Business Name: Achie Collection Website: www.vsco.co/achiecollection/gallery Established: 2020 Questions answered by: Shiella Lee
Can you please fully explain your business or product line?
We create timeless, handmade pieces of jewelry with real freshwater pearls and accessories that everyone will truly enjoy for long-term use.
All pieces are uniquely designed and locally made.
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?
The pieces we make are carefully thought out to bring happiness and excitement to everyone.
What inspired you to start your business?
I’ve always loved fashion and never leave the house without accessories. I started making pieces for myself and every time I wore them, I got many compliments. After a while, people wanted the same pieces that I was wearing and encouraged me to sell them! Now, I want to share my work with everyone so they can enjoy them as much as I do.
What was the biggest struggle you’ve had to overcome?
I am working full-time, as most of us do, so finding the time to create more pieces is a challenge.
What has been your biggest success as a maker?
Having the locals support my business.
Do you have any advice that you would pass on to someone hoping to start up their own business or product line?
Stay focused on your goal and find the right people to help you.
Please share any upcoming events as well as the best place(s) for people the purchase your product!
All upcoming pop-up events/shows will be posted through Instagram. Let’s keep in touch!