Business Name: Someday Accessories Website: https://somedayaccessories.com Established: 2019 Questions answered by: Tiana and Liana Thomson
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
As a brand, we focus on producing as little waste as possible, from sourcing vintage, remnant, or deadstock fabrics that aligns with our bright and happy colour palette for all handmade hair accessories. We continue this ethos through our unique selection of vintage and pre-loved pieces for your home, from salt and pepper shakers to anything cow-related (that’s right, we love cow print!). We’ve got you covered if you want to add some personality to your outfit or your space while shopping secondhand!
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’re passionate about reducing waste and shopping secondhand! Supporting Someday Accessories means accessorizing yourself and your home without creating new waste, all while staying on trend!
What inspired you to start your business?
Someday Accessories was born while we were looking for a creative outlet. As twin sisters, we do a lot together, and in 2019 we found yet another thing when we began sewing everyone’s favourite ‘80s hair accessory — fun and fluffy scrunchies. From there, it grew as we looked for additional ways to use remnants of fabrics we collected, resulting in 3 sizes of scrunchies and bandanas! It was only natural that we combined our love for hunting down the perfect, wacky piece for our homes and began sharing this with others.
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
Our biggest struggle has been building our target customer base. While we love what we do, it can be difficult to find people who identify with any brand when it’s new. After three years, we’ve cultivated a brand identity that truly reflects our personal styles and we are slowly but surely finding customers (and making friends with) those who support our journey!
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
Generally speaking, we feel the most successful when we have the opportunity to meet and get to know other makers and shoppers! Attending markets and getting to know our customers and hearing their feedback and kind words brings us so much joy. A great example is being able to see our pieces included on people’s wishlists! The first time someone came to purchase one of our pieces off a printed-out wishlist, we were so excited!
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Don’t overthink it! Not everything needs to be perfect before you get started. As long as you know your product is something you can stand behind, then you’re ready to go!
Please share any upcoming events as well as the best place(s) for people the purchase your product!
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