Success Stories

Amidst a growing call for digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis, the ShopHERE program has supported businesses and artists across Ontario with their very own online stores. Find some of our graduate success stories below and see how we help participants succeed online. Learn more about the program here.

Pivoting Businesses Turned Passion Into Profit

Rink Threads is a Windsor-based hockey apparel store for fans all around the world, with a new online store ready to feature all of their top products for fans of any size. Owner Heather is excited to reach a wider audience of fellow hockey lovers!

by Valentina NavasValentina Navas November 26, 2020
The Most ADORERable Outfits for Children

The children’s clothing brand Adorer had to change its business model when COVID-19 hit. They're excited to now have an online store to feature their unique hand-embroidered, made in Canada, and locally sourced products!

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel November 25, 2020
Toronto Designer Bringing Luxury To Your Life

Karn Goode is bringing a little bit of luxury into your daily life with her luxury silk face scarves. You can find her products on her new Shopify store, set up with the ShopHERE Program.

by Julia OverJulia Over November 06, 2020
Your One-Stop-Shop For All Things Baseball

Dirtbag Baseball Nation sells apparel and training aids, operates a podcast called Baseball Evolution, a YouTube channel called PWDDirtbags, has a blog, and provides training to players, parents and coaches. Find them on their new online store today!

by Olivia DelbelloOlivia Delbello October 28, 2020
How Bahaar Fashions Became an Online Studio With ShopHERE 

Business owner Rosie sources her products directly from India by connecting with local female business owners. Rosie supports local businesswomen and provides them with their first orders. You can find them on her new ShopHERE Shopify store.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 18, 2020
The Journey Of An Entrepreneur

On Margaret's new online store, customers can find anything from clothing and accessories, to kitchen utensils and home decor. She is excited for all of the new possibilities of e-commerce, and feels as though a "weight has been lifted."

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel September 08, 2020
Toronto-Based Artist Creates Wearable Pieces

Artfitted is an art-inspired business that draws inspiration from the original artworks of graphic fine-artist Ato Seitu, a trailblazer and a community activist within the Toronto Arts community since the 1970s. They are not able to sell online.

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel August 28, 2020
Toronto-Based Clothing Brand LOCAL WOMAN Sells Out Overnight

LOCAL WOMAN is a limited-run, online sustainable clothing line based in Toronto who shared her motto: “Put the pedal to the metal - build your Instagram and social media platforms and have a product you believe in!”

by Kristina AdelKristina Adel August 05, 2020
Toronto Designer Tala Kamea Sells Handmade Masks In Response To COVID-19

Tala Kamea applies her background in fashion design to help her community by making handmade masks, which are now available for order through Shopify thanks to the ShopHERE program.

by Sara ReynoldsSara Reynolds July 29, 2020

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