Sunday, November 29, 2009

Interview-Vegan No Whey

Todays interview is with Jessi of VeganNoWhey


How did you choose the name of your shop and how long have you been a member of
Etsy?

I have only had a shop on etsy for a short time, but I am always helping Heather package her goodies, and cut fabric. The name just kind of came to me I guess
Eventually I would like to get a shop banner so it reads "Vegan? NO WHEY!"

What kinds of items do you sell in your shop and what inspired you to start
creating them?

I started selling my recipes for delicious foods that I wish I could sell right in my shop...someday..someday we will have a certified kitchen easily accessable to us!

Do you donate to any charities or do any volunteer work?
I give to different animal sanctuaries whenever I am able to. I am also involved in food not bombs in my area, which unfortunately has been pretty sparse lately.

What are some of your favorite things about etsy?
I love the variety, I love that anything I want can be bought handmade by someone on etsy. Walmart for a blanket HAH I dont think so, I can get it on etsy and it will be so much cooler.

Do you sell your items outside of etsy, either online or in retail shops?
Not currently, tho I would love to have an all vegan all organic catering service!

Have you been featured anywhere?
I guess I had my potato salad on the front page of etsy, which was pretty exciting...

Do you have any future plans for your shop?
Future plans would be adding more of my recipes, and hopefully someday being able to sell food...those delicious breakfast sandwiches from my kitchen to your tummy..until then I can only dream!

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have?
I love riding bikes around the city we live in, drinking tea, going on adventures, hiking, going canoeing...spending time with our doggie friends!

Do you have any animal companions?
Yep 2 incredibly spoiled incredibly needy doggy friends
I also have a cat at grammas
a cat and a dog at my parents house!

Do you have any websites besides your shop that you would like to tell us
about?

Check out Vegan Craft Sample bags, its pretty much all we have been thinking about lately since it took over our apartment!
http://www.vegansamples.etsy.com 100% profits go to animals at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary

How long have you been vegan and what made you go vegan?
Vegan about 2 1/2 years now, I started hanging out with Heather and realized how easy it was to make the switch from veg to vegan. It happened almost instantly and I have never looked back!

Do you have any favorite vegan things, like books, websites, stores, etc.?
Strong Hearts Cafe in Syracuse, NY
they are all vegan, and awesome
Best milkshakes on Earth!

What are your favorite foods?
vegan breakfast sandwiches (not just because they are in my shop either hah)
snacks
prickly pears
kumkwats

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check out this informative and inspiring video on why people choose vegan: http://veganvideo.org/

Also see Gary Yourofsky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bagt5L9wXGo