In a time when many people were questioning their career choices and feeling uncertain about the future, one local resident decided to take a leap of faith and turn their passion for vintage into a business. Sivan Peleg had always been a fan of vintage clothing and the idea of shopping sustainably, but it wasn't until a gap between jobs and a push from a health coach that they decided to pursue it as a career.
"I was kind of in between jobs, and I was working with a health coach that asked me what I really wanted to do," Sivan explains. "I had never even said it out loud before, but I told her that my dream job would be to have a vintage store and sell vintage clothing."
With a newfound sense of purpose and a month of free time, Sivan started thrifting every day and eventually found a vintage market where they could sell their finds. To their surprise, they sold some items and made a profit, which sparked the idea to start their own business, Sensitive Vintage.
Sensitive Vintage offers a curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories, with a focus on sustainability and quality. "I think it's important for people to shop sustainably, but it can be expensive to buy new clothes from sustainable brands," Sivan says. "Vintage is a great option because it's generally higher quality and you can find unique pieces that you won't see anywhere else."
Since starting her business, Sivan has seen steady growth and has even expanded to an online shop. They also host pop-up shops and events at 3678 18th Street, which allows them to connect with customers and build a community around their brand.
"It's been a wild ride, but I'm so glad I took the chance and turned my passion into a business," Sivan says. "I never thought it would be possible, but it just goes to show that if you have a dream, you should go for it."
Check out Sensitive Vintage’s next pop up event on Saturday, February 4th!