At starjabu we are always being inspired by our Kenyan digital entrepreneurs who are defying the traditional methods of doing business by using the internet,especially social media, to make a living. We had a chance to interview Kongin Damaris , who is the owner of urban knots Kenya. Urban knots Kenya is a Kenyan crochet brand that hand makes unique crochet pillow cases, shorts , bikinis and tops. Without too much talk lets get right into it, I hope she leaves you inspired and motivated as she did us.
What is your full name? Damaris Kongin.
What is the name of your business? Urban knots kenya.
When did you start ? 2017
Are you a full time digital entrepreneur or do you own a physical shop? Yes, I am a full time digital entrepreneur.
How much did you use to start your business ? Less than 5000kshs.
Is this your primary source of income? No , it is not.
How long does it take to clear your stock? I make my products on order so it depends on how many customers I have.
What is the biggest challenge you are facing ? I have to limit my orders because the work I do is time consuming .
Do you deliver countrywide? Yes I do , via courier services available in Eldoret.
Is this a long time business or a short term business ? I would say short term.
What do you love most about your work? All my pieces are hand made which means they are heartfelt, every piece is made with a lot of love.
Would you consider this is as an only source of income ? Uhm No.
Wow I must say each one of your items is done with such finesse , keep up the good work . Any last words to someone who is out there trying to figure out how to start a business and which one to start ? I would say just do it. Decide which business to start depending on your strengths.
Thank you for having us and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Shop for her products on our starjabu supashop shop.