This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today, we hear from Rachel Désilets of Mouton Sur Un Fil in Caraquet.
I wanted to spend more time touching the fibre crafts, which I am passionate about. Mouton sur un fil project started out as a fun project, but it quickly turned into a small business.
Since I was already self-employed with Citrus Promotions, which works in the field of communications and the web, I already had some business experience. Not only do I love creating in my studio, but I also enjoy managing and developing Mouton sur un fil.
Local products are more and more popular among the population. Whether it’s for gifts or simply for ourselves, we are increasingly turning to local products in order to have an original product. I think that for the public, buying local rhymes with quality. While many like to encourage local entrepreneurs, I believe that it is by offering unique and high-quality products and services that entrepreneurs will build a good local clientele.
My next step is to build a large enough inventory to approach other outlets in New Brunswick, as I currently sell mostly online. I also plan in the next few years to have a small building that would serve as my workshop and boutique, while enjoying the beautiful view of the Bay of Caraquet.
Supporting local businesses has a real impact because they generate wealth, not only by driving the economy but by helping to create a vibrant community.