Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings
Tell us about yourself.
“I am a stay at home mom of 2 girls. I am the owner, designer, photographer, marketer, shipper and customer service contact. During the day, I’m a mom, cook, chauffeur, karate mom. After dinner, I am a crazy sewer with head phones on listening to some audio book while I sew.
Reducing waste to keep the Earth cleaner for our children and the next generation has motivated me to sew reusable cloth products.
I grew up using cloth products so it was easy for me to use cloth instead of disposable paper. I believe that it is my responsibility to teach my daughters (who will I hope someday be mothers) to use reusable cloth products instead of disposable paper to reduce waste for a cleaner Earth.”
When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?
I opened my Shop in 2015. I wanted to use reusable products to reduce waste and help others accomplish the same.
Tell us a bit about your products.
I make reusable cloth napkins. Everyday Cloth napkins can help reduce a lot of waste.
What inspires your work?
To reduce waste.
What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?
I want to add more reusable cloth products.
What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?
Communication to customers on every step of the order process and same day shipping as order day.
Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?
I have a closet to store fabric and finished products. I work on a table in the family room.
What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?
I wish I had started this business earlier.
Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?
Just start selling.
When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?
I like to spend time with my family.
What is your favorite quote?
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Where can people find out more about your business?
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
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