In this episode, I’m talking to Chaz Olajide about her fashionable online dog shop, Sir Dogwood. After working in marketing and communications in the art world, Chaz decided to pursue something that allowed her to be more creative as an entrepreneur. Inspired by her dog at the time, Winston, she launched Sir Dogwood in 2016.
In this conversation, we talk about how she finds unique brands to carry and how input from her die-hard customer fans can impact what products end up in the shop. Chaz also shares how pandemic puppies have inspired her to write new blog content on her website.
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Dog Fashion in Online Retail
Chaz Olajide is an entrepreneur and visual arts communications specialist with broad experience in all aspects of e-commerce, marketing, PR, social media, event management, and community relations. She is the founder and CEO of Sir Dogwood, an inclusive community for swank pups, which features a highly curated selection of quality dog wear and accessories from the freshest and most innovative designers in the US and abroad. Chaz and her husband currently live in Amsterdam with their pup Beatrix.
Topics Discussed in this Episode:
- How Chaz’s quarter-life crisis led her to start her business
- How Chaz finds the right vendors to fulfill her vision
- Keeping up with demand and customer support
- Blogging about a dog capsule wardrobe
- Blog Post: Building Out Your Dog’s Capsule Wardrobe from Scratch
- Chaz is also featured in this blog post profiling more than 30 black woman owned pet brands
Where to Find Chaz:
- Website: https://sirdogwood.com/
- Instagram: @sirdogwood
- Facebook: facebook.com/sirdogwood/
- Pinterest: @sirdogwood
- Twitter: @sirdogwood
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