Today we’d like to introduce you to Rosario Flores.
Hi Rosario, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I opened my Etsy shop in 2020, the year of unprecedented times. I began crafting items for friends and family meanwhile I continued to dress my pup with the latest fashion. I quickly realized I wanted to challenge myself and make pet apparel but with a twist, matching fur mama accessories. With my mom’s help, we began cutting fabric and measuring out different sizes for what we thought would best suit all kinds of pup and kitties. Then, we began making matching scrunchies with what we all needed most, masks.
As my small business has continued to grow, I have been blessed to partner with a local animal rescue to raise money for animals in need. My goal is to help as many animals as possible. Ultimately, my hope is that every fur baby has the opportunity to have a loving home and one day become an official furry friend.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. I began this business during a crazy time of uncertainty. In the beginning, it was difficult reaching the right audience with no previous experience. As time went by, I began participating in pop ups to showcase my items. These pop-ups have allowed me to interact not only with many furry friends but also with their parents and their feedback has helped me improve my outreach.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
After graduating college with a major in human communications, my goal was to find a career that would allow me to practice my interpersonal skills. Thankfully, I began a career at one of the most innovating and successful space companies. Currently, both my career and my passion are molding me to become the best version of me.
Is there a quality that you most attribute to your success?
I believe that the best quality I can have is to remain humble. If I am able to continue helping other small businesses and local animal rescues, then I know that I am serving my purpose. I want to always remember to stay humble and be grateful for everything I have achieved thus far. After all, there is no need to have it all but make the best of what you have and that is what I will continue striving for.
- 16.00 bandanas
- 28-32.00 pet parent apparel
- 10-12.00 fur toys
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FurryFriendsAndCorp?ref=seller-platform-mcnav
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/furry.friendsandco/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/furryfriendsandco.shop