Chez Kwetu

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Custom Shopify Website


Shopify website setup and design for Afro-Bohemian decor maker

Dawn, founder of Chez Kwetu, came to me for help when she wanted to scale up her business by moving her shop off Etsy and onto her own branded Shopify website. Dawn and I worked together to set up a online shop that wove her story throughout, illustrated with custom graphics.

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We started the project with a strategy workshop to define the shop's goals and needs. Since Dawn creates her pieces in collections, we needed to create an elaborate collections page and a way for her to highlight the newest collection on the home page.


We also needed the website to tell Dawn's personal story and the story behind her products. We set up the home page as a storytelling process, sharing Dawn's background, the origins of her textiles, the shop's charity work, as well as links to other pages that continue to reveal the story.


The result is Chez Kwetu's new Shopify website: a standalone beautiful branded platform that sells products, tells the shop's story and promotes the shop during maker events and markets.

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Barbara Kowalski
Currently based in Ottawa, Canada


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