In April 2015, while visiting furniture stores in Arizona, Winston thought about how selling furniture could be done a bit differently to make unique pieces more accessible. Back in the Caribbean, where he was living at the time, Winston developed this idea into a more concrete concept. He figured he could break down a furniture design to its absolute core, then mass produce this core as a component to be customized and finished by the customer. Not only would this make custom furniture more affordable, it would make building and designing furniture more accessible. In short: Custom furniture for everyone.
Equipped with a concept, Winston moved back to his hometown of Vancouver to pursue his vision. Over the next two years Saw & Sew’s initial product was designed and honed. A local Vancouver craftsmen and his team helped develop and fine-tune four prototypes. Once complete, a fully functional prototype in hand, Winston moved to London to explore the European market. It was here Saw & Sew was officially born.