Driven Playmaker: STIK, Inc.
Founder and CEO Christina Fagan Pardy
While in college, Christina Fagan Pardy started a blog called Sh*t That I Knit as a creative outlet, initially intending to share her knitting projects with friends and family. However, in 2014, after her designs sold out at a local Boston market, she began to dream of turning her side-hustle into something more. She decided to leave her job selling tech software in 2015 to pursue her passion and by 2016 had enough demand to expand production to Peru.
Today, STIK offers a wide range of handcrafted knitwear for all seasons, including beanies, mittens, wraps, sweaters, blankets, and more. These products are available both online and in major retailers and boutiques nationwide. STIK places a strong emphasis on eco-friendliness and sustainable sourcing for their materials. They are committed to empowering their community and supporting local craftsmanship by employing over 400 artisans in Lima, Peru, who receive fair wages to support their families.
Learn more about the 2023 Driven Playmakers here.