Sara Diggins, a senior earning her bachelor of arts in Liberal Studies with a minor in Psychology and African American Studies, is pursuing her dream of being an entrepreneur with the help of Clayton State University.
“I have always had the sense of entrepreneurship. Versatiiile came about because my boyfriend loved drawing clothes designs and I loved the thought of creating a business,” explains Diggins in regards to her company, Versatiiile.
Versatiiile is a clothing company that was started by Diggins and Jevon Miller, a Clayton State alumnus. They sell three-of-a-kind clothing, which adds to their uniqueness and broad range of designs. But Versatiiile is more than just a clothing line and brand.
Diggins explains, “We want to inspire young black males and females to create more businesses and show them they have other outlets to make money.”
Diggins and Miller are trying to change the game in fashion.
“We want it to mean something when you are wearing our clothes. We want each customer to fell special but also realize they are making a statement and wearing a meaning,” she states.
Her passion for helping her community and advocating for minority empowerment has been fostered by her involvement at Clayton State. She is a member of the national service program AmeriCorps, has participated in multiple service learning projects, and attends several of the student leadership conference opportunities at Clayton State.
She has learned how to serve to the community and be a servant leader after attending the Student Leadership Conference and L3 Summit at Clayton State. Diggins explains, “Because of service learning I now know more about different cultures and socioeconomic statuses.
“Clayton State University is Versatiiile’s support system. When Clayton State found out that Jevon and I were creating a clothing line they supported us 100 percent. I love my campus and the support we show one another.”
Clayton State University and the Student Affairs Department have helped make Diggins’ dreams be made real by inspiring her to explore her entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging her activism, and fully supporting her goals.
“Versatiiile wants to reshape the images of the Black community. Making money is not the most important thing to us, it’s the message we want to portray,” comments Diggins.