Satya’s first entrepreneurial endeavor started in 2010 when her mother asked for a soft hat to cover her bare head after she has lost her hair due to the effects of cancer treatment.
Satya continued making hats for herself, her mother and their friends out of her apartment using a jiffy steamer and her oven.
Needing to fill orders, Satya’s friend, Designer, Charles Nolan introduced her to the Makins Hat Factory (one of Manhattan’s last hat factories, in the Garment District of NYC). She worked closely with them until 2013, when the 40 year old Makins Hat Factory abruptly closed. By saving Manhattan's last hat factories Satya and her team continue to preserve the legacy of the Makins Hat factory and the craft of hand made hats in America.