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.
Pam Buckler creates original artwork inspired by the beautiful Kawarthas. Her work can now be found on her brand new Square online store!
Deon Best is a multidisciplinary artist and instructor with a creative background in Modern Batik Art, an East African Fabric Art style. He is excited to have an online store, and to be able to reach he Canada-wide audience once more.
While working with the ShopHERE team, Shadane received the help she needed to get started online, and the continued support to learn her way around the new platform. Learn more about Original Noir Custom Creations' new ecommerce website here!
In 2013, Sadé James opened Madeoneofakind by Sadé, an upscale boutique for handmade jewellery, clothing and accessories in Durham, ON. With a new online store, Sadé can reach a broader audience and market to jewellery lovers everywhere!
Clare McIntyre is an interior designer from Toronto, Ontario. She runs Clare McIntyre Studio where she draws on her experience in visual art and interior design to create innovative projects, and can now be found on her online store from ShopHERE.
Oriental Arts is bringing Islamic art and Arabic calligraphy to Canada, and the rest of the world with a little help from the ShopHERE Program. They now have an online store to showcase their pieces.
Graphic Designer and visual artist Jessica Tamlin recently started an ecommerce store to open up another selling channel for her business to reach a larger audience. She speaks about how important it is now to have a reliable, one stop online shop.
Chakou Collection, a brand dedicated to keeping African traditions alive, is now able to reach more customers with a brand new online store. Chakoutio’s main goal is to build a dynamically impactful brand by celebrating African values and history.
With the inevitable cancellation of in person events, artist Prada needed an effective way for The Prada Gallery to have a strong online presence, while still maintaining her brand. She now has this with an new ecommerce website on Shopify!