Tag: merchant stories

Kellie Phelan, The Works: building community at Seattle’s DIY School

Kellie Phelan, The Works: building community at Seattle’s DIY School

When a stressful career-related health crash sent Kellie Phelan on the search for more meaningful day-to-day, she discovered that her passion for making things by hand fulfilled her local community’s...

/ March 3, 2021
Dou Ji Artisanal Beverages – A thirst for success

Dou Ji Artisanal Beverages – A thirst for success

Pamela and William set out to quench the thirst of Shanghai, one bottle at a time, by starting Dou Ji Artisanal Beverages. Here is their Merchant story. Like many other...

/ February 1, 2021
Khadi London - Fabrics with
a difference

Khadi London: Fabrics with a difference

Kishore Shah always had an interest in changing the world for the better. Here’s how he found the power to make an impact by starting social enterprise, Khadi London. Here...

/ January 21, 2021
SCOOP Marketplace: balancing sustainability, business & family

Stephanie, SCOOP Marketplace: Balancing sustainability, business & family

Stephanie Lentz opened Scoop Marketplace in Seattle to ‘normalize zero-waste grocery shopping and teach people how to walk gently on the planet’, and to create a more financially independent future...

/ January 11, 2021
Cambodia Knits: Helping one stitch at a time

Cambodia Knits: Helping one stitch at a time

Monika wanted to make a direct impact on the impoverished villages around her in Cambodia. To make a difference, she started social enterprise Cambodia Knits. Here’s her Merchant Story. Originally...

/ December 16, 2020
Flying Squirrel - How Angelina Leong found herself

The Flying Squirrel: How Angelina Leong Found Herself While Managing Her Own Restaurant

Her staff treated her like an outsider because of her lack of experience. So Angelina trained herself to become a capable chef, a caring manager, and a respected boss. Here’s...

/ December 11, 2020
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Stay True To Yourself: How Park Bench Deli Made Their Mark

Big, bold and beautiful. It’s not just how the gourmet sandwiches are like at Park Bench Deli, but the story of the founders hwo went looking for trouble and founded...

/ July 12, 2019

Galaxy Cakes and Twilight Drinks: The Secret Behind How Boufe Get Its Customers Talking About Them

Last updated Jun 14, 2019 A quick search for the name “Boufe” will probably bring you headlines like this: And also eye-teasing videos of this: View this post on Instagram...

/ June 14, 2019
3D Nails

How 3D Nails Runs Their Successful Social Campaign

The competition in Singapore is definitely steep for many businesses which includes nails salons. We interviewed Janet from 3D Nails, as featured in our writeup, Nail Salons in Singapore that are...

/ June 30, 2018
Ina.Shea — Iverina and Sheau Chyn

Ina.Shea — How They’ve Grown in a Highly Competitive Niche

The floral market is a $100B industry globally. Despite the market size, floriculture is one of the most competitive, cut-throat niches in the world. Flowers are frail, need to be...

/ April 20, 2018