Business Boom: Entrepreneurs with disabilities follow their passions to profits.
By Lisa Danford
Morgan Godfrey loves her two dogs, Bailey and Charlie. They’re a constant inspiration for her business, Made by Morgan, which sells scrunchie-style dog bandanas.
Godfrey, 24, found her passion in sewing. Her mom, Jenny, likes making quilts and asked her daughter to sew with her. Quilts are big projects that require a lot of time. It was also getting expensive to buy all that fabric, Godfrey said, so her mom suggested a smaller project—making bandanas for Bailey and Charlie.
Godfrey launched Made By Morgan in October 2022, followed quickly by a series of craft shows. “I really wanted my own business, and I like doing craft shows,” she said.
The bandanas come in a variety of colors and styles—Cincinnati Bengals bandanas are particularly popular. They are scrunchie-style, which means they have an elastic band to fit around the dog’s neck. That style also means the bandanas can fit every breed from a chihuahua to a Saint Bernard. She’s also made custom bandanas for potbelly pigs.
“Morgan took her passion for dogs and her love of sewing, and combined them into something that makes her really happy and proud of herself,” Jenny said.
Godfrey loves sewing and built relationships with local business owners who sell her products in their shops. These include Just Brew and Pet Wants Cincy West, as well as groomers Dog Gone Beautiful and Pampered Pets.
“It makes me happy to see the dogs with their bandanas,” Godfrey said.
Made By Morgan also partnered with the local humane society, SPCA Cincinnati, to provide bandanas for the Adopt-a-Pet fund telethon in February and the Fur Ball gala in April.
Find art, cards, cheesecakes, bandanas and more at Just Brew in Silverton, 6940 Plainfield Road.