So as you all know I love to support local and started a segment where we could share, learn and inspire!
During lock down, we are going to do a whole lot of these to highlight these businesses – many of which are taking HUGE strain during this time – and shed some awareness and love to all.
So I would love to introduce you to an awesome online store where you can find all sorts of really divine locally made items! all in one place. They have gone and found YOU all the most beautiful items and now you can buy them all on one, easy to use website.
Let’s find out more about the Jislaaik Online Shop!
Please tell us a little bit about your business!
We have a passion for good-quality, locally-made South African products.
And we’re bringing those products to you. We stock products from various brands & creatives who hold to sound ethical values in their production and in their business practices. We aim to provide products that are manufactured to be environmentally sustainable, while also raising social consciousness.
Our collaborations with our suppliers result in unique one-of-a-kind product lines. We love introducing creatives to each other who together with us, bring concepts to realisation that are exquisite and exclusive.
You opened your own business – How does it feel to be a successful business owner that inspires others and loves what they do?
To be able to reach for a dream is such an amazing feeling just because there are so many other people who are not able to what they love for various reasons or challenges. The journey is certainly a rollercoaster ride with ups and downs but at the end of the day, if a person ordered something through our online shop and we could exceed
their expectations, it is definitely one of the best feelings in the world.
What are the top 3 learnings you have had to find out the hard way since starting your own business?
– Just keep swimming… Things will eventually work out and get better
– Nothing is an overnight success, it takes a great amount of effort to achieve your goals
– Build real relationships on your journey, it will make the hard times so much better
Where do you see your business in 5 years? Once we have gotten over the effects of the lock down.
Jislaaik needs to become a national brand for premium locally made products. It needs to be a leading online store and do things differently.
What is your advice to individuals out there wanting to start their own businesses but are too scared?
Just start. Don’t wait for everything to be perfect. Something small is better that nothing.
Tell us 2 things that are the BEST part about owning your own business and make it all worth while?
*Deciding where the business needs to go and making it happen
*Being able to give back by supporting other local brands and charities
How has lock down affected you and your team?
Lockdown certainly slowed things down but gave us time to rest, cope with what is happening and to rethink things and make plans.
Please support local and check send some love to Jislaaik and follow them on Instagram and Facebook! Their store really has something for everyone, and is constantly bringing on new brands and vendors. Check it out!