Business Name: Winnipeg North of Fargo Website: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/winnipegnorthoffargo Established: 2015 Questions answered by: Roy Liang
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
We make vintage and locally inspired accessories & goods for you and your home, all with a sense of humour mixed in!
With the Winnipeg local maker community continuing to grow, what is the most important thing you’d like potential customers of your company to know?
We strive to use slow old-school techniques as we are not that technically advanced; silk screening, lots of sewing, etc. Each of our products comes from the heart.
What inspired you to start your business?
The joy of seeing someone’s face light up when they see something of ours for the first time!
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
Social media and selling online are extremely intimidating.
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
We consider every sale a success, big or small. It’s nice to know we touch someone’s heart when we receive feedback that one of our products was well received.
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Follow your heart and don’t get consumed by what someone else is doing.