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.

Everyday Treasures Handmade With Love In Toronto

Kraftika Kreations is a luxury high-quality handmade scrunchy business based out of Toronto, Ontario. The hands and the heart of the business, Rowena Dumada-ug has applied her love for high-end fashion into her business.

by Michelle Foster October 03, 2022
Going Digital To Give The Gift Of One Less Chore

Nicarno Francis is the owner of Avondale Cleaners and Alterations, a dry-cleaning business, that went digital to best serve their customers and give the gift of one less chore to do.

by Amisha Soni July 20, 2022
One-of-a-Kind Designs Brought to Life on Your Shoes

Jamone Munda is the owner of Custom Kicks T.O, a business creating one-of-a-kind designs on shoes in Mississauga, Ontario. Jamone started his business in 2020 and is now the #1 shoe customizer in Toronto.

by `Wayne Sandvik July 04, 2022
The Marketplace Making Quality Boutique Modest Wear Accessible

Giysi is a women’s modest wear online store owned by Umair Usmani. The business’ aim is to make modesty accessible by creating the biggest online platform for modest wear clothing in North America.

by `Wayne Sandvik June 29, 2022
Turning a Setback Into An Opportunity

Andy Lam is the owner and operator of ECOMASK, Located in Toronto, Ontario. ECOMASK is a highly durable, three-layer mask which provides excellent protection. Andy recognized a silver lining and made his product available to a wider market.

by Hassan Abdul May 25, 2022
Winning The Hearts of Brides Throughout The Years

The Brides’ Project is a social enterprise that provides the best of both worlds for each bride as they raise money for cancer charities and help brides say yes to the dress with a more socially conscious and environmentally sustainable option.

by Michelle Foster May 16, 2022
Routine Sundays: Providing Comfort and Style to Everyone

Celebrating the unique aspects of each individual's lifestyle and daily activities. Waterloo-based Routine Sundays hopes to provide locally sourced and ethical clothing to the public.

by Ayesha Siddiqui March 07, 2022
Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club: Playful Apparel Online

Ottawa Tennis and Lawn Bowling Club (OTLBC) is known as one of the hidden gems in Ottawa, Ontario. OTLBC launched the online store in 2021 with the help of ShopHERE, taking inspiration from the club and applying it to their online apparel store.

by `Wayne Sandvik March 02, 2022
Find Sustainable Clothing, Decor, and Home Accessories With LAAT Living

Susan Bishop is the owner of Pneumacity Inc based out of Thunder Bay. Pneumacity Inc is the parent to LAAT Living, an eCommerce website started with the help of ShopHERE, which sells sustainable clothing, decor, and home accessories.

by `Wayne Sandvik January 26, 2022

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