Lysa Ainsworth, a Hixson, TN resident who made headbands with her $89 sewing machine, noticed that the Duck Commanders website wasn’t selling any headbands. As any fan of the Duck Dynasty show knows, most of the men on the show wear headbands. Lysa thought it was wrong that the website wasn’t selling them. She suggested to them that they should include them. They asked her to send a sample and she said she already had. Within two weeks, they called her back and placed an order for 500 camo and 500 stars and stripes. She says they sold out of a partial shipment of the stars and stripes within two hours. Since September, she has made and sold a couple thousand headbands.
It just goes to show that Duck Dynasty doesn’t just make life better by making us laugh, it also makes life better by giving some the opportunity to make a living. Lysa, who suffers from depression, says “your strength is gonna come if you’ll get up and take the first step. You do your part and he’ll do his. I know that because that’s the way it happened for me.”