Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium
Please join us in welcoming Ebru of DoveGlove, our featured member!
Tell us about yourself.
My name is Ebru and I design lace gloves and bridal accessories.
Located in Turkey and all products handmade by me.
I learned fashion design and sewing lessons at the university. I’m a professional photographer also.
My strong relationships with my suppliers and vendors ensure that you receive the best service and quality available. I am constantly seeking out the best, most unique products to help make each event one of a kind.
I take pride in making your dream of the “perfect day” into a reality and we look forward to working with you.
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
The Dove Glove was founded in 2008 and has become a wonderful and quaint one stop shop for the bride-to-be.
I have always liked to design new things.
It is a dream to start wholesale sales in this small business. Day by day, I can do I can do that faster production and more production. My business is very important for my family and me.
It’s a great pleasure, and it’s my priority job.
Tell us a bit about your products.
I am doing handmade gloves. I use French lace, guipures and tulle.
Sometimes I have different ideas and I create new gloves with the materials I have.
I accept custom orders also, because I love to be a seller. And make people happy. For their wedding days or formal days or casual days.
What inspires your work?
First of all, brides and weddings are affecting me.
Everything in the nature, an accessory I see or just the fabric itself.
Seasons and colors inspire me all the time.
I like to look at the good side of life.
And it’s great to share the happiness of people.
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
I will continue to work hard, of course.
I am looking forward to refining my product line over the coming year. Working on new ideas for products and hope to get close to 500 to this year.
I will continue to look for shops where I can do wholesale in different countries.
I want the whole world are recognized DoveGlove brand.
Because it is very fortunate.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
I love all of the people who do this job. They all work to share the best days.
All my products are genuine handmade. Using very good quality materials, I complete my orders carefully.
I’m also an artist, and I can paint in any color my customers want.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
Yes I’ve got a small work space or studio.
But I like to make my gloves with my family room.
And sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet and undisturbed work space to create in.. I can work and listen to my playlist. I like old rock music and I listen very often.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
The most important thing I know and am sure of; honesty.
It never changes!
I learned very well the importance of not doing sales without being sure about the colors.
These are the things you should pay attention to when selling from the internet; colors and sizes.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
Etsy is a most beautiful and useful platform for selling handmade products..
Etsy is a very dynamic place where things often change and you just have to be committed to keep learning and working on your craft and your shop.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
I’ve got a lot of hobbies.
I’m a photographer and I love take photos since 2006.
I’ve got a bicycle and I’m going beautiful places for taking photos with my music.
.Music is my never give up hobbies and makes me happy always. I love rock music. Like Survivor, Journey, Asia, Hammerfall, Bon Jovi etc.
What is your favorite quote?
The world’s your playground, enjoy it.
Where can people find out more about your business?
google+ : Ebru
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
I thank you very much for this opportunity first of all.
I would like to say that I feel there are many talented people in the world and I encourage them to share their gifts with others, whether through teaching or making and selling.
Be happy and spread happiness!
If you would like to be featured, please go to the CIJ Etsy Forum and fill out the questionnaire. Please note you must be a member of the CIJ Etsy team to be featured.