Etsy Seller Interview Series- The Hobo Train
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1. When did you open your shop?
"March 21, 2010"
2. What do you make?
"Funky reversible hobo bags"
3. What is your favorite item in your shop?
"My patchwork dreambags are my favourite, because they are more creative and allow me to combine contrasting fabrics."
4. What is your biggest challenge?
"Working less. I tend to think about and worry about my shop all the time, that it can take the fun out of it. Learning to give my self a break has been a challenging but I'm practicing it more and more. haha!"
5. Where are you from?
"Mansonville, Québec, Canada in a majestic and magical Valley that is home to the largest private nature reserve east of the Rockies."
6. Why do you love Etsy?
"I love Etsy because it helps to allow me to live as a self-employed artisan and it generally promotes the ethic of buying handmade and being aware of where your purchases come from and how they are made. I am also a free spirit, so Etsy allows me a more flexible lifestyle."
7. Tell me about your shop
"My shop offer a mind-blowing array of colours, fabrics, textures, and patterns in the shape of roomy and reversible hobo bags. I like to have fun with my shop as you can tell by my shop's motto: Get bagged in style!"
Which do you prefer from The Hobo Train?
8. How did you get interested in crafting?
"I was working deadend jobs and desperately needed an outlet for my creativity. Also I don't like having a boss, so I figured I could be my own boss. And I think I'm doing a damn good job at it!"
9. What kind of craft would you like to learn next?
"I am quickly learning how to make clothing from recycled materials and already have some new items ready to photograph and put in the shop. I think quality unique upcycled clothing is hard to come by and in demand."
10. What's in store for the future?
"I would like to continue to develop by business online, possibly have an independent website shop, too. And, I definitely want to have a section for vintage in my current shop. I've been collecting vintage clothing for years and it's time to put it out there. haha!"