Omaha excessive schooler begins making carpet at TikTok
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A Central High student turns an entrepreneur thanks to a local nonprofit and TikTok.
Travis Hines gets help from his parents too, but they are ready for him to move his business out of the house.
“Yeah, I do rugs, custom rugs,” said Travis Hines. “I just scrolled TikTok and saw someone doing a carpet and I thought I wanted to do that.”
Bags, bundles, and strands of thread cover his bedroom floor. A mess like this would be a mother’s worst nightmare, but Breann Hines saw it coming.
“It started when he was about five years old. He said, ‘I want to make some money,” Breann said. “In school he did these little fortune tellers and he did them for 50 cents and he got in trouble So we say we can’t do that in school. “
Travis’ parents had a clue. Perhaps other parents had children with creative endeavors.
Through Breann’s nonprofit Young Entrepreneurs of the Future, Travis learned how to run a business and make handcrafted rugs that he calls tugs.
“I created a Kansas City Chiefs logo. I made a big Jordan logo and an Under Us man, all sorts of things. “
The orders are piling up not just in his room, but in the whole house. Travis has shipped orders to cities like Philadelphia. Local orders are likely to be delivered.
Using his electric tufting gun, Travis has made about 20 tugs so far.
“Probably like five a day, but it’s difficult to do a lot in a day because it takes a lot of time,” said Travis.
Since his success, he has been pushing the non-profit association to buy office space. Not for himself, but for the other young creatives, apart from his mother’s nonprofit organizations who need their own jobs.
“The reason I’m here is because of young entrepreneurs. You helped me a lot. You also help other children. “
Travis has a lot of work to do. He says he has about a month to catch up on assignments.
You can purchase your own rug on Tugs’ Facebook or Instagram pages.
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