If you’re someone who has an idea that you want on a T-shirt, a business who needs a dozen custom jerseys for the company softball team or a corporation who needs a thousand towels with their logo on them, Mojo’s Stitch N’ Stuff is more than able to fill your needs.
Mojo’s Stitch N’ Stuff, located at 2374 Hempstead Turnpike, does embroidery and silk-screening for practically any kind of garment or material. Owner Joe Martien (Mojo is his nickname) has had a long history in the business.
“I have over 17 years of experience,” he said. “I was working with my mother-in-law a few years ago, she had her own place, and I worked under her, and I just fell in love with the business. I worked with her for 13 years and then she sold the place and I decided to go out on my own.”
No job is too big or small for Mojo’s Stitch N’ Stuff. Customers can come in and present Martien with their own items to be printed on, or he can procure the needed goods himself via catalog. Martien can print on just about anything, including shirts, jackets, jerseys, towels, and more. You can even present him with your own custom imagery for printing or he can help you in developing ones from scratch.
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Considering the harsh national economy, opening his own business was a difficult prospect for the East Meadow native.
“Yes, it was scary starting my own business,” he said. “I took a loan and a gamble, but I have a good clientele. I do things for the MTA, NYPD, SWAT, the fire department, local schools, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus. I have a lot of customers who keep returning, so decided to give it a shot.”
Mojo’s Stitch N’ Stuff had previously been located in Wantagh for five years, but when it came time to renew his lease, Martien weighed his options, ultimately deciding he wanted to re-locate to his home town this past August to be closer to his family.
“I’m a full-time dad with a wife and two kids,” he said. “I always want to be within earshot of my kids. I’ve always had that feeling, always wanted to be close to home. I’ve lived in East Meadow since I was 10, so I’ve been here for over 25 years.”
Martien clearly is a man who enjoys his job--bringing people’s imaginations to life via the clothes on their back.
“My slogan is ‘putting thoughts into stitches.' I can help you put your idea into thread,” he said. “Whatever the job you need, be it one item or a thousand items. I can handle it.”