When I started Mulierose, I didn’t know what to expect. I had always wanted to create clothing for other people and by chance I ran into the right people at the right time that knew the right words to push me into finally taking the leap.

I learned a lot from the craft shows I had a booth at and the first Etsy store I opened. I started selling in a few physical stores around Vancouver a while ago and met a lovely entrepreneur named Carol Hyslop who owns Favourite in the Lonsdale Quay. Her and I were chatting about the good she carried one day and she made a comment about needing some basics. One of those basics was a belt. A belt I just so happened to have made for myself.

I stocked up her store already full of treasures and anxiously awaited the results. They came and they were good! The belts sold! I offered my other stores similar items and expanded my online Etsy store to carry them as well. They sold even better online.

After some time to think about where I really wanted to take the business (after all, I do still have a day job as a UX designer that I love) I decided that accessories were a lot easier to keep up with than custom made clothing with multiple pieces involved. It’s also a lot easier on storage space!

While I’m still trying to clear out some old stock on Etsy, if you visit now you’ll see that the store named is Cinched Belts. Once that stock is gone, it’s gone forever. If you’re interested in upcycled wares, I do still have a small selection of belts made from men’s silk ties.

If you follow me on any social media, you’ll notice that the account names are changing over to Cinched as well. And if you don’t follow me, well, now’s as good of a time as any to start! Pinterest Facebook

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