Meet the Makers: Claude + Dex of Barrio Chic

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Meet the Makers, News | No Comments

BARRIO CHIC LOGO

What do you make? How did you get into it?
Kami ay gumagawa ng mga kagamitang pangbahay tulad ng laundry bags at unan na hindi matatagpuan sa SM. Naisip naming magka-lab team (Claude + Dex) na magsimula ng ganitong raket nung kami ay naghahanap ng mga kakaibigang kagamitang pangbahay pagkatapos ng aming kasal.

Are you a full-time crafter? If not, what is your day job?
Sa umaga, art director. Sa gabi, crafter. So masasabi mong half and half.

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Harina unan! Look out for these this weekend! 🙂

What motivates you in pursuing this business?
Ang aming retirement plan: mag-craft (Claude) at magsulat (Dex).

What are some of the challenges of maintaining a craft business?
Ang magkaroon ng sapat na oras sa planning, product research at development. (Di ko kayang tagalugin yon, sorry.)

What’s a new skill–craft or business–that you’d like to learn?
Gusto kong matutunan ang surface pattern design at mag-imprenta sa malalaking tela. Idol ko kasi si Cath Kidston.

Mga bagong kandila ng Barrio Chic!

Mga bagong kandila ng Barrio Chic!  We love how witty their items are.

What’s your most recent craft business milestone?
Medjo mababaw lang, basta makita lang namin na natututwa ang mamimili sa aming paninda. (ex: Listahan and Inday Laundry Bags)

What is your favorite lesson in your experience of your business?
Planning. As in planning months before production.

What craft business advice can you share with other aspiring entrepreneurs?
Kahit nakaka-stress minsan, lagi lang isipin na masaya itong gawin. 🙂

Harina pouches!  Part of the new items Barrio Chic will have with them this weekend!

Harina pouches! Part of the new items Barrio Chic will have with them this weekend!

Um, if you were a craft tool, what would you be? And why?
Silkscreen. Gusto kong ma-transfer yung ginagawa ko at maging inspirasyon sa iba. Naks.

What can we expect to see from you guys at the upcoming Maker’s Market?
Yung aming bagong collection na sako ng harina pouches at unan.

Where else can we find your work?
Sa Facebook. 🙂

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