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Up-and-Coming Business: Hookd Together

 Have you ever wanted to support local businesses and look stylish at the same time? Ever saw students with those cute crochet book bags and wondered where to get them? Well you’re in luck, they are all hand-crocheted by an artist here at San Marcos who decided to transform her crochet skills into a business. 

 Hookd Together is a Santa Barbara owned business by a student here at San Marcos, senior Laila Ordonez. She makes wonderfully woven items, from crochet animals all the way to durable working book bags that are up for sale. Better yet, if you are looking for a specific book bag or a specific design that is not in stores, Hookd Together will suit your needs since she does custom orders as well. In order to get more insight from the business itself, Laila Ordonez, the owner and designer of Hookd Together was interviewed on how her business came to life.

Various book bag designs from Hookd Together (Laila Ordonez)

“My aunt crochets all the time and one day she came from Mexico and she tried to teach me how to crochet but I never mastered it. A year later I was really bored and I thought about continuing my crochet journey. I had left over yarn and looked up a tutorial on YouTube. I started with something simple like a star and then I moved on to making a star bag. My friend Cassy bought it and she posted it on her story and tagged me. The next week a lot of people texted me how they wanted a bag and yeah that’s how it started,” said Laila. 

All bags she sells are sold off campus so just give her a d.m. on her instagram “hookdtogether.” 

It is amazing to see San Marcos students being creative and giving back to the community. Laila Ordonez is just one of the many who made back to school more stylish than ever. 

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Shaun Kaylor
Shaun Kaylor, Staff Writer
Shaun is in 11th grade at San Marcos High School and is currently is his second year of journalism as a staff writer. His favorite things to write about include Lifestyle and News. His favorite subjects are english and art. He had experience with piano, violin and theatre arts. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and writing.
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    EstefaniaAug 31, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Love these bags!! Deffff ordering