this pandemic, and ensures you’ll have some authentically local gear to wear next time gatherings are allowed!

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