Shontay Pinder: an entrepreneur and the owner of PASSPORT by SP

Meet Shontay Pinder. Shontay is an entrepreneur and the owner of PASSPORT by SP, a fashion company.As the overseer of her brand, she designs, manufacture and sell women’s apparel to boutique owners in the USA and internationally. Her brand is currently highlighted in the May issue of British Vogue. She is also an educator. As an adjunct professor, she taught specialization of Industrial Organizational Psychology at Chicago State University for 5 years.

“I was born and raised in Hyde Park. I still live in Hyde Park and previously housed my showroom in Hyde Park for three years. I attended Kenwood Academy High School. A fun fact about my graduation is that before he was the President of the United States, President Barack Obama was our keynote speaker!”

“Hyde Park is a neighborhood that welcomes diversity and I love that! You can be who you are in Hyde Park and people will appreciate and welcome your unique identity.”

“On the issue of recommending one business in Hyde Park, this is a hard one! If you are visiting, you must go to Soul Shack!!! If you love or want to experience some down home, real southern Mississippi soul food cooking, this is the place!!!”

“The saddest moment of my life is when a close friend of mine passed away last May. I was so busy, I kept saying that I was going to call her. Five months had past then I got word that she had passed away from cancer. I was so hurt—life sure gets in the way sometimes. I regretted not reaching out sooner and being so wrapped up in things with business that I failed to keep in touch as I normally would.  Never forget to send that text or call and say you love someone!”

Join Shontay and Passport by SP on April 5th, 7:00pm – 9:00pm as they host an April pop-up experience of shop, dance, drink and socialize:

Connect Gallery
1520 E. Harper Court
Chicago, IL 60615   


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