Throughout the holiday season, we're highlighting the small businesses in our community, particularly those owned by Black people, Indigenous people, and people of color. The second in our series of featured business owners is Chelse Inman, the owner of Alll Good Things.
We asked her a few questions about herself and her business that we wanted to share with you!
What was your motivation behind starting your business?
The more that I think about this and try to dive into my sixteen year old mind I believe that my motivation for starting my business came from a desire to make money off of my hobby of collecting vintage pieces to give me the funds to continue to collect, along with the idea of someone wanting to purchase something I made with my own two hands completely blew my mind! This motivation has changed over the years but one thing’s still certain - I still enjoy collecting and creating!
How long have you been in business?
I have been in business on Etsy since about 2013 selling all sorts of things. I started with vintage goods from my vast collection and homemade items such as scarfs, hats, washcloths, and aprons. Over the years that has slowly transformed into educational items and apparel.
What’s your favorite part of running your business?
My favorite part about running my business is reading the reviews and getting pictures of my customers enjoying their items! I also love having the flexibility and ability to showcase some of the things I come up with.
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I really love to dabble in any creative outlet I have the time for. Years ago when I used to live in California, I would sell desserts at my husbands job. A specialty of mine was raspberry thumbprint cookies and they were out of this world! But, as of late when I’m not homemaking and loving on my sweet sweet toddler, I am creating and brainstorming for my shop, hand building with clay or throwing on a potters wheel, experimenting with natural fibers, feeding my sourdough starter, mushroom hunting with my vintage nature guides, photographing nature and shooting family sessions, trying to master vegan deserts, and limping through a poetry or short story session.
A dream of mine is to own an old school or church house and turn it into a studio where I can just let my creativity run free and offer crafty workshops to the public. I imagine that I would plant wildflowers on the property and just have a safe space where I am free to express myself and take a break from the stresses of life.
If you'd like to learn more about her apparel, educational items, vintage goods, homemade items (and more!) that Chelse is selling, you can visit her website here: Alll Good Things. Note: Free shipping on orders over $35!