1 hr 5 min

004 - How to Open a Small Retail Shop (and Be Sustainable, too) with Gillie Roberts Making It in Asheville

    • Places & Travel

In this episode, we interview Gillie Roberts, founder and owner of Ware – a sustainable lifestyle store located in the heart of Asheville. Gillie, a Brevard native, opened shop less than a year ago after finally realizing her dream of combining her love of art and fashion with her degree in sustainability. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn:



the defining moment when Gillie decided to open a retail front
the steps she took to raise capital funds, source products, and find the right name for her business
how Gillie thinks about marketing and community engagement
advice and tips for practicing sustainability in your own life


We hope you enjoy Gillie’s go-getter attitude and incredible story.


Check out Gillie’s shop, Ware.


Gillie hosts community events frequently in her shop and is always getting in new eco-friendly products. To stay up-to-date with the latest happenings, follow Ware on Instagram.


Gillie’s Asheville Favorites:



For their Veggie Burgers: Bhramari Brewing
Favorite Coffee: High Five Coffee
Favorite activities to bring visiting friends to: Asheville Tourists Baseball Game and exploring the waterfalls and white squirrels of Brevard
Who she thinks we should interview next: Coco Villa of Somos by Coco Nuco


For show notes, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/004
To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast
Music by Commonwealth Choir


Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms!
https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/
https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/
https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

In this episode, we interview Gillie Roberts, founder and owner of Ware – a sustainable lifestyle store located in the heart of Asheville. Gillie, a Brevard native, opened shop less than a year ago after finally realizing her dream of combining her love of art and fashion with her degree in sustainability. In this podcast episode, you’ll learn:



the defining moment when Gillie decided to open a retail front
the steps she took to raise capital funds, source products, and find the right name for her business
how Gillie thinks about marketing and community engagement
advice and tips for practicing sustainability in your own life


We hope you enjoy Gillie’s go-getter attitude and incredible story.


Check out Gillie’s shop, Ware.


Gillie hosts community events frequently in her shop and is always getting in new eco-friendly products. To stay up-to-date with the latest happenings, follow Ware on Instagram.


Gillie’s Asheville Favorites:



For their Veggie Burgers: Bhramari Brewing
Favorite Coffee: High Five Coffee
Favorite activities to bring visiting friends to: Asheville Tourists Baseball Game and exploring the waterfalls and white squirrels of Brevard
Who she thinks we should interview next: Coco Villa of Somos by Coco Nuco


For show notes, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/004
To recommend an interviewee, visit: MakingItInAsheville.com/podcast
Music by Commonwealth Choir


Check out Making It in Asheville on other platforms!
https://www.instagram.com/makingitinasheville/
https://www.makingitinasheville.com/youtube/
https://makingitinasheville.com/subscribe/

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