Small Business Saturday: Colombian Crafts by Paola
1) What is your name(s) or nickname(s) that you go by?
Gina Paola Wilson
2) Why did you create your business?
I wanted to introduce the handmade art that is created by people in different regions of my home country Colombia, and help them purchase these items.
3) How long have you been in business?
Since August 2018
4) What kind of experience can a new customer expect when buying from you?
Customers can expect 5-star service from me, from the moment they open my page to after they receive their products.
5) What kind of products and services do you provide?
I provide crafted handbags, jewelry hats and other accessories mostly from Colombia. I also make face covers.
6) What is your favorite product to sell and why?
The Wayuu Mochilas, because each bag is one of kind and the artisans can express their feelings telling a history in each design.
7) How can people buy from you?
I have a website with square, also I sell on Poshmark, people can contact me through Email, Facebook & Instagram.
8) What are your social media platforms where people can follow your journey?
Here are the links:
9) What do you want your customers to take away from following your journey or buying your product(s)?
I want them to know how proud I am to provide great customers while exhibiting and promoting the beautiful handmade products I have to offer.
10) Is there anything that you would like to add?
When you buy from me you are promoting small businesses.
Final Thoughts from Shenel
I met Paola when I hosted my first Posh N Sip event in 2019. If you're unfamiliar with a Posh N Sip, it's a networking event for the e-commerce app, Poshmark. Paola and I bonded over fashion and our love for unique items. We kept in touch through the power of social media. We met for dinner to discuss her business. As you know, I love supporting businesses that focus on handmade items, women owned businesses, or small businesses that support the community. Paola's business aligned with what I look for in a small business.
Each item is handmade with unique details. I love the bright colors that represent the beauty of the Colombian culture. These pieces are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. Whether you're wearing jeans and a T-shirt or a little black dress, these pieces can add a pop of color to your outfit. Make sure to follow Paola on all her social media platforms.
The picture on the left is of a bag I modeled for her. The picture on the right is a Colombian bag she gifted me. Paola and I must have been on the same wavelength because she customized the bag with my name in blue letters which is my favorite color. You can watch the unboxing moment at instagram.com/savesellshenel
(Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are that of the owner. Any purchases made are between Colombian Crafts and the buyer. No commission is made from featuring this business on my blog).