Please tell us about yourself! Your name, where you’re from, where do you currently live?
My name is “Huvaida Nishat”. I come from Karachi, Pakistan and am currently located in Caledon, Ontario.
What is your business name and when did you get started?
I’ve started my business by the name of “Asian Collection by Huvaida” in March 2023.
What inspired & motivated you to start your own business?
I’ve always preferred to buy clothing in-person rather than online because mostly light effects make the actual color different then I decided to open a clothing store that is home-based and has different varieties for the convenience of people purchasing by looking at the material and quality in-person rather than online.
What are your business goals?
My goal is to provide the best possible service to my clients by selling them good quality material with updated designs at a reasonable price.
What were the challenges you faced and how did you overcome them?
The main challenge is to bring some innovation in the designs because there are many boutiques in GTA selling their stuff. Then one of my very dear and sister-like friends suggested I have to create my own designs and customize clothes along with carrying branded designer clothes.
The best business advice you ever received or a favorite quote?
The customer is very precious and should be the top priority, always sell the stuff with their actual details and never compromise on the product quality of the stuff.
Tell us about the products you offer.
Asian Collection by Huvaida offers a vast variety of Party wear (embroidered and printed); formals and casuals that are custom designed and branded. Pre-ordering of new designs by different designers is a facility we offer. We also provide customized stitching for our client’s custom sizes or the standard on-demand for extra charges if purchased from our store. Shipping is also available through the website (asiancollection.ca) Canada-wide.
How do you advertise your business?
You can find us on google with our business address and website (asiancollection.ca). Also on Facebook, Instagram(asiancollection.huvaida) as well on Marketplace.
How does your business help the community?
Asian Collection by Huvaida provides one of the best services to their clients by providing high-end quality fabric, designs, and colors as per requirement at reasonable rates. Also, we do provide the service to get the suits at their doorstep via shipping if the customer needs it. Pre-orders of suits either stitched or unstitched is also available. Unstitched suits can be stitched on demand.
How do you balance your business & home life?
My business hours are flexible so I’m available for a showing by appointment between 9 am to 9 pm. If anyone wants to visit the showroom they can WhatsApp at +1 437 226 9606 to book an appointment or message us on Facebook, Instagram, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hobbies, interests. How do you unwind?
I love to go on long-drives, going out for shopping, dinner, movies and lakeside in my leisure time. Also love to write blogs, poetry, read fiction novels, and do research work related to my field in which I’ve done my graduation.
What is a day in your life like?
I’m currently pursuing my Masters in my field from one of the prestigious universities so my day starts after a cup of tea then with my research work. I do have some appointments besides this for my clothing business which I deal with as per my schedule. I really enjoy my day with my busy schedule because I love to dedicate my full attention to my business.
Is your family involved in your business?
Definitely! Without their love and support it could not be possible for me.
What advice would you give to others who want to start their own business?
Whatever business you start, you must do it with dedication and devotion. Customer satisfaction should be the top priority not money, because earning is already written in your fate.
How can we find you online- social media platforms & email?
You can find me on multiple social media platforms like;
Facebook: Asian Collection by Huvaida
Instagram: Asian Collection by Huvaida
Whatsapp: +1 437 226 9606